Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich team found it easy to beat Manchester City, according to winger Arjen Robben.

The German side were very impressive during their 3-1 win, with Frank Ribery striking first for the Bavarians before Thomas Muller and Robben put the tie out of City's reach.

The Dutch winger was applauded of by the home fans after the winger set a new record of scoring in five consecutive Champions League games - which stretches back to their 4-0 win against Barcelona in the semi-finals last year.

Alvaro Negrado added a consolation goal for City with ten minutes left to go, Bayern also had centre-back Jerome Boateng sent off after he cut down Yaya Toure when he was clean through on goal.

The former Chelsea and Real Madrid winger claims it is a compliment to his side that they were so dominant against City but also believes he expected more from the English side.

Robben told reporters: "We were so dominant against a big team in Europe. We didn't expect an easy game like that.

"It is a compliment to our team but we expected more from City."

Guardiola's side were dominant at the Etihad, the Bavarians had 66% of possession despite going down to ten men.

Robben, who has been capped 70 times for the Netherlands, was surprised with how little of a threat City posed his side.

He said: "The first 70 minutes we played some terrific football.

"We didn't give them any space, we pressed them right up to the goalkeeper and they just kicked it away. Sometimes they gave us too much space and we use space well.

"City weren't as organised defensively as we had expected but there were some attacks of ours that simply were fantastically executed.

"When things go your way like that, it's a lot of fun out on the pitch, especially against a quality team like City."

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