Pep Guardiola Reacts To Sterling Shocking Miss Following CL Exit

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Pep Guardiola bemoaned Raheem Sterling’s shocking miss after Manchester City were knocked out of the Champions League by Lyon.


England star Sterling missed an open goal when the score was 2-1 and Lyon added a third less than a minute later to advance to the semi-finals.

Guardiola said: ‘In this situation you have to equalise to take it to extra time, but then we concede the third and it’s over. We created more chances and more shots.’


Raheem Sterling’s glorious miss cost Manchester City a vital equalizer against Lyon which may have shifted the tide in the game in their favour.


City, under Pep Guardiola have yet again failed to break into the Semi-final having crashed out from the round of 16 and quarter-final stages in previous seasons.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Manchester City were dumped out of the Champions League by Lyon after two goals from Moussa Dembele after he came off the bench.

The Premier League 2018/19 champions started as firm favourites but came out second best against a fiercely determined Lyon in a game that swung on controversy and uncharacteristic errors in the closing stages.

Lyon went ahead in the 24th minute with Maxwel Cornet’s smart finish but City, lifeless as Guardiola chose to play a three-man central defence, looked to have been revived by Kevin de Bruyne’s precise strike from Raheem Sterling’s pass after 69 minutes.


Former Celtic striker Moussa Dembele, on as a substitute, restored Lyon’s lead in contentious circumstances 11 minutes from time, the video assistant referee ignoring what appeared to be an obvious foul by the goalscorer before he ran on to beat Ederson.


The English side pressed for the equaliser but Sterling was guilty of an atrocious miss, somehow sending his finish over the top of an open goal from Gabriel Jesus’ pass.

It proved to be hugely expensive as seconds later Lyon set up a semi-final meeting with Bayern Munich when Dembele scored his second after Ederson fumbled a shot from Houssem Aouar’s routine shot.


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