In front of a sold-out Lambeau Field crowd in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Manchester City’s Erling Haaland scored the game-winning goal 12 minutes into his Premier League debut.
A lightning delay occurred just one minute after Haaland’s goal, and the play restarted 55 minutes later with Haaland on the field. A last-ditch sliding tackle by a Bayern center back prevented him from scoring a second goal.
As a result of the relentless Man City press, Bayern Munich struggled to get free of their own half. With Serge Gnabry’s sliding effort in their finest opportunity of the match, the Germans missed the finishing skills of Robert Lewandowski, who was traded to Barcelona for a fee in the region of £50m.
Fans booed as the final whistle was blown with the clock at 80 minutes because of the weather delay.
In preparation for Saturday’s season-opening showdown, the two teams will return home to their respective stadiums. Bayern Munich and Manchester City will compete for the German Super Cup and the Community Shield, respectively.
Manchester City’s shot hit the post in the 78th minute! With the attempt, Rico Lewis came on as a substitute only a few seconds earlier.
Bayern Munich has five substitutes for the final 10 minutes, while Manchester City just has Rico Lewis on the bench for Josh Wilson-Esbrand.
Lambeau Field announces a sold-out crowd of 78,128 fans in the 66th minute.
In the 65th minute, Manchester City substitutes Kalvin Phillips for Bernardo Silva and Cole Palmer for Riyad Mahrez on the right wing.
After a fantastic solo move by De Bruyne, Riyad Mahrez takes a shot that is blocked by Bayern goalkeeper Ulreich in the 59th minute.
Manchester City vs Bayern Munich final score
MCI — Erling Haaland (Jack Grealish, Kevin De Bruyne) — 12th min.
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Final: Manchester City 1, Bayern Munich 0
De Ligt, Musiala and Gravenberch replace Sane, Sabitzer, and Upamecano in the 53rd minute.
Kyle Walker replaced Ruben Dias in Man City’s defense as a substitute.
Sven Ulreich replaces Manuel Neuer in goal for Bayern Munich in the 45th minute of this truncated second-half period.
Julian Alvarez takes Haaland’s place as center forward in the 43rd minute and fires a diagonal shot that misses to the right. The Argentine got off to a fast start.
And with that, we’ve entered the final 40 minutes of the first 40 minutes. As a reminder, the game will be split into two 40-minute halves due to the prior weather delay. Neither side is without a backup plan in place.
The score at halftime was 1-1 in favor of Manchester City over Bayern Munich.
Manchester City’s new center forward had a strong first half. In contrast to Bayern, who are still figuring things out after Lewandowski’s departure, their understanding and chemistry shined out. As a result of Man City’s relentless pressure, Bayern were unable to generate any offense.
Haaland scores in the 40th minute, but the flag is raised! Before feeding Haaland, Bernardo Silva was offside. At Lambeau Field, a shortened first half ends.
As long as the players remain on the field, we’ll only have a five-minute halftime break.
Bayern has a golden opportunity in the 38th minute! Serge Gnabry can’t reach a through ball touched by Alphonso Davies in the centre of the six-yard box. He doesn’t move from where he’s lying, dejected. Tonight, Gnabry will be filling in for Lewandowski at center forward.
36th minute: Haaland has a second opportunity! Haaland’s first-time shot misses the target after being found by Jack Grealish again. Those two work well together.
Joshua Kimmich receives a yellow card for a tackle on Jack Grealish in the 35th minute.
31st minute: Manchester City have back-to-back corners but fail to score despite having people on the ball. So far, Pep Guardiola’s team has looked impressive.
31st minute: Man City have dominated possession and attacking buildups thus far. Bayern has had a more difficult time securing chances.
Seconds afterwards, Bayern scored! A Marcel Sabitzer free kick from inside the Man City half misses the net by a whisker.
Dayot Upamecano slides in just in time to stop Haaland from unleashing a shot in the 16th minute. The corner has no effect. There are a lot of things about Haaland that give me the willies.
We’re back in action in the 13th minute, and Manchester City’s Nathan Ake heads over the bar from a set piece.
After 15 minutes of warmups, the game will begin at 8:25 p.m. ET. This is according to the broadcast. Due to the time difference, the games will be split into two 40-minute halves, with a five-minute intermission.
According to ESPN’s match broadcast, the organizers hope that the teams will be able to play again at 8:15 p.m. ET, which is the scheduled time (in about 30 minutes).
A minute later, the referee asks the teams to leave the field because of lightning.
Pic of how the end of the world is progressing.
@Jack Gaughan, thanks for the mention! The 23rd of July, the year 2022
GOAL in the 12th minute by Haaland! In the sixth-yard box, Jack Grealish passes the ball across to Haaland, who slides in to score.
Erling Haaland scores his first goal for his new team.
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On July 23, 2022, ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) tweeted:
Erling Haaland is barely out of the ball’s grasp in the 10th minute. Ten minutes into his debut, he hasn’t done much.
Bayern Munich scored with Serge Gnabry in the 7th minute, but the offside flag went up! The play continues as scheduled despite reports of further lightning in the region.
It’s time for the #Bayern-#ManCity setting to take shape
Esteban Gómez (@mirondo9): — Esteban Gómez The 23rd of July, the year 2022
5th minute It’s Jack Grealish’s turn to make an effort. He attempts a first-time shot that misses to the left. Manchester City have surrounded Bayern Munich in their own half, making it difficult for the Germans to break away.
- Kevin De Bruyne threatens from midfield already! With him in the left channel, his shot is deflected and ends up just wide.
Bayern Munich kicks off the game in white during the first minute. Blue is the traditional color for Manchester City’s uniforms.
The kickoff time has been said to be 7:15 p.m. ET.