JINXED: Manchester City Lose 1 – 3 To Lyon, Crash From CL Race

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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.

 

See the statistics from the match below:

Possession
Man city: Home72%
Lyon: Away28%
Shots
Man city: Home18
Lyon: Away7
Shots on Target
Man city: Home7
Lyon: Away6
Corners
Man city: Home11
Lyon: Away3
Fouls
Manchester : Home13
Lyon: Away15

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