Connect with us

Opinions

Infographic: Manchester City vs Bayern Munich

During the Champions League group stage draw, Manchester City’s group was one to watch out for. Featuring in Pot 3, their’s was the potential group of death. And it was almost so, drawn alongside Bayern Munich in Group D meant that City have to get the better of the defending Champions in order to top the group. But it could have been much worse as with all due respect, Victoria Plzen will have to do very well to get anything against Bayern and City leaving CSKA Moscow  to challenge the 2.

Scroll down to see the infographic

Both Bayern and City got off to perfect starts with 3-0 wins over Moscow and Plzen respectively. This sets us up perfectly for tonight’s big game with City looking to underline their European credentials by beating the defending Champions and Bayern looking to wrest the early initiative by beating England’s runners up in their own backyard.

Looking at their league forms, Bayern will start  tonight’s game the clear favourites. Having secured 19 points out of a possible 21 points, they find themselves behind early leaders Dortmund only by virtue of goal difference. Another factor that has to be taken into account is Bayern’s undoubted European pedigree. Last year’s exploits are fresh in everyone’s memories and though Jupp Heynckes has subsequently retired, in Guardiola they have a man who sure knows his way around Europe’s elite competition.

City’s blue moon has been rising in England for a few years now, however they’ve flattered to deceive in Europe. This was perhaps the single biggest factor in the sacking of Roberto Mancini and his replacement Pellegrini will be looking to fare better than his predecessor. City’s start to the season has understandably been a bit slow with both new on- and off-field personnel. They’ve garnered 10 points out of a possible 18 in the league (3 of which came in a scintillating 4-1 win over rivals Manchester United).

As mentioned above, a win for either side will do their hopes of topping the group no harm whatsoever. The game will be host to plenty of intriguing mini-battles, starting with the 2 managers. Pellegrini has never won a game against Guardiola (an unflattering record of 7-0 in terms of wins in favour of the latter), a record that he’d dearly like to set right. On the pitch, Navas vs Alaba and Schweinsteiger vs Toure are ones to watch out for.

City Bayern Infographic

Click Here to view our other Infographics!

 

Who do you think will win this one? Let us know by dropping a comment below. Make sure you follow us onTwitter @OOTB_football and like us on Facebook. We’re on Google+ and Tumblr as well for those interested.

 

100 to Watch

Latest

Bengaluru FC1 week ago

Bengaluru FC 1-0 Kerala Blasters FC | Blues put aside pressing concerns

Arnab Ray looks back at the key events of the Indian Super League game that finished Bengaluru FC 1-0 Kerala...

Bengaluru FC1 month ago

Ashique Kuruniyan: Square peg in a round hole?

Arnab Ray dissects the decision to play Ashique Kuruniyan at Left Back with a review of his performance against FC...

Bengaluru FC1 month ago

Bengaluru FC 0-0 NorthEast United FC | Chances go abegging in the rain

Arnab Ray looks back at Bengaluru FC’s first home game of the 2019-20 Indian Super League season as the final...

Talent Radar1 year ago

2018-19 U-22 Young Players’ Team of the Week #6: Luka Jovic, Anthony Martial and Reiss Nelson feature

A regular feature on our website is the Talent Radar Team of the Week with the best young players compiled...

Talent Radar1 year ago

Talent Radar: A-League’s 10 Young Players to Watch in 2018-19

Brian Bertie writes about the 10 young players to watch in this season’s A-League. Australia have made rapid strides forward...

Interviews1 year ago

Interview: Abneet Bharti on Indian footballers abroad

SU Sintrense defender, Abneet Bharti, the only Indian footballer to be plying his trade in Europe, talks to Kaustubh Pandey...

Talent Radar1 year ago

2018-19 U-22 Young Players’ Team of the Week #5: Matthias De Ligt & James Maddison feature

A regular feature on our website is the Talent Radar Team of the Week with the best young players compiled...

Opinions1 year ago

Borja Fernandez: The underappreciated genius of ISL’s infancy

On the eve of the latest edition of the ISL, Arinjay Ghosh pays a tribute to Borja Fernandez, an ISL...

Opinions1 year ago

Tactical Philosophy: Domenico Tedesco

While this website has made its name focusing on the lesser known youth of this beautiful sport, and combined it...

Tactical Analysis1 year ago

Liverpool 3-2 PSG: Liverpool edge deserved victory against dysfunctional PSG

Siyang Xu writes a detailed tactical analysis about the UEFA Champions League match that ended Liverpool 3-2 PSG. Liverpool faced...

Talent Radar1 year ago

2018-19 U-22 Young Players’ Team of the Week #4: Matthias De Ligt & Ousmane Dembele feature

A regular feature on our website is the Talent Radar Team of the Week with the best young players compiled...

Opinions1 year ago

UEFA Champions League: The 5 hipster sides to follow this season

Gear up with your organic ginger ale and mystical moustache oil, as Richard Pike briefs us about 5 off beat...

Talent Radar1 year ago

2018-19 U-22 Young Players’ Team of the Week #3: Maxi Gomez & Marco Asensio feature

A regular feature on our website is the Talent Radar Team of the Week with the best young players compiled...

Opinions1 year ago

Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea: Tactical Approach & Key Players

Miles Olusina writes about Maurizio Sarri and the approach he is likely to take at Chelsea. Despite a successful 2016/17...

Talent Radar1 year ago

2018-19 U-22 Young Players’ Team of the Week #2: Joe Gomez & Bertrand Traore feature

A regular feature on our website is the Talent Radar Team of the Week with the best young players compiled...

Talent Radar1 year ago

2018-19 U-22 Young Players’ Team of the Week #1: Joe Gomez & Kylian Mbappe feature

A regular feature on our website is the Talent Radar Team of the Week with the best young players compiled...

Opinions1 year ago

Julen Lopetegui at Real Madrid: Tactical Approach & Key Players

Aamer Aslam writes about what we can expect from European Champions Real Madrid after the arrival of Julen Lopetegui On...

Opinions1 year ago

Carlo Ancelotti at Napoli: Tactical Approach & Key Players

Charles Onwuakpa writes about Carlo Ancelotti and the approach he is likely to take on at Napoli. After three intense...

Scout Report1 year ago

Scout Report: Gonçalo Paciência | Eintracht’s exquisite forward

Jose Miguel Saraiva writes a detailed scout report about Eintracht Frankfurt’s striker, Gonçalo Paciência. For those who have been attentively observing...

Talent Radar1 year ago

Talent Radar: Liga MX’s 10 Young Players to Watch in 2018-19

Thomas Harrison writes about the 10 players to watch out for in the Liga MX for this coming season. Mexico...

Talent Radar Award History

Subscribe via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this site and receive notifications of new posts by email.

More on Outside of the Boot

Previous Next
Close
Test Caption
Test Description goes like this