The fifth date of the group stage of the Champions League delivered the entertaining match played in Groupama Stadium, Manchester City vs. Lyon. With its usual style, the team led by Pep Guardiola tried to dominate the actions from the first minute of play, but the French tactic and sacrifice avoided it.
In the first half, Sergio Agüero’s team handled the spaces and the ball better but did not have any clear opportunity to score. In contrast, Lyon had two very dangerous chances on the part of Maxwel Cornet, who did not enter by little. One hit on the post and the other resurfaced under the three sticks.
In the second half Cornet would have that little bit of luck he was missing when he got the goal that would open the score to 55′. And 7 minutes later Laporte would get the tie that gave the classification to the City. However, with 9 minutes to go until the end of the match, the African figure again dismantled the defensive line of Manchester City and celebrated the 2-1 after a swift attack by the left.
It was another moment that caused a reaction in the visit, given that a few moments later Sergio Agüero rose in the rival area and sealed the final 2 to 2.
With the distribution of points, the British secured a place in the instance of the 16 best thanks to their leadership in the group with 10 units. As Shakhtar defeated Hoffenheim in Germany, the second place in the round of 16 will be settled between the Ukrainians and the Gauls.
Guardiola has found his black beast in France, in the 2 games against Lyon was outdone. Bruno Génésio gave him his first defeat of the season in England 2 goals for 1 and on the return, only the agonizing goal of Agüero saved them from another defeat.