Bayern Munich manager, Thomas Tuchel, has pinpointed Dayot Upamecano’s error as the turning point in Tuesday night’s brutal loss to Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) quarter final first leg in England.
TOP MEDIA reports that Bayern had gone into the game with a 100 percent record in this season’s competition, with eight straight wins, including victories against Inter Milan, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain — all under former coach Julian Nagelsmann.
But the visitors were blown away by City’s attacking power, with goals from Rodri, Bernardo Silva and Erling Haaland the difference on the night.
Bayern had chances, too. Leroy Sane forced three saves from Ederson early in the second half, including one when through on goal with only the goalkeeper to beat.
Reacting to the result of the match, Tuchel, a former Chelsea manager, said: “The second goal shifted the momentum when it was our momentum. It was an individual mistake, a decision-making mistake and at the highest level in world football it is brutal. This is a mistake that should not happen at this level in this part of the field.
“Clearly, we were not rewarded for our efforts.”