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Manchester City vs Lyon

Competition – UEFA Champions League

Stadium – Etihad Stadium

Date: 19th September 2018

Kick-off time – 20:00 GMT

Manchester City broke all kinds of records on their way to winning the Premier League last season, however, the Champions League still eludes them and Pep Guardiola will be eager to prove that he can win the competition without Lionel Messi.

The Cityzens were stopped on their way to the final last season by a solid Liverpool team that went all the way and their fans will be expecting them to go further this time around.

City won all but one of their 6 group games last season and they will look to do the same this season and it begins against Lyon here first.

Pep Guardiola’s men haven’t been as impressive as they were last season – they struggled to beat Newcastle after a 1-1 draw at Wolves and their 3-0 win over Fulham is a welcome boost before this game.

The last time Lyon qualified for this competition was two seasons ago, and they have since been playing in the Europa League.

They won just two of 6 games last time around and they will be hoping for a better group stage campaign this time.

Lyon haven’t started their league campaign in the best possible fashion.   They drew on Saturday against Caen to make it two wins, two losses and a draw from their first five league games.

They are currently 7th in Ligue 1 and both of their wins have been at home, making it hard to see them getting anything from this game.

This is the first time these teams are meeting in recent years.

Bookmakers have priced Manchester City up as if defeat is out of the question.

Goal markets suggest there will be goals so expect a fiery affair.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Manchester City

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Manchester City 2-1 Newcastle United 1 Sep, 2018 English Premier League
D Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-1 Manchester City 25 Aug, 2018 English Premier League
W Manchester City 6-1 Huddersfield Town 19 Aug, 2018 English Premier League
W Arsenal 0-2 Manchester City 12 Aug, 2018 English Premier League
W Chelsea 0-2 Manchester City 5 Aug, 2018 English FA Community Shield

Lyon

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
L Lyon 0-1 Nice 31 Aug, 2018 French Ligue 1
W Lyon 2-0 Strasbourg 24 Aug, 2018 French Ligue 1
L Stade de Reims 1-0 Lyon 17 Aug, 2018 French Ligue 1
W Lyon 2-0 SC Amiens 12 Aug, 2018 French Ligue 1
L Chelsea 0-0 Lyon 7 Aug, 2018 International Champions Cup

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