Manchester City knocked Bayern Munich out and confirms semi-final spot

Manchester City knocked Bayern Munich out and confirms semi-final spot
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Manchester City has booked a spot in the Champions League semi-finals, where they will face Real Madrid after Erling Haaland's goal ended Bayern Munich's revival hopes.

Thomas Tuchel, the manager of Bayern, believed his team needed a miracle to recover from the loss of their first leg by a score of 3-0. Despite having multiple opportunities to turn it around, they were unable to capitalize on them.

Haaland made them pay as he lashed a shot into the top corner to cap off a swift counter-attack, 15 seconds after Ederson had saved Kingsley Coman's shot at the other end.

Despite blazing his penalty over the bar, Norwegian striker Erling Haaland scored his 48th goal for Manchester City this season. The goal came as a result of a handball committed by Dayot Upamecano earlier in the game.

Upamecano had another rough outing as he was easily beaten on the 57th-minute goal, just like he was in the first leg last week.

Early in the game, the French centre-back was penalized with a red card for a deliberate foul on Haaland, but it was overturned because the City striker was offside.

After a controversial handball judgment against Manuel Akanji, Joshua Kimmich scored a penalty for Bayern in the 83rd minute, but the German champions were never going to score three more goals in the final seven minutes.

In what at times was a very heated and turbulent match, Boss Tuchel was also sent to the stands after receiving two yellow cards.

There was no question that City deserved to advance over the two games, and their chances of winning the Premier League and FA Cup this year as well as the Triple Crown remain alive.

However, Kimmich's penalty kick put an end to their 10-game winning streak across all competitions.