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Champions League: Lyon shock Man City to set up semi with Bayern Munich

Last updated 3 months ago | By Reuters

Football - Champions League Quarter Final - Manchester City v Olympique Lyonnais - Jose Alvalade Stadium, Lisbon, Portugal - August 15, 2020. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola during the match. [Miguel A. Lopes/Pool via REUTERS]

Substitute Moussa Dembele struck twice as Olympique Lyonnais stunned Manchester City with a 3-1 victory on Saturday to move into the semi-finals of the Champions League where they will face Bayern Munich.

It is the first time that two French teams will compete in the semi-finals of the competition with Paris St Germain facing RB Leipzig in the other Franco-German game in the last four.

The result also means that it is the first time since 1991 that no team from England, Spain or Italy will compete in the last four of Europe's premier club competition.

For City and their manager Pep Guardiola it is the third season in a row that the team has gone out in the quarter-finals of the Champions League and they remain without a place in the last four under their Spanish coach.

Lyon took the lead in the 24th minute with a fine finish from Maxwel Cornet, who spotted Ederson off his line and beat him with a low drive from the edge of the box.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola with his players. [Franck Fife/Pool via REUTERS]

City drew level through a Kevin De Bruyne side-foot finish in the 69th minute and pushed forward in search of winner but were caught out on the break.

Dembele broke free and Ederson's outstretched leg couldn't keep his shot out of the net as Lyon went 2-1 up in the 79th.

City had a golden chance to draw level but Raheem Sterling somehow blasted over from close range with the goal at his mercy.

Lyon responded to that let-off by taking advantage of chaos in the City defence with Ederson pushing out a low shot from Houssem Aouar and Dembele pouncing for his second to wrap up a famous win for Lyon.

Rudi Garcia's side had only finished seventh in the curtailed French league season but have eliminated Juventus and City to give themselves a shot at the final. 

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