Olympique Lyon beat Manchester City 3-1 to prevail to the semi-final of the UEFA Champions League, thanks to a late show.
The Champions League never ceases to amaze and this time, it was the French side in Olympique Lyon that left Manchester City stunned with a 3-1 win in the quarter-final on Saturday evening. Pep Guardiola’s European debacle outside of Barcelona continued for another year and he remains without guiding the Citizens past the last eight.
Maxwell Cornet scored for the hosts against the run of play in the first half. Manchester City were in command of the game but failed to break a resilient Lyon defence. However, Kevin De Bruyne finally restored parity 20 minutes from time. However, Moussa Dembele struck twice later on to make sure the Ligue 1 and Bundesliga outfits contest in the next round.
Here are five talking points from an enticing affair.
MOUSSA DEMBELE MAKES AN IMPACT ON THE BIG STAGE
Olympique Lyon striker Moussa Dembele has been touted to be one of the game’s very best going forward in recent months. Since his Celtic days, the Frenchman has caught the attention of some of Europe’s finest, but he hasn’t really made a mark on the biggest stage. However, all that changed when he faced Manchester City.
Dembele being left on the bench came as a surprising decision given that Rudi Garcia’s side needed to take advantage of every small chance. Nonetheless, the 24-year-old turned the tide entirely in his side’s favour after coming on with a brace. Both of his goals were very neatly taken and finishes of an experienced forward.