Manchester City lose to Lyon 3-1: Guardiola’s side dumped out after Dembélé strikes twice


Manchester City again came unstuck against Olympique Lyonnais in the Champions League as a controversial 3-1 defeat saw Pep Guardiola miss out on a semi-final against his former club Bayern Munich.

Lyon won away to Manchester City in the 2018-19 group stage – also drawing at home and they again had the tournament favourites’ number in Lisbon on Saturday.

Maxwel Cornet of Olympique Lyonnais scores his team’s first goal during the UCL Quarter Final. (Getty Images)

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

Manchester City’s midfielder Kevin De Bruyne (L) shoots in front of Lyon’s defender Marcal to score a goal during the UCL quarter-final. (Getty Images)

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

Raheem Sterling of Manchester City looks dejected after missing a goal-scoring chance during the UCL Quarter Final match. (Getty Images)

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

Olympique Lyonnais to face Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League semi-final.



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