Is this Pep Guardiola’s first major test at Bayern?
The former Barcelona manager has found things pretty smooth at the Allianz Arena so far, but his Bayern side crashed to a stunning 3-1 loss at the hands of Porto that has put their Champions League chances in serious jeopardy.
Bayern and Juve were supposedly given the easiest draws against Porto and Monaco respectively. Juve only won the first leg in Turin because of a contentious Vidal penalty against Monaco (see video), while Bayern are hanging in the competition by the skin of their teeth following a 3-1 loss in Portugal.
However Bayern have the league practically sewn up, so expect Guardiola to train all his attention on Porto ahead of the return leg in Munich
Porto Bayern Munich 3-1 Champions League
If you’re interested, the other quarterfinal on the night also ended in a 3-1 scoreline, but no upset there as Barcelona dismantled PSG. Check out Luis Suarez’s delightful goal.