Manchester City have announced that Joao Cancelo, a full-back currently on loan, is allowed to play for Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-final, as confirmed during the draw on Friday.
In the previous round, Manchester City had an overwhelming victory over RB Leipzig, winning 8-1 overall and 7-0 in the second leg at the Etihad Stadium.
Despite RB Leipzig’s impressive 1-1 draw at home in the first leg, Manchester City dominated the second leg and progressed to the quarter-finals.
Despite a good effort from RB Leipzig in the previous round, Manchester City secured their place in the next stage of the Champions League in an impressive manner, with five goals from Erling Haaland and well-placed shots from Ilkay Gundogan and Kevin De Bruyne.
This dominant performance made it clear that Manchester City is a force to be reckoned with in the competition.
In the upcoming quarter-finals, Manchester City will face Bayern Munich, managed by Julian Nagelsmann, and featuring former Manchester City forward Leroy Sane and current loanee full-back Joao Cancelo.
The question remains whether Cancelo can play for Bayern Munich against his own team, as he is still registered as a Manchester City player.
Manchester City confirm Joao Cancelo eligibility for Bayern Munich
Manchester City have announced that Joao Cancelo can participate in the two matches against Bayern Munich, despite being on loan, as there are no restrictions in the loan agreement.
Cancelo has had a variable performance since joining Bayern, as he is still adjusting to their tactics and playing style, and his coaches and fellow players are still familiarizing themselves with his abilities in a new setup.
Despite the challenges of adapting to a new team, Joao Cancelo has managed to contribute significantly to Bayern Munich’s performances, with one goal and four assists in the eight games he has played in all competitions.
Manchester City will face Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, with the first match scheduled to take place at the Etihad Stadium on the 11th or 12th of April, followed by the second match in Germany on the 18th or 19th of April.
Manchester City confirm if Joao Cancelo is eligibile for Bayern Munich following Champions League draw