Man City 3 Bayern Munich 2: Pellegrini heaps praise on ‘big player’ Aguero

The Manchester City manager was gushing with praise for the Argentina international after dramatic fightback

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Man City
3
Bayern Munich
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Manuel Pellegrini heaped praise on Sergio Aguero after the striker’s hat-trick against Bayern Munich kept Manchester City’s Champions League hopes alive.

Aguero put City ahead from the penalty spot in the 21st minute after he had been fouled by Mehdi Benatia, who was sent off.

But Bayern fought back when Xabi Alonso’s free-kick and Robert Lewandowski’s header made it 2-1 at half-time.

However, Aguero rescued City with a cool finish to equalise, before completing his hat-trick with a dramatic winner in stoppage time.

“I think all the big teams need big players, Sergio Aguero is a big player and very important,” said Pellegrini.

“The whole team played until the end, we conceded two unbelievable goals but our whole team kept working and concentrating until the end.”

The win means City, Roma and CSKA Moscow are all level on five points in Group E with one game remaining.

“There are a lot of different options,” Pellegrini, whose side travel to Roma on 10 December, continued. “We are always feeling positive but it does not always depend on what we can do.

“We must try to have our chance to the end and the way to have that chance is to win at Roma.”

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