Deneyar 5, Lopes 12, 20, 63 (pen), Glendon 61, Cole 71
- Match reports
- 02 October 2013 16:56
- Posted by @porter_mcfc
City EDS continued a magnificent start to their European campaign with a 6-0 demolition of Bayern Munich in the UEFA Youth League.
The visitors brought a loud contingent of away fans, but it was City making all the noise on the pitch as goals from Jason Denayer, George Glendon, Devante Cole and a Marcos Lopes hat-trick earned the Blues a stylish victory to maintain their 100% record.
City were aiming to build on a magnificent debut when they defeated Viktoria Plzen 4-1, and Patrick Vieira opted for the same team that won so comprehensively last time out. That meant starts for Angus Gunn in goal, Jack Byrne, who caught the eye in the Czech Republic, and captain Lopes.
The bench had a more youthful look and was composed entirely of members of Jason Wilcox’s under-18 squad earning deserved reward for an impressive start to the season.
Vieira’s men were on the front foot right from kick off, with the runs of Bytyqi and Lopes causing problems even before the Blues took the lead within five minutes.
A short corner found Jack Byrne with plenty of space and time to put the ball exactly where he wanted it and Denayer made no mistake with his powerful header.
Keen to make early dominance count, City surged forward and Shay Facey had a header cleared off the line before Marcos Lopes doubled the advantage by firing into the roof of the net from close range after great interplay on the right with Devante Cole.
City were in complete control and Lopes was able to add a third inside 20 minutes, thumping the ball into the net from an Angelino cross.
A flurry of chances arrived just before the break – Lopes smacked a shot against the post while Gunn was called into action with his first real save of the match to make a good stop low down, while the visitors also fired one well over the bar.
Just after the hour mark it was four, George Glendon finishing off a neat move with a sweet strike and Lopes had his hat-trick just minutes later, making no mistake from the spot after Bytyqi was felled in the box.
Bayern Munich had no answer for City’s midfield dominance and killer passes and could only create a smattering of chances, the best one of the half headed well wide from close range
...City 6 Bayern 0...
The hosts, however, were running rampant and Cole made it six after a fantastic solo run to leave two defenders trailing before rounding the keeper and slotting into an empty net.
Glendon might have made it seven were it not for a strong block from the Bayern keeper from close range, and Angelino’s long range shot cannoned back off the bar late on.
City had to make do with six, which makes it ten goals in two games for Vieira’s men as they seek to make an impact on the European stage.