Key moments from Lyon’s 2-1 win over Manchester City

Written by By Staff Writer A shock 2-1 win against Manchester City in Europe’s Champions League knock-out stages in Lyon on Tuesday night saw the hosts progress in the competition on away goals. After…

Key moments from Lyon's 2-1 win over Manchester City

Written by By Staff Writer

A shock 2-1 win against Manchester City in Europe’s Champions League knock-out stages in Lyon on Tuesday night saw the hosts progress in the competition on away goals.

After a goalless first leg, City led 1-0 at half-time thanks to a David Silva header and lived on the edge thereafter. A debut goal for on-loan Dutch winger Kingsley Coman shortly after the break was followed by a late Sergio Aguero strike, but the first leg would always have been over had City scored an away goal.

Here’s how the goals shaped up as Lyon advanced:

Raheem Sterling, City’s 20-year-old midfielder, should have scored three minutes before halftime after a delightful dummy by Fernandinho almost led to a goal for Gabriel Jesus. But Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes would emerge as a hero, diving to his left to deny Jesus at point-blank range.

The visitors went in front in the 31st minute through Aguero’s goal. The Argentine had the ball in the net in the 15th minute but the goal was disallowed for offside. Then came the moment of controversy. Coman, on as a second-half substitute, gathered a loose ball near the City penalty area and sent a delicate chip towards goal, only for City defender Aymeric Laporte to turn the ball into his own net.

After that, however, Lyon seemed to settle for a draw that would see them advance. And it looked that way when another second-half substitution, the Juventus-bound Coman, capitalized on a mistake by Nicolas Otamendi to open the scoring. The winger then struck a second in the 82nd minute, with City’s approach playing to Lyon’s strengths on the counterattack.

Bottom side, Olympiakos, make it through after beating Bayern Munich 2-1. And Napoli’s thrilling 4-2 win in Atletico Madrid has forced their opponents to go through.

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