The Portuguese was one of the best players in the Champions League quarter-final first leg
He solved a difficult night against one of the best full-backs in the world, Alphonso Davies
pep Guardiola taught a lesson Thomas Tuchel inside Etihad Stadion. He Manchester City will travel to Germany after the win with half a ticket in his pocket for the semi-finals of the Champions League Bayern Munich to 3:0. The one from Santpedor scored the first goal of the game before it was played and chose Bernhard Silva before Riyadh Mahrez on the right wing of the “citizen” attack. The Portuguese game was just flawless.
The truth is that the first attack of the big duel in the quarterfinals also left big names alongside the Portuguese: Rodri, Oh either Gundogan They shone on a night where City unbalanced Bayern. Although for UEFA was the MVP of the duel John Steine.
In the first half with a lot more control for fear of early compromises, the class of Rodriwho removed the cobwebs from the goal with a spectacular free kick Summer. In the second part, Manchester City danced to Bayern, who made a lot of mistakes and “only” conceded three in the end. Bernhard Silva And Haland They took second and third place, respectively.
Enter attack and defense
Bernhard Silva signed a sensational party. And that he had to dance with a complicated partner. Alfonso Davis. An aircraft in attack and in defense. However, the Portuguese embittered the 80 minutes that lasted on the field when Tuchel replaced by a I break off that he Etihad greeted with loud boos.
Although much slower than the Canadian, the talent and the wide range of technical resources In order to emerge victorious from a confined space, they kept Davies on a short leash and limited his adventures in the left lane. Bernhard Silva I was really inspired. He left all Bavarian defenders with “easy” feints and gave away endless solutions to defeat rivals (including whistles). He completed three of the six dribbles he attempted. Next to, scored the second goal with a great header after a measured middle from Haaland. It was a headache for the Bayern defense.
But the goal was the least. He also excelled in defenseconstantly help Manuel Akanjiis on the right to stop the incursions davies and all one on one who raised eat And i have healed (who swapped bands during the game). The Portuguese seemed superior in all of City’s defensive actions and kept the pace throughout the game as he Guardian just made one change: debruyn from Julian, in the 68th minute He played 23 duels, of which he won 12 and registered up to eight innings. They only surpassed him five times.
Given the level it offers, it is entirely understandable that the barca noticed him. The 28-year-old footballer quit Contract in summer 2025 and the club knows the Portuguese’s appreciation. Is it the crack Barça need?