UCL: Man City vs OL



Manchester City will have to be wary as they prepare to face Lyon in the Champions League quarter-final settlement only in one game. The later stages of the tournament were initially postponed in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, and from the quarter-finals onwards with all matches taking place across the two Lisbon stadiums will be in a knockout format 1. battle.

Man City - UEFA Champions League

Manchester City are in Group C relatively comfortably and take 14 out of 18 possible points. Man City is 7 points ahead of 2nd ranked Atalanta and 8 points ahead of 3rd placed team Shakhtar Donetsk. Then, Manchester City beat Real Madrid 4-2 in two rounds of the Round of 16. Man City have never won the Champions League or even reached the final of the tournament. Manchester City are back after a 2-week break to beat La Liga champions Real Madrid 2-1 in the second leg at Etihad home. Man City used Raphael Varane's 2 mistakes to score those 2 goals and beat Real Madrid with the final score of 4-2. Manchester City finished 2nd in the Premier League, reached the FA Cup semi-finals, won the League Cup and won the FA Community Shield. Another solid domestic season for Pep and his boys, Sergio Aguero and Benjamin Mendy will both be assessed closely. This is Manchester City's 10th consecutive Champions League appearance - the current longest string of English clubs, having reached the knockout stages in each of their last 7 campaigns.

Olympique Lyon - UEFA Champions League

Lyon overcame a very balanced Group G and was just one point ahead of 3rd place Benfica and fourth place Zenit. RB Leipzig took the first place and Lyon then faced Serie A champions Juventus and won the ticket through the away goal rule. The French club never reached the final of this tournament, but reached the semi-finals in the 2009-2010 season. Lyon returned to the Champions League with a 2-1 defeat to Juventus, but still advanced to the quarter-finals thanks to an away goal. Memphis Depay successfully kicked off the penalty in the 12th minute and that was enough to knock out the Serie A champions. Lyon had a disappointing 2019-2020 domestic season as they finished seventh in the season. Ligue One was shortened, eliminated from the semi-finals of the Coupe de France and lost in the final of the Coupe de la Ligue. Manchester City and Lyon have met twice before, In the Champions League group stage last season, Lyon drew 2-2 at home before winning at the Etihad a few weeks later. This is the 17th time Lyon has attended the Champions League, more than any other French club. They reached the knockout stages of the tournament each season from 2003/04 to 2011/12 but failed to make it out of the group stage in 2015/16 and 2016/17 seasons.



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