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Bayern Munich vs. Manchester City: CONFIRMED teams, match stats and LIVE blog!

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Bayern Munich lost their final friendly as part of their summer 2022 US tour to a debut goal from Manchester City's Erling Haaland.

As it happened!

Bayern: Neuer (c) - Pavard, Upamecano, Hernandez, Davies - Kimmich, Sabitzer - Sane, Müller, Coman - Gnabry

Man City: Ederson - Cancelo, Wilson-Esbrand, Dias, Ake - Rodrigo, De Bruyne (c), Bernardo - Mahrez, Haaland, Grealish

0 - 1

(0 - 1)

Bayern
SECOND HALF
Man City
Friendly
Pre-season
Pre-season Lambeau Field, Green Bay (USA)
78'

CLOSE!

City pick off a Bayern mistake, but substitute Cole Palmer sends his shot from 18 yards wide. Ulreich was beaten.
75'

Substitution

sub
Rico Lewis
sub
Josh Wilson-Esbrand
72'

OFF TARGET!

Wanner does really well to move inside and dig out a pass into the feet of Vidovic. The first touch is treat, but the finish is wayward. Great promise from the Bayern youngsters, mind.
71'

BOOKINGS

Kimmich and Hernandez have gone into the book in recent minutes. Signs of frustration from the record champions - they haven't had too much joy going forward today.
70'

Substitution

sub
Paul Wanner
Paul Wanner
sub
Serge Gnabry
Serge Gnabry
70'

Substitution

sub
Josip Stanišić
Josip Stanišić
sub
Lucas Hernández
Lucas Hernández
70'

Substitution

sub
Joshua Zirkzee
Joshua Zirkzee
sub
Thomas Müller
Thomas Müller
63'

SAVED!

De Bruyne travels a long way, with Kimmich snapping at his heels. He eventually lays the ball off to Mahrez, whose first-time shot from inside the area is beaten up into the Green Bay air by Ulreich.
61'

BLOCKED

Müller throws himself at the ensuing set-piece, and Bayern can clear their lines.
60'

PAVARD PENALISED

The Bayern man escapes a booking after catching Grealish with a stray boot. City will have a free-kick in a dangerous position, 20 yards from goal and central, when play resumes, though...
57'

Substitution

sub
Kyle Waker
sub
Ruben Dias
57'

Substitution

sub
Jamal Musiala
Jamal Musiala
sub
Leroy Sané
Leroy Sané
57'

Substitution

sub
Matthijs de Ligt
Matthijs de Ligt
sub
Dayot Upamecano
Dayot Upamecano
57'

Substitution

sub
Ryan Gravenberch
Ryan Gravenberch
sub
Marcel Sabitzer
Marcel Sabitzer
55'

CLOSE!

Bayern counter at speed with Sane. He hangs up a back-post cross for Mazraoui, who doesn't quite have the height to make anything of it.
49'

SAVED!

Neuer is made to work at his near post following a driving run and shot from Wilson-Esbrand. Strong wrists from the Bayern skipper.
48'

DENIED!

Davies with a superb pass up to Gnabry, before going on the overlap to collect the return ball. He tries to pick out a white shirt in the centre, but the cross is blocked.
47'

CHANCE!

Alvarez scampers in off the left and gets a shot off from inside the box... wide!
46'

HERE WE GO AGAIN!

Ulreich and Mazraoui are on for Neuer and Coman as the second half gets going. Haaland's gone off for City, with Julian Alvarez his replacement.
45'

HALF-TIME!

Bayern trail at the break to Haaland's 12th-minute goal. We'll have a quick turnaround after the earlier delay, followed by another 40-minute half. Bayern have had the ball in the net and chances, so there's plenty for Nagelsmann to work with.
Half-time
40'

DISALLOWED GOAL!

Tight margins as the linesman's flag denies Haaland a second goal.
36'

CHANCE!

Bayern's best opening yet as Davies returns a clearance with interest. Gnabry's on the stretch at the back post, but can't turn the Canadian's cross home.
35'

HAALAND!

No! The City No.9 side-foots Grealish's pass across the Bayern box goalwards, but a deflection off Upamecano sends the ball spinning wide.
30'

FREE HEADER!

Let-off for Bayern as Rodrigo heads wide from a corner. He was completely unmarked, too.
28'

HALF CHANCE

Bayern with a rapid transition after a City attack breaks down. Müller weights a fabulous ball into the feet of Gnabry, whose touch lets him down on the edge of the area.
22'

NO FOUL

Coman shows a great piece of control on the edge of the City box, before being sent to ground under Ruben Dias's questionable challenge. The referee is unmoved, however.
21'

SABITZER!

The Bayern press forces a mistake in the City half. Sabitzer collects a good 30 yards from goal and, having scored against DC United, arrows a fierce effort just past the upright.
16'

UPAMECANO SAVES THE DAY!

An uncharacteristically loose pass from Kimmich sets Haaland away. The ex-Dortmund striker races into the box, but opts to square the ball rather than shoot, and Upamecano is able to put in a superb recovery challenge.
14'

OVER!

