Manchester City were heading for another Champions League failure as they trailed the ten men of Bayern Munich with five minutes remaining, but as has become so common in the Etihad, Sergio Agüero came to the rescue. The Argentina striker pounced to score his second and third of the match and give City an unlikely victory and remain with a chance of qualification to the knockout stages of the Champions League.
Agüero made a big impact on the game after only twenty minutes after he drew the foul from Mehdi Benatia that not only earned City a penalty but saw the Moroccan defender sent off. Agüero converted the penalty to give the Citizens the lead but it did not prevent Bayern from dominating the opening half.
Xavi Alonso fired a free kick past Joe Hart before Robert Lewandowski gave the Bundesliga champions a first half lead.
All looked lost as the clock ticked on towards the 85th minute but an uncharacteristic misplaced Alonso pass was intercepted and Agüero raced through on goal to slot past Manuel Neuer and equalise. However, the drama did not end there and as the game edged into stoppage time, a moment of hesitancy from Jerome Boateng allowed Agüero to bear down on Neuer once more with the same result.
Manchester City are now in with a chance of reaching the Champions League last 16 at a time when all looked lost and for that they are grateful to one man.
Manchester City 3 – 2 Bayern Munich