Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich side came back from the dead to make it through to the Champions League quarter finals, beating Juventus 4-2 after extra time.
First half goals from Paul Pogba and Juan Cuadrado (remember him, Chelsea fans?) gave the Old Lady the advantage, but Bayern hit back through Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller to force extra time.
Thiago Alcantara and Kingsley Coman then scored in the space of two minutes to spare Pep’s blushes and send the Germans into the last eight.
With Pep coming to England next summer, the internet was ready to lynch the former Barcelona manager when they were heading out.
His reputation took a hammering:
Pep legacy at Bayern will be tainted if this is another failure to win CL. Needs stroke of coaching genius to save this game.
— Ian Darke (@IanDarke) March 16, 2016
Some started accusing the Spaniard of fraud:
A lot of people have been claiming Pep only inherits good teams and is a ‘fraud’. If he goes out tonight, that brigade will get bigger.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) March 16, 2016
While people soon started to point out how this would affect Manchester City:
Wonder how City fans will be feeling about things. City were 2 up in the tie and coasted thru. Bayern were 2 up but now 2 down. #fraudpep
— Joe Lee (@ggblueg) March 16, 2016
And this guy couldn’t help taking a dig at City’s squad:
Robert Lewandowski did get one back for Bayern, giving Pep a lifeline:
— Stefan Bienkowski (@SBienkowski) March 12, 2016
Before Muller rescued his side with seconds remaining:
THOMAS MULLER SCORES! Bayern Munich are level! Incredible!
Bayern 2-2 Juventus (agg: 4-4)
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) March 16, 2016
Extra time was needed, and thanks to Thiago’s goal, Bayern went ahead, leaving Barcelona fans gutted:
I'll never get over losing Thiago. Never.
— blitzen (@blitzen13) March 16, 2016
And the Man City fans were loving life again:
Thiago for Ribery, changed the game. Pellegrini's masterstroke at Norwich was Zabaleta for Sagna.
— David McWilliams (@dmcwilliams_) March 16, 2016Advertisement
Just another quiet Champions League night…