Dec 10, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ‚ÄčAllianz Arena
Bayern Munich
Man CityManchester City
Muller (5'), Gotze (12')
Dante (40')
FT(HT: 2-1)
Silva (28'), Kolarov (59' pen.), Milner (62')
Dzeko (42'), Milner (44'), Fernandinho (78'), Zabaleta (83')

Half-Time Report: Bayern Munich lead at Allianz Arena

Two early goals help Bayern Munich to a 2-1 half-time lead over Manchester City in the Champions League.

Two early goals have given Bayern Munich a 2-1 lead over Manchester City at half time at the Allianz Arena in their final Champions League group stage game.

Manchester City's Joe Hart fails to save Bayern Munich's midfielder Thomas Mueller's goal during the UEFA Champions League group D football match on December 10, 2013© Getty Images

The home side were quick to take the lead after David Alaba put in a long ball for Thomas Muller, who controlled the delivery with his chest before firing it into the bottom corner.

Mario Gotze extended the defending champions' advantage just seven minutes later as Franck Ribery skipped past Joleon Lescott before crossing the ball in, where it eventually fell to Gotze for a close-range tap-in.

The Germans continued to look the stronger of the two sides, but a goal against the run of play from the returning David Silva got Manuel Pellegrini's side back into the game just before the half-hour mark, with the Spaniard sweeping it in from a James Milner header.

Silva's strike inspired the visitors, who finished the opening 45 minutes strongly, but they were unable to get back on level terms before the half-time whistle.

However, Joe Hart had to stop Bayern from restoring their two-goal lead just before the break, after Ribery tried to set up Gotze again, but the England international managed to parry the ball away.

Man City's Joe Hart in action against Viktoria Plzen during their Champions League group match on November 27, 2013
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