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Champions League - Manchester City v Lyon - Live Blog

Can The Blues Get Off To A Winning Start?

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At least there’s another five games to go! stick with us as Saul will be here with the post match quotes and tweets soon.

Goodnight and CTID

Full Time: City crash to an opening Champions League defeat at the hands of Lyon. Two first half goals were the blues undoing, and despite a Bernardo Silva goal, the visitors held on for the win.

Final score: City 1-2 Lyon

Substitution: Riyad Mahrez comes on for Raheem Sterling. Come on City 1-2

GOAL: City pull a goal back through Bernardo Silva. Assist by Leroy Sane. Game on 1-2

Substitution: Aguero replaces Jesus as City look to get back into this one 0-2

Woodwork: Memphis Depay hits the post with help from Ederson 0-2

Substitution: Leroy Sane enters the field as he replaces Ilkay Gundogan 0-2

Kick Off: The second half begins. Can City make things right? 0-2

Half time: Boos from the home fans as City go in 2-0 down and have a mountain to climb. 0-2

Goal: Lyon double their lead and City have it all to do 0-2

Disallowed Goal: Gundogan has the ball in the net but Sterling was offside before passing to the German 0-1

Goal: City didn't learn from that scare and Lyon take the lead through Cornet 0-1

Disallowed Goal: Maxwel Cornet (yes really) thinks he’s scored but is flagged offside. A let off for City

23 Minutes - Remembering Marc-Vivien Foe who was on loan to us from Lyon. RIP Marc

KICK OFF: We’re under way at The Etihad

Teams are out, we can do this.


It’s finished in Ukraine, where Shahktar and Hoffenheim played out a 2-2 draw. The blue will be hoping to take a two point lead over their rivals with victory tonight.

This is the first meeting between the two sides and City have never lost at home to a French side in this competition, having won two and drawn one. Can the blues make it three wins out of four?

Team news is in:

Vincent Kompany returns to the matchday squad and is named on the bench, alongside Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sane. Benjamin Mendy is still not deemed fit to take part.

Former blue Jason Denayer starts for Lyon, as does former United men Rafael and Memphis Depay.

City: Ederson, Walker, Stones, LaPorte, Delph, Fernandinho, Gundogan, Silva (c) Bernardo, Sterling, Jesus

Subs: Muric, Kompany, Aguero, Sane, Mahrez, Otamendi, Foden

Lyon: Lopes, Mendy, Denayer, Marcelo, Rafael, Diop, Ndombele, Aouar, Fekir, Cornet, Depay

Subs: Gorgelin, Dubois, Morei, Tousart, Ferri, Traore, Dembele

Welcome to our first Champions League live blog as Manchester City take on Lyon at the Etihad Stadium. The blues are expected to progress from the group which also contains last season’s opposition Shahktar Donetsk and German side Hoffenheim. Kick off is at 8pm and team news is coming up