Bayern Munich's Champions League campaign came to an end tonight, as a 1-1 draw against Manchester City meant they were eliminated from the quarter-finals on aggregate 4-1.
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After losing 3-0 to Manchester City in their first quarter-final game at the Etihad Stadium, Bayern's backs were against the wall, and they were unable to turn the tie around at home tonight.
The home side made the better start and could have made it 1-0 in the 17th minute when Leroy Sané was played in behind the City defense, but he shot wide.
Two minutes later, it looked like mission impossible for Bayern when Dayot Upamecano was shown a straight red card for a last-man challenge on Erling Haaland, but the defender was given a reprieve when the City striker was flagged offside.
Upamecano was involved in another unfortunate incident in the 35th minute when Manchester City were awarded a penalty after the ball struck his arm in the area. But fortunately for him and Bayern, Haaland sent his spot-kick over the bar.
Bayern had another good chance to open the scoring just before the break, but the City defense managed to keep out shots from Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Kingsley Coman.
After the break, Bayern's hopes of progressing were dealt a blow when Erling Haaland opened the scoring in the 57th minute, capitalizing on Upamecano's slip to fire the ball into the roof of the net.
Bayern pulled one back in the 83rd minute when Joshua Kimmich scored from the penalty spot after Manuel Akanji was adjudged to have handled Sadio Mané's cross in the area.
But it was too late to mount a comeback for Bayern, who saw coach Thomas Tuchel dismissed for a second yellow card late on.