Manchester City defeated Bayern Munich by a score of 2-1 on Wednesday.
Goals scored by James McAtee and Aymeric Laporte were the difference in the game, which earned the European champions their second victory during their pre-season tour in Japan.
Mathys Tel scored the lone goal for Bayern, but they were eliminated by City in the quarterfinals of the Champions League by a score of 4-1 on aggregate.
In the end, Pep Guardiola’s squad was victorious in that tournament for the very first time. They prevailed against Inter Milan in the championship match held in Istanbul a month ago by a score of 1-0 to complete a historic triple.
In the suffocating heat of Japan National Stadium in Tokyo, the two European heavyweights spent the most of the first quarter of an hour assessing each other’s strengths and weaknesses.
In the 17th minute, Leroy Sane danced his way into the City penalty area and cut the ball back for Jamal Musiala. However, Nathan Ake was able to stop Jamal Musiala’s shot at the goal.
After two minutes, Sane blasted a 25-yard free kick against the crossbar with his cannon of a strike.
McAtee, who spent the previous season on loan at Sheffield United of the Championship, making 37 appearances and scoring nine times to help the team gain promotion to the Premier League, opened the scoring for City in the 21st minute. McAtee had spent the previous season on loan at Sheffield United of the Championship.
The energetic Rico Lewis surged into the Bayern penalty area and set up Julian Alvarez, but Bayern’s goalkeeper Yann Sommer blocked the Argentinean’s low effort at full stretch, and the 20-year-old McAtee tapped the rebound into the unguarded net to score the game-winning goal.
Thomas Tuchel fielded a completely new starting eleven for the second half, but Pep Guardiola elected to make eight substitutions at the break for Manchester City.
In the blazing heat of the Japanese capital, players were required to take water breaks around halfway through each half.
After City goalkeeper Ederson had stopped Paul Wanner’s shot from close range, Bayern’s Tel converted a rebound from close range to draw his team even with City with nine minutes left to play.
Five minutes later, Laporte scored to restore City’s lead, finishing off a rebound that was sent into his path by Phil Foden. Laporte’s goal gave City a 2-1 advantage.
After that, City will face Atletico Madrid in a match that will take place in Seoul on Sunday. Afterwards, they will go back to England for the Community Shield match against Arsenal.
After playing one more match in Tokyo on Saturday against Kawasaki Frontale of the J-League, Bayern will leave for Singapore to take on Liverpool. Kawasaki Frontale is a team from the J-League.