Lyon stuns another 2018/19 champion with a stunning display. After eliminating Juventus in the last round, they celebrate another scalp here and deny Guardiola a semi-final reunion with old employers Bayern. City’s quest for the evasive UEFA Champions League trophy goes on.
Super-sub Moussa Dembélé scores twice in closing stages giving Lyon the lead as they proceed to the semi-finals since 2009/10. Dembélé has scored seven UEFA Champions League goals in 25 matches – four of them against City.
According to our preview before the game, everyone expected Man City to win this game considering the quality of players in their team with their outstanding performance in this year’s edition of the UEFA champions league.
A Sterling miss and an Ederson mistake and this is Lyon’s evening. Incredible stuff as Dembélé nets his second of the night. Bayern awaits in the semis, just as they did in 2010.
For the first time in the history of the European Cup / CL, two French teams – Lyon and Paris – will be in the semi-finals of the competition. It is only the 2nd time that there are 2 Flag of France clubs in the final 4 of a European competition, after the UEFA Cup in 1992/93
“City fall short once more in their pursuit of the big one. Guardiola’s change of formation will be a major talking point and they did not impose themselves in the first period at all, lacking their usual creativity. Not even De Bruyne’s moment of magic was enough, as a defence that has leaked goals in big games all season long did the same once again,” said Simon Hart.
“Another magnificent European night for Lyon as they qualify for their second UEFA Champions League semi-final. Once again Lyon played as a team, restricted City’s chances, and took their own when they came along. It’s their recipe for success,” said David Crossan.