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Lyon stun Manchester City to reach Champions League semi-finals


Manchester City’s ambitious run in the Champions League came into a dramatic end as they were stunned by Lyon 3-1 in the quarter final in Lisbon.

Once again City failed to overcome a well determined Lyon who set up an exciting semifinal against cup favourite Bayern Munich who humiliated Barcelona 8-2 in the quarters. The French club had defeated Pep Guardiola’s side on away in the 2018-19 group stage after drawing at home.

Maxwel Cornet scored in both prior meetings between the sides and was on target once more midway through the first half as City struggled to get to grips with the five-man defence named by Guardiola.

That formation was ditched before the hour mark and Kevin De Bruyne equalised, but substitute Moussa Dembele restored Lyon’s lead following a contentious counter-attack with 11 minutes remaining and then added another after an Ederson error.

Raheem Sterling remarkably missed an open goal between Dembele’s decisive strikes as City suffered further European misery in stunning fashion.

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