As it happened: Manchester City 1-3 Lyon in Champions League Quarter-Final


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Big mistakes from Sterling and Ederson will be the main talking points from tonight but questions will also be asked of Guardiola's formation switch up.

Once again City have failed to get close to the Champions League trophy.



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FULL TIME: Manchester City 1-3 Lyon

The referee signals the end of the match and the celebrations begin for Lyon! They are through to the Champions League semi-finals where they will play Bayern Munich.


Dismay for Guardiola's Manchester City

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90+3' De Bruyne's free kick forces a fingertip save from Lopes and goes out for a corner
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Is there any way Guardiola's team can pull this back now? It seems as if Man City are heading out of the Champions League at the quarter-finals once again!
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Raheem Sterling will be the focus of attention after the final whistle. Just seconds after he missed an almost open goal, Moussa Dembele bagged his second goal of the night.
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87' In the midst of all that excitement Ekambi has come off for Reine-Adelaide
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GOAL! Manchester City 1-3 Lyon

87' Ederson spills the ball which falls to Dembele who easily places it into Man City's goal for the second time
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86' Sterling has missed a sitter! Jesus played the ball into Sterling in front of Lyon's goal but the Englishman has put it well over the bar
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SUBSTITUTION: Manchester City

84' Rodri comes off for David Silva who could be playing his last ever game in a Manchester City shirt if his team don't score soon
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What a match this is turning out to be! Can Man City dig deep to find another equaliser?
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80' Dembele's goal stands! How are City going to respond to this? 10 minutes of normal time left!
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GOAL! Manchester City 1-2 Lyon

79' Here's a decision for VAR! Is substitute Moussa Dembele onside after his shot deflects off Ederson and trickles into City's net
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77' Sterling chips the ball to the back post where Jesus waits but the Brazilian fails to connect with ball and the shot goes over the bar
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75' Dubois comes off for Kenny Tete and Memphis Depay is replaced by Moussa Dembele
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73' Jesus skips past a Lyon defender and forces another save from Lopes who is certainly the busier of the two keepers.
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71' Bruno Guimaraes is taken off by Rudi Garcia and is replaced by Thiago Mendes
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GOAL! Manchester City 1-1 Lyon

69' Raheem Sterling cuts the ball back towards Kevin De Bruyne who slots the ball past Lopes into the bottom right-hand corner. GAME ON!
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65' Marcelo now has his name in Danny Makkelie's book after that foul on Jesus
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65' De Bruyne wastes yet another free kick, hitting it just over the Lyon crossbar 
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64' Marcelo fouls Jesus on the edge of the Lyon penalty box. The referee tries to play advantage but the free kick is eventually awarded to Man City. Another good position for free kick specialist De Bruyne
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63' A straight forward save for Ederson as Marcel's shot is fired straight at the City keeper
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60' The free kick is taken by De Bruyne who gets it up and down but there's enough power in the shot to trouble Lopes who palms it away
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59' A push from Marcelo on Jesus gives City a free kick in a promising position. Both Mahrez and De Bruyne are lining up to take it.
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57' Rodri makes a clumsy challenge and picks up a yellow card in the process
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SUBSTITUTE: Manchester City

56' Riyad Mahrez replaces Fernandinho who is on a yellow card. Perhaps this is the change which will add some fuel to Man City's attack
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51' Garcia holds Memphis back earning Lyon a free kick about 30 yards out  but the free kick is wasted as Memphis can't get the ball over the Man City wall
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SECOND HALF: Manchester City 0-1 Lyon

The second half is underway. What can City do to turn this game around?
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The first 20 minutes saw the two teams match each other for pace with chances for both City and Lyon. But it was the French side who have come out on top at half time with Maxwell Cornet's superb strike curling into Ederson's goal. 

City pushed forward after conceding with chances for Rodri and Sterling but Rudi Garcia will be happy with his team's defensive efforts.

Guardiola will have some tough decisions to make coming into the second half as his change in formation does not seem to be working so far with a lack of creativity in the midfield.

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HALF TIME: Manchester City 1-0 Lyon

The half time whistle blows after a period of Man City pressure but Guardiola's side could not find a way through Lyon's defence.
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45+1' Another chance for Man City. De Bruyne splits the defence and finds Sterling who has his effort blocked by the goalscorer Cornet. Another vital contribution from him!
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43' City's De Bruyne picks out a cross to the front post where Jesus is waiting but Marcelo clears it away for a corner
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41' After a patient build-up from City around the Lyon penalty area Jesus threads the ball through to Sterling who skills past a Lyon defender and plays it into Rodri who fires the shot straight at the keeper
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39' De Bruyne powers the ball towards Lyon's goal but the shot is punched away by Anthony Lopes
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38' Foul on the left side of Lyon's box. A good opportunity for De Bruyne
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34' Man City seem to be lacking that spark of creativity in the middle with the change in formation. How will Pep react to this?
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YELLOW CARD: Fernandinho

29' Fernandinho is the first City player in the book as he deliberately clips Houssem Aouar's heels on the edge of the Man City penalty box. The free-kick leads to nothing.
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Another One!

