Champions League: Press mocks Bayern star Dayot Upamecano Sports

Whoever has the damage does not need to worry about the ridicule …

Bayern central defender Dayot Upamecano (24) delivered in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals at Manchester City (0:3) a catastrophic performance ( BILD note 5, for individual criticism HERE). The goal to make it 0:2 was his fault, and the Frenchman radiated pure uncertainty almost continuously.

Unsurprisingly, then, that the international press is all over Upamecano!

Press makes fun of Upamecano

„Sporting World“ (Spanien): “Upamecano ‘signs’ for Manchester City. The central defender’s inexplicable game was the downfall for Bayern Munich. Even though he was wearing the Bayern shirt, as a spectator you could almost think he was color blind because he appeared to be wearing ‘sky blue’ (editor’s note: the shirt color of Manchester City) in many situations.”

“RMC Sport” (France): “Upamecano’s terrible mistake gave Bernardo Silva the second goal. Upamecano was to blame for an unforgivable loss of possession 25 yards from his goal.”

„Daily Mail“ (England): “Dayot Upamecano’s terrible blunder gives Man City their second goal in the quarter-finals first leg Champions League vs Bayern. Upamecano casually dribbled out of defense and Jack Grealish took the ball from him. It was 2-0 just five seconds later. A terrible mistake by Upamecano that gave City a clear win over Bayern.”

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“La Gazzetta dello Sport” (Italy): “What a bad night for Upamecano.”

Jamie Carragher (Liverpool legend, TV pundit for Sky Sport England) poked fun at Twitter after the 0-2: “Upamecano plays in the French national team instead of Konate” (Editor’s note: he puts an exploding head emoji after it).

More press reviews about the game

Aside from the bad Upamecano blunder, there were numerous press reviews of Bayern’s bankruptcy in Manchester. An overview.

Great Britain

„The Sun“: “Thomas Tuchel will feel like his opponent (Pep Guardiola) has trumped him tonight because his team travels to Munich with their tails between their legs. The team looked confident in the first half until Rodri gave the hosts the lead with his miracle goal.”

„Daily Mail“: “Bayern played well for a long time, but in the end they were desperate for their dignity as City dominated relentlessly with a 3-0 win in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.”

„The Guardian“: “Could this finally be the year for Manchester City and Pep Guardiola? The evidence is mounting, the latest example of a side clinching form at just the right time unfolds before shocked German eyes. And ahead of those of the rest of Europe.”


“Brand”: “Tuchel’s new Bavarians went to the Etihad without Joao Cancelo, Müller and Mané and still managed to hold off against an English side who had a great Ederson to thank.”

“The country”: “In view of what was seen in England, the second leg in Munich next week gives little hope for a reparation for Bayern.”


Sports Courier: “Nothing can be taken for granted given the level of the opponents coached by Tuchel, but it is certain that City will go into the second leg in Bavaria with a not inconsiderable lead.”

“Gazzetta dello Sport”: “Manchester City, football lesson: 3-0 against Bayern and semi-finals in the sack.”


„The Team“: “The two goalscorers Erling Haaland and Bernardo Silva were the picture of a sovereign Manchester City in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals against Bayern Munich.”

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