After Bayern Munich’s quarter-finals defeat by Manchester City in the Champions League, the international media largely refrained from mockery and criticism of the German record champions. There is talk of a “volcanic game” by Bayern, which, however, could not harm the “battalion of passion”. A Swiss newspaper considers Julian Nagelsmann’s change of coach to Thomas Tuchel to have failed: “All goals missed.”

“Daily Mail”: “Yes, Manchester City went into the second leg of this Champions League quarter-finals with a three-goal advantage. But the way they withstood the battalion of passion that whirled through the magnificent Allianz Arena, and how defending their lead to win 4-1 on aggregate provided another example of the character and the enchanting talent that lies within them.”

“The Guardian”: “The fact that Manchester City so calmly sails past the six-time European champions shows how far Pep Guardiola has already brought the club. The big question now is whether they will go to the end of the road and finally reward them with the glory of a seal first Champions League triumphs.”

“Mundo Deportivo”: “Manchester City is the team that will meet Real Madrid in the semi-finals of the Champions League. It’s a match that everyone sees as an early final. In Munich, City did their job and drew against Bayern Munich , who fought back and didn’t give up despite the result from the Etihad game.”

“El País”: “You should fight with pride to the end,” said a banner in the curve where the most ardent Bayern supporters are. Forced to catch up on Manchester City’s three goals from the first leg, that’s what the duel was about “To prove the heroism of a club that partly wrote its legend on nights of impossible games. City survived the volcanic game of Tuchel.”

“Gazzetta dello Sport”: “The better team from both meetings advanced, the one that conveyed the feeling of superiority and is now in the semi-finals for the third time in a row.”

“L’Équipe”: “Bayern allowed themselves to believe in their (low) chances of qualifying for a long time this Wednesday, and the German club pushed in the first half, pushed hard to destabilize Manchester City. But Thomas’ team Tuchel, just as tense as her coach, (…) couldn’t reverse the strong trend from the first leg.”

“Kronen Zeitung”: “Bayern Munich missed the miracle of promotion.”

“Kurier”: “So there was no miracle. The Munich team drew 1-1 against Manchester City and were eliminated. City meets Real.”

“Blick”: “And two! After the cup, Bayern Munich flies out of the second of three competitions that they wanted to win this season. Because they saw it as being at risk, they changed the trainer on Säbener Straße. And you can’t quite one month Thomas Tuchel state: All goals missed.”