That's not the first time Cornet has scored a beauty against City 
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VAR had a good look at that one! But it finally ruled Walker to be keeping Ekambi onside
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GOAL! Manchester City 0-1 Lyon: Maxwel Cornet

24' Ekambi is tackled on the edge of the box by Eric Garcia but the ball trickles to Lyon's Maxwel Cornet who curls the ball into the bottom left corner
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23' A reverse ball from Cancelo is played into Sterling on Lyon's goalline. He tries to pull it back to find a City player but Lyon clear their lines
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20' Long ball from Ederson finds De Bruyne on the right-wing in plenty of space but the Belgian plays a poor ball across which fails to find Sterling
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19' There have been no major chances in the last 10 minutes but both teams are clearly keen to push into the opponent's half
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12' Leo Dubois receives the first yellow card after taking down Garcia after the ball had been played
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10' Marcelo drives the ball from the edge of City's box following Lyon's first corner of the match but Ederson holds onto the strike well.
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9' Kevin de Bruyne plays in a fantastic cross but there are no City heads to put it goalwards 
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7' It looks as if we are in for an exciting match as both Lyon and City have started energetically 
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4' Ederson forced into making a save as Walker's attempted chest back bounces awkwardly towards the Man City net
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3' Massive chance for Man City after Cancelo feeds the ball into Sterling who looks to find Jesus but Lyon manage to scramble it away for a corner.
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KICK OFF: Manchester City 0-0 Lyon

And we're off! 

Will favourites Man City be able to take one step closer to the one trophy which has eluded them or will underdogs Lyon be the ones to meet Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-final?

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Moments Away

The player's take to the pitch at the Estadio Jose Alvalade and the Champions League anthem rings out... Here we go!
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We're almost there!

After last night's goal-fest between Bayern Munich and Barcelona, what will tonight's game have in store?
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Man City are set for Quarter-Final

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15 Minutes to Go

We are just 15 minutes away from kick off, stay tuned for live updates!
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Lyon Ready to Go

Lyon preparing for kick-off


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Goals Galore

Gabriel Jesus, Sterling and Memphis Depay have all scored six in the Champions League this season. With all three starting let's see if any of them can add to their tally tonight.
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Half-Century for Sterling

Raheem Sterling makes his 50th Champions League appearance tonight. The second youngest Englishman to do so after Wayne Rooney in 2010!
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Change in Formation for City?

With Garcia coming in for Foden it seems as if Guardiola might be switching to a 3-5-2 formation.

Garcia, Fernandinho and Aymeric Laporte look likely to form a back three with Cancelo and Kyle Walker providing the width on the flanks. 

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Lyon Team News

Lyon keep the same XI that started against Juventus in the previous stage. 

Injury doubts are cast aside as Cornet and Denayer remain in the starting lineup with Dembele missing out again.

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Manchester City Team News

Phil Foden drops to the bench for tonights' fixture as Eric Garcia comes into the starting XI. 

Cancelo's fine performance against Real Madrid earns him another start over Mendy. 

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Lyon Starting XI

Here's how Lyon line up for tonight's quarter-final:


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Manchester City Starting XI

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Lyon Have Arrived

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Two Hours to Go!

With just two hours to go until Manchester City meet Lyon in the Champions League quarter-finals make sure you follow along for all the pre-match build-up, including team news.
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Stay Tuned!

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Lyon on Their Toes to Face Man City

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No Second Chances for City

In the pre-match press conference Guardiola spoke about City's different approach to the one leg quarter-final:

"It's quite different. When you play first leg you have one eye on second leg. When we play FA Cup or Carabao we are used to it. There are no second chances, you are either in or out. The approach is very different."

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The End of an Era?

A loss for Man City would mean the end of an era for David Silva who is set to leave as soon as the club's Champions League campaign comes to an end.  The Spaniard has played for City for over 10 years and lifting the Champions League trophy would be a fitting way for the 34-year-old to leave the club. 

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Last Time Out

The two teams met back in November 2018 in the Champions League group stage. A four-goal thriller saw two goals from Lyon's Cornet as Aymeric Laporte and Aguero scored for City. At the time Pep said Lyon were "one of the toughest teams" his Manchester City side have ever faced.
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Lyon Team News

Lyon have some fresh injury concerns as Jason Denayer and Maxwell Cornet, who started against Juventus in the last round, are doubts with groin and thigh issues respectively. Right-back Kenny Tete is also an injury concern for Garcia.

Moussa Dembele will be hoping to be in the starting 11 after being dropped against the Italian side.

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Manchester City Team News

It is doubtful that injured Sergio Aguero will play any further part in City's Champions League campaign, even if they do progress to the all-important final.

Benjamin Mendy returns to the squad after suspension and gives Guardiola a tough selection choice after Joao Cancelo's superb performance against Real Madrid in the last stage. 

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Underdogs Lyon

Rudi Garcia's Lyon will want to forget about their disappointing Ligue 1  season after their seventh-place finish and focus on tonight's chance to bring them one step closer to the Champions League trophy.
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City looking to put last year's dismay behind them

After Man City's VAR inflicted defeat to Tottenham in last year's competition, Pep Guardiola's side will be keen to advance to the semi-finals for only the second time in the club's history.
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Champions League Hopes

Man City, who fell at the quarter-final stage last year, and underdogs Lyon will both be hoping to progress to the Champions League semi-finals.
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Kick-off time

Manchester City vs Lyon will be played at the Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon, Portugal. The kick-off is scheduled at 20:00 BST.
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