The contrast between Pep Guardiola's European results — home and away — has been glaring in recent years. Often criticized for being too cautious away from home, Guardiola’s Bayern Munich made amends for a poor result at Arsenal a few weeks ago.
Bayern Munich’s 7-1 thrashing of AS Roma was fairly similar to Germany’s semi-final triumph over Brazil at the World Cup. From the personnel, to the score-line, to the pattern of the match, the reigning Bundesliga champions were vastly superior.
David Moyes left Old Trafford a disappointed man as Manchester United earned a valiant draw against European Champions Bayern Munich. Bayern thoroughly dominated possession –– as expected –– but were outwitted by Moyes’ efficient approach.
Dreams of replicating last year’s result at the Allianz Arena filled the air, as 3500 Arsenal supporters made the trip to Germany. However, unlike 12 months ago, Arsene Wenger’s side didn’t convert their chances.