Lyon Stun Man City 3-1 To Reach Champions League Semis

Manchester City’s hopes of winning the UEFA Champions League this year have been dashed.

Guardiola’s boys have lost 3-1 to french side, Olympique Lyon in the quarter-finals of the competition.

Lyon made the perfect start, stifling Manchester City’s attacking play and eventually taking the lead after 24 minutes thanks to Maxwel Cornet’s inventive finish from just outside the box.

In the second half, City cranked up the pressure, which eventually paid off on 69 minutes as Kevin de Bruyne coolly slotted home to level the score.

Ten minutes after De Bruyne’s goal Lyon took the lead again through substitute Moussa Dembele who beat the offside before slotting the ball under Ederson.

And in the 87th minute Dembele grabbed his second goal as he pounced on a rebound after Ederson spilled a shot.

However, Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola said his side lost 3-1 to Lyon to exit the Champions League in the quarterfinals because they lacked the perfection needed in Europe’s top competition.

Lyon will face Bayern Munich in the semifinal on Wednesday, after the German side advanced to the semifinals on Friday, dispatching Barcelona 8-2.


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