By Steve Douglas
Bayern Munich produced an ominously powerful display to outclass Manchester City 3-1 in the Champions League, earning the German champions a second straight convincing victory in the defence of its title.
Dominant in all departments, Bayern took a 1-0 halftime lead after City goalkeeper Joe Hart let Franck Ribery's shot slip through his grasp, before Thomas Mueller and Arjen Robben piled on the misery with goals in a four-minute span just before the hour in the Group D game.
It was a sobering night for the English team, which grabbed a 79th-minute consolation through Alvaro Negredo before Bayern had defender Jerome Boateng sent off for a professional foul on Yaya Toure.
No team has retained the Champions League since its inception in 1992 but Bayern will surely go close.