The second quarter-final was very tense. ManCity came in as favorites but Lyon was flying high after knocking out Juventus.
ManCity never recovered from a slow start with Lyon pressing and keeping its shape in the first twenty-five minutes.
Its no surprise Lyon got the lead courtesy of Cornet (24′), who threads his curling shot into the near post from about 20 yards.
All this time Sterling kept asking questions of the Lyon defends.
ManCity picked up from where they left off in the latter stages of the first half, applying pressure to the Lyon’s backline.
It took the introduction to Marhez to inject some life into a flat looking ManCity team.
Has the game went on City began to get into the game, with some nice passing and pressing.
The breakthrough came in the 69′ when Sterling perfectly placed a pull-back ball to Bruyne, who slotted it home.
It wasn’t to last long as a brace from Lyon substitute Dembele (79′,87′) restored their lead and ensured a 3-1 victory.
Lyon will face favorites, Bayern Munch in the second semi Wednesday 19.
Champions League Semi-Final
- RB Leipzig vs PSG, Tuesday 18