Manchester City closed the match against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday with a 1-1 draw, and entered into the Champions League semifinals on a 4-1 aggregate.
Next, Man City City will face 14-time Champions League title winner and holder Real Madrid in the semifinals for a second successive season.
Trailing 3-0 from the first leg of the quarterfinal tie the previous week, Bayern were charged by a passionate home crowd in Munich but couldn’t take their early chances to a victorious end.
Haaland, who missed a first-half penalty, then capitalized on a slip from Dayot Upamecano to score in the 57th minute with his 48th goal of an extraordinary season.
Bayern finally scored with seven minutes of the tie remaining when Joshua Kimmich converted a penalty after a handball was awarded against Manuel Akanji, but then, the goal was no more than a consolation.
Bayern Munich had the final setback when in the last minutes, coach Thomas Tuchel was given a second yellow card and sent out of the sideline.
After the match, Guardiola, who coached Bayern from 2013-2016 said; “I am so happy to be three in a row semifinals [with City], I could not expect [Bayern] differently, you saw how good they are.”
“In this competition, it is the details. In these two games in the right moments, we were there.
“In the second half, we adjusted some things and since minute one in the second half we felt were much, much more in control.”
Manchester City vs Bayern Munich was eventful, particularly for Upamecano. Referee Clement Turpin gave him a red card after just 18 minutes for bringing down Haaland. However, to Upamecano and Bayern’s relief, the assistant referee’s offside flag was immediately raised, nullifying the eviction.
Again, fouled when his arm moved out from behind his back and got a touch on a shot from Ilkay Gundogan. And again, relief came his way when Haaland who took the penalty kick, shot the ball over the bar.
Bayern was left frustrated by a series of near-misses as they attempted to stage a comeback, with Leroy Sane blowing the best chance the team could get in the 17th minute of the first half.
“It is really annoying that we didn’t take the lead with all the chances that we had. I would have liked to see how this match had gone if we had made it 1-0 in the first half,” Kimmich said after the game.