Boateng's late strike lifts Bayern Munich past City
Jerome Boateng scored the lone goal of the match in the 90th minute for Bayern.
Munich, Germany (SportsNetwork.com) -
Jerome Boateng's last-gasp strike proved to be the difference on Wednesday as Bayern Munich opened its Champions League campaign with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Manchester City at the Allianz Arena.
Coming off a comfortable 2-0 win over Stuttgart in Bundesliga play, the Bavarians were hoping to get their European schedule off to a positive start, but Manchester City proved to be quite the challenge, as Boateng's fantastic strike late on held up to give Bayern the three points.
Both teams looked up for the occasion early on as scoring opportunities were created on both sides of the pitch, but Bayern had the better of the play.