Manchester City meet Lyon in the 5th round of the 2018/19 Champions League group stage. Scores and match reviews, read on "Football 24".
2018/19 Champions League. Group F, 5th round
Lyon – Manchester City – 2: 2
Aim: Korne, 55, 81 – Lyaport, 63, Aguero, 83
Manchester City and Lyon approach full-time meetings in the status of group F leaders. English will be a draw to enter the playoffs. France too – in the case of the world in Hoffenheim – Miner parallel matches (if not, victory is needed). By the way, Lyon's defeat in the first round of the Champions League group round was for City in just the last 26 matches.
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At the start of the home match, the Olympians again rocked opponents with active football. Lyon surpassed rivals in sharpness and regularly penetrated the defenses of the guests from Manchester with a fast attack. In the first round, ward Bruno Genezio created 3 cool moments.
Already in the 13th minute, Depay could lead his team forward, but he was unable to fire a shot in front of goal. Furthermore, the partners created two good opportunities for Korne. First, a sharp counterattack, which Maxwell completes a bad inaccurate punch. And at the end of the first half of the meeting, the forward after graduation, Depaying with scissors in the fall hit the crossbar.
Manchester City responded with two and a half points, and David Silva and Sergio Aguero played the game in a "citizen" attack. Needless to say, if one of the most acute episodes at the gate of Lyon is a far, accurate blow from Alexander Zinchenko.
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The Ukrainian came out early on the left side of the defense and survived a tough match – he had to work very hard in defense. And one cannot say that he overcame his task, because France regularly threatened Ederson from his area of responsibility.
Lyon reaches his right after a break. Marcelo quickly scored a free long-range throw at Depay, he moved to the other side of Cornet, and the Ivory Coast player with unlimited efforts to make a great blow to Nine in the style of Arjen Robben opening the scoring at the meeting. The city could immediately restore parity, but Antoni Lopes miraculously pulled a blow to Aguero with his head from close range.
"Citizens" still win back – helping standards. Sterling's free kick was taken by David Silva, from his head the ball flew to the far post to Lyaport – Emerick shot the hosts' goal. The Frenchman is generally the best at City today, considering how he works defensively. He cleansed his colleagues, stopped his rivals and ideally distributed long-distance programs.
By equalizing the score, Josep Guardiola's team equalized. Opponents exchange attacks, but the numbers on the scoreboard have not changed for some time. The next effective attack took place on 81 minutes, when Depaye brought Cornorn to the blow, and he shot Ederson. Lyon did not lead for a long time. After just 2 minutes, Manchester City were back in balance again – Aguero locked Marez in the corner.
Before the final whistle, no one won the victory. Manchester City scored 10 points, remained in first place in the group and secured a Champions League play-off. Lyon has 7 points and second place in the quartet.