Ake gets up to meet a corner, the City defender heading comfortable over Neuer's goal.
13'

SWEEPER-KEEPER

City aim long for Haaland. He's in behind, but Neuer is out of his area to take control of the situation.
12'

PLAY RESUMES!

Bayern get the game going again at the 12th-minute mark, following that lengthy suspension due to local storms. They trail to Haaland's debut goal as a City player...
12'

SUPERCUP PREP

Bayern will head back to Germany after the game. The record champions then have less than a week to prepare for their first competitive assignment of 2022/23 - next Saturday's Supercup against DFB Cup holders RB Leipzig. They begin the defence of their Bundesliga title away to UEFA Europa League-winning Eintracht Frankfurt on 5 August.
12'

WARMING UP

We've just been told that the restart is another 12 minutes away, as the players go through warm-up drills all over again. The rain is still coming down, but the organisers are determined to give the fans their money's worth.
12'

PLAYERS BACK OUT

The Bayern players are back on the pitch, much to the delight of the 78,121 supporters in attendance.
12'

FANS RETURN

The fans have flooded back into the stadium. It looks like we have a game yet...
12'

RAIN DELAY

The players head off as another storm brews. The clouds are almost black...
12'

BAYERN TRAIL

City take the lead in Green Bay. A free-kick is cleared to De Bruyne on the edge of the area. He shapes to shoot, but instead slips a pass to Grealish in the box. The England international sells Upamecano dummy, before crossing into the six-yard box, where Haaland slides in for a debut goal.
12'

Erling Haaland

GOAL!

0 : 1
Erling Haaland
6'

SANE ASKS THE QUESTION

Sane pings over a cross from that left. Ederson gets a hand to it, but it's not the most convincing attempt at a clearance. Luckily for him, Coman can't do anythng with the loose ball. Lively start!
6'

DISALLOWED GOAL!

Gnabry feeds Müller, who finishes past Ederson from inside the box, but a late flag goes up for offside.
5'

WIDE!

City come again as Sabitzer's headed clearance from a corner falls only as far as Grealish on the edge of the box. He connects first time, but fires wide of Neuer's near post.
3'

WARNING SHOT

Grealish plays in De Bruyne, who has Upamecano on the backfoot. The Belgian takes aim from 18 yards, but doesn't trouble Neuer.
1'

AND WE'RE OFF!

Thomas Müller gets the ball rolling in Green Bay, as the rain restarts. Further weather interruptions are likely...

NEW THREADS

Bayern step out in their new away strip of white with gold trim. Will it be all white on the night for the record champions on Nagelsmann's birthday?

KICK-OFF IN SIGHT

There's suddenly a lot of movement in the stands, as fans re-emerge after taking cover inside the bowels of the 81,000-capacity Lambeau Field, which is set to play host to a game of soccer for the first time.

STORMY CONDITIONS

Local regulations mean a sporting event cannot start until three minutes after the conclusion of a storm. It's five minutes past the hour, and we still have dark clouds overhead...

WEATHER DELAY

With temperatures pushing 30C in Wisconsin of late, a clear-the-air storm is on its way. No just any storm: severe weather warnings are in place, meaning kick-off has been delayed until further notice.
5:40
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WATCH: NAGELSMANN'S BAYERN COMPARED

Nagelsmann won the Bundesliga in his first season as Bayern coach. How did his team compare to decorated predecessor Hansi Flick, the club's 2020 sextuple mastermind.

A LEAF OUT OF PEP'S PLAYBOOK?

Bayern head coach Julian Nagelsmann has previously said how Guardiola is his "role model", and that he even "consults" with the ex-Bayern boss from time to time. Will the duo find time to talk 'makeshift No.9s' in light of Lewandowski's move from Bayern to Barca?

WINNING STARTS

While Bayern were busy thumping DC United, City needed two De Bruyne goals to see off Club America earlier this week. Haaland was an unused substitute in that game.
2:51
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WATCH: HAALAND'S BEST BITS

Bayern and Bundesliga fans know all about Haaland, too. The Norwegian scored 86 goals in 89 competitive outings across a wrecking-ball stint with Dortmund, before joining City this summer. He struck five times in seven appearances against Bayern, but lost all seven of them.

THE GUARDIOLA YEARS

Pep Guardiola spent three years as Bayern coach between 2013 and 2016. The Catalan won a hat-trick of Bundesliga titles, making him the first foreign coach to get his hands on the Meisterschale three times, two DFB Cups, the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup. He also changed the footballing culture in Germany, with his eye for detail and inimitable playing philosophy. "Guardiola constantly challenged us," reflected goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.
5:35
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WATCH: BAYERN HIT SIX IN DC

Sadio Mane marked his debut with a goal and assist against MLS outfit DC United.

MORE ON THOSE TEAMS - BAYERN

African Player of the Year Sadio Mane isn't involved in Green Bay, so it's a front three of Leroy Sane, Kingsley Coman and Serge Gnabry, the latter playing through the middle. Marcel Sabitzer retains his place in midfield ahead of new signing Ryan Gravenberch, while Benjmain Pavard comes in for Noussair Mazraoui at right-back. Defender Lucas Hernandez and forward Thomas Müller also start after beginning the 6-2 win over DC United on the bench. New boy Matthijs de Ligt, a scorer on his debut, is among the substitutes.

