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Joao Cancelo could receive a winners medal if Man City win the Champions League

Joao Cancelo could receive a winners medal if Man City win the Champions League

Joao Cancelo is currently on loan at Bayern Munich from Manchester City

Bayern Munich loanee Joao Cancelo could receive a Champions League winners medal if Manchester City go on to win the competition.

Cancelo was loaned to Bundesliga giants Bayern in the January transfer window after falling out of favour at City.

On Tuesday night, he was named on the bench for the Bavarian club as they took on City in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Thanks to goals from Rodri, Bernardo Silva and Erling Haaland, Bayern found themselves 3-0 down when Cancelo came on in the 80th minute.

The fullback was greeted by a chorus of boos by the home fans as he replaced Alphonso Davies.

As City held on for a comfortable 3-0 win, fans started to question whether Cancelo will get a medal if Pep Guardiola’s side manage to go all the way and lift the trophy.

Some fans were unsure as he was not named in City’s squad for the knockout rounds, but some felt Cancelo will receive a medal having played in the group stage.

One past example was back in 2018, Liverpool sold star man Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona in January.

Jurgen Klopp’s men went all the way to the Champions League final where they eventually lost to Real Madrid.

During their run to the final, questions were raised about whether Coutinho will receive a medal if Liverpool had won.

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According to UEFA regulations, the winning team will receive a total of 40 gold medals, and the distribution of the medals is at each club’s discretion.

At the time, it was reported that Liverpool will reward Coutinho with a medal after his efforts in helping the team during the group stage.

The same will surely apply to Cancelo, the decision will ultimately be down to City.

Having won 3-0 in the first leg, City now have one foot in the semi-finals as they travel to the Allianz Arena next week.

Bayern will need a miracle if they are to turn this tie around.

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City boss Guardiola said: “It really was a good Champions League game and top teams. During 55, 60 minutes it was a tight game.

“It's an incredible result, but I know what it means to go to Munich and we have to do something new to not suffer so much the quality they have and we will try and do it.”

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Topics: Manchester City, Bayern Munich, Joao Cancelo, Football, Champions League