Arjen Robben has revealed he and his Bayern Munich teammates expected much more resistance from Manchester City when the sides met in the Champions League on Wednesday evening, BBC
Bayern ran out comfortable 3-1 winners, with Robben, Franck Ribery and Thomas Muller scoring the goals, and afterwards the former Chelsea and Real Madrid winger admitted he thought the game would be a great deal tougher. “We were so dominant against a big team in Europe. We didn’t expect an easy game like that,” he said.
“It is a compliment to our team but we expected more from City,” Robben continued. “The first 70 minutes we played some terrific football. City weren’t as organised defensively as we had expected but there were some attacks of ours that simply were fantastically executed,” the Netherlands international added.
A late Alvaro Negredo goal gave the score line some respectability for City, while Bayern had to see the game out with 10 men after Jerome Boateng was sent off for bringing down Yaya Toure in the 86th minute. David Silva hit the crossbar from the resulting free-kick but Pep Guardiola’s side held on to move to six points in Group D, top of the table, three ahead of City and CSKA Moscow.
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