MORE ON THOSE TEAMS - CITY

Former Bayern coach Pep Guardiola names his strongest possible XI. Former Dortmund goal machine Erling Haaland makes his debut, ably abetted by ex-Werder Bremen and Wolfsburg playmaker Kevin De Bruyne. Goalkeeper Stefan Ortega, who left Arminia Bielefeld for City earlier this summer, is among the substitutes.

BAYERN STARTING LINE-UP

Neuer - Pavard, Upamecano, Hernandez, Davies - Kimmich, Sabitzer - Sane, Müller, Coman - Gnabry

BAYERN SUBS

Ulreich, Mayer, de Ligt, Wanner, Nianzou, Vidovic, Zirkzee, Gravenberch, Mazraoui, Musiala, Fein, Stanisic, Copado, Herold

CITY STARTING LINE-UP

Ederson - Cancelo, Wilson-Esbrand, Dias, Ake - Rodrigo, De Bruyne, Bernardo - Mahrez, Haaland, Grealish

CITY SUBS

Ortega, Carson, Walker, Phillips, Alvarez, Kayky, Delap, Bobb, Mbete, Palmer, Lewis, McAtee, Burns, Knight

WELCOME ALONG !

Hello and welcome to our coverage of what is set to be a fascinating friendly encounter between Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich and the Premier League's current kings, Manchester City!

Latest

Bayern kicked off their Audi Summer Tour to the USA in some style with a 6-2 thrashing of DC United on Wednesday evening. And it took Mane just five minutes to net his first goal for the club since his switch from Liverpool, hammering home a penalty to open the scoring. Marcel Sabitzer and Serge Gnabry also got on the scoresheet in the first half as Julian Nagelsmann trialled a new formation with a fluid front three, following the departure of striker Robert Lewandowski. Among the raft of changes made for the second half, the club’s latest arrival, Matthijs de Ligt, was also handed a debut, only he netted inside 100 seconds with a well struck volley from a corner. The Dutch defender got just half an hour after all his travelling, but will be hoping for more in this second and final friendly. Mane won't be featuring in this game, however, having returned to Munich after picking up the African Player of the Year award in Morocco on Thursday. Bayern themselves head back home after this match to begin preparing for the season-opening Supercup against RB Leipzig the following Saturday.

Haaland didn’t feature in Man City’s opening tour game as they beat Club America 2-1 in Houston thanks to a brace from ex-Wolfsburg and Werder Bremen man Kevin de Bruyne. The Norwegian striker, who left Borussia Dortmund this summer, would probably have hoped to make his debut in blue against another club, having lost all seven of his competitive appearances to Bayern thus far in his career. The champions of England are without several key players on this tour, including Germany international Ilkay Gündogan, but do boast another summer arrival from the Bundesliga in goalkeeper Stefan Ortega from Arminia Bielefeld. Ex-Bayern boss Pep Guardiola’s only previous encounters with his former club came in the 2008/09 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals with Barcelona. It all makes for a special occasion as the 81,000-capacity Lambeau Field, the home of the Green Bay Packers, hosts a soccer match for the first time.

Watch: Highlights of Bayern's first tour win over DC United

Match stats

  • Mane has 10 goals from 19 appearances against City, including a hat-trick for Southampton and a brace in last season’s FA Cup semi-final victory for Liverpool.
  • Bayern hold the historical advantage over English opposition in European competition with 27 wins to 18 defeats (D16).
  • Six of those games were against Man City, with three wins apiece but 10 Bayern goals to City’s nine.
  • Leroy Sane made 134 competitive appearances for the Citizens, scoring 37 times and winning two English Premier League titles.
  • Guardiola spent three years in charge of Bayern, winning the Bundesliga title each season. His average of 2.41 points per game at the helm trails only Hansi Flick and Jupp Heynckes’s records.
  • Haaland got five of his 85 goals from only 88 Dortmund appearances against Bayern, but lost all seven games against them.

CONFIRMED teams

Bayern: Neuer (c) - Pavard, Upamecano, Hernandez, Davies - Kimmich, Sabitzer - Sane, Müller, Coman - Gnabry
Subs:
Ulreich, Mayer, de Ligt, Wanner, Nianzou, Vidovic, Zirkzee, Gravenberch, Mazraoui, Musiala, Fein, Stanisic, Copado, Herold
Out:
 Goretzka (knee), Mane (returned to Munich)
Coach:
Julian Nagelsmann

Man City: Ederson - Cancelo, Wilson-Esbrand, Dias, Ake - Rodrigo, De Bruyne (c), Bernardo - Mahrez, Haaland, Grealish
Subs:
Ortega, Carson, Walker, Phillips, Alvarez, Kayky, Delap, Bobb, Mbete, Palmer, Lewis, McAtee, Burns, Knight
Out:
Foden (not included), Gündogan (not included), Laporte (match fitness), Stones (not included)
Coach:
Pep Guardiola