The upcoming quarterfinal match of the Champions League between Manchester City and Bayern Munich has left soccer fans in a frenzy. The match will see Norwegian striker Erling Haaland seeking to defeat Bayern Munich for the first time in an official match. The history between Haaland and Bayern Munich stems from his time at Borussia Dortmund, where defeating Bayern was denied to him seven consecutive times, despite his excellent performances. However, now with Manchester City, Haaland has already beaten them once. This upcoming match will provide him with another opportunity to make Bayern suffer on the biggest stage of football.
Haaland’s transfer to Manchester City in May of last year was to prove that scoring goals is his thing, as he reached 195 goals in 241 games, earning him titles like “human android” and “terminator.” This match will also give Pep Guardiola the chance to eliminate the Bayern Munich team he previously led for three seasons.
Prior to his transfer, rumors suggested that Haaland could replace Robert Lewandowski at Bayern Munich, which the club officials denied. The intentions of Bayern Munich to sign the top scorer of the moment regardless of whether he came from the ranks of their arch-rival, however, were unquestionably clear.
Bayern Munich’s coach, Julian Nagelsmann, expressed his confidence in the team and stated that they would be prepared for this great rival. Oliver Kahn, the club’s director, proudly proclaimed “Mia san mia,” relating to the Bavarian pride, directed at Haaland. This match between Manchester City and Bayern Munich will undoubtedly be an early final, providing an exciting spectacle for all soccer fans.