For the third year in a row, City will advance to the semifinals, where they will face Real Manchester City, an old rival of Pep Guardiola’s. — Norwegian striker Erling Haaland celebrates scoring. AFP
Manchester City will confront Genuine Madrid in the Bosses Association elimination rounds for the second consecutive year after an Erling Haaland objective got a 1-1 draw and a 4-1 total last-eight win over Bayern Munich on Wednesday.
The Norwegian missed a penalty in the first half, but he made his way upfield in the second half and smashed it past Bayern goalkeeper Yann Sommer for his 48th goal in 41 games this season.
Joshua Kimmich scored a late penalty and Bayern had a goal disallowed for offside in the second half, but their inability to capitalize on possession and chances haunted them once more.
READ MORE City will advance to the semifinals for the third year in a row, but they will face Real Madrid, Pep Guardiola’s old foe. Real scored two late goals to dramatically win the match and win the title last season.
At the European level, Guardiola is frequently criticized for tinkering with his team, so he used the same lineup that won the first leg 3-0 in Manchester.