Lyon eliminate Manchester City from the Champions League

Lyon exploded a big surprise and knocked Manchester City out of the Champions League quarter-finals after winning Saturday 3-1 at the end of the quarter-final confrontations in Portugal.

And at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon, Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola paid the price for choosing a conservative offensive plan, which allowed Lyon to extend its control over the match from its beginnings.

The French club’s efforts to advance through Maxwell Cornet culminated in a quick counter-attack in the 24th minute.

At the start of the second half, Guardiola pushed his Algerian star, Riad Mehrez, in place of the Brazilian Fernandinho, which revived the attack of the English club, who scored the equalizer with the foot of the Belgian Kevin De Bruyne in the 69th minute.

Lyon returned to take another goal in the 79th minute by player Moussa Dembele, and the same player spent the dreams of Manchester City with a third goal in the 87th minute.

Lyon hit Bayern Munich in the semi-finals next Wednesday, while Paris Saint-Germain will face French Leipzig on Tuesday.

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