Champions League: It’s Manchester City Vs Lyon in the quarter-final

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Manchester City will be meeting Lyon in the quarter-finals of the Champions League after both teams ousted Real Madrid and Juventus respectively in the last 16.

The tie will hold on 15 August.

Manchester City welcomed the newly crowned La Liga champions at the Etihad Stadium on the back of 2-1 win from the first leg of the encounter at the Bernabeau.

Jesus celebrates City’s second goal against Real Madrid
  • Raheem Sterling’s 100th goal in all competitions for Manchester City makes him the first Englishman to reach three figures for the club since Dennis Tueart in 1981.
  • Sterling becomes just the sixth different Englishman to score 20 Champions League goals.
  • This is the third successive season Man City have reached the last eight of the Champions League.

The noisy neighbours have now knocked out the record 13-time winners with a 2-1 win to aggregate the score 4-2.

The defeat means that this is the first time Zinedine Zidane will be eliminated from a Champions League knockout tie, having been victorious in the previous 12. The French tactician has not had favourable results against English oppositions. He won just two of his six Champions League games against English teams (33%).

Manchester City Vs Real Madrid highlight

City opened the scoring through Raheem Sterling’s close-range finish after Raphael Varane’s mistake. The host took advantage of shady defending from Real Madrid after Verane dithered on the ball deep inside his own box. Gabriel Jesus took advantage of that and swiftly finds Raheem Sterling, who sidefoots home for his 100th goal for the club.

Real Madrid restored parity through Karim Benzema’s header from a superb Rodrygo’s delivery.

Gabriel Jesus in the second half, restored City’s lead t make it 4-2 on aggregate after another shocking error by Varane.

With Madrid out of the way, the Premier League runners-up will be seeking to win their Champions League trophy. Their best finish was the semi-final in 2015-16 when they were knocked out by Real Madrid.

Ronaldo couldn’t stop Lyon

In the other last 16 game, Lyon ousted Serie A winners, Juventus to qualify on 2-2 draw courtesy of an away goal.

The Ligue 1 side had won the first leg 1-0 in back in March. Star player, Cristiano Ronaldo inspired the team, scoring a brace to cancel out Lyon’s opener, but that was not enough to take them beyond the last 16.

Lyon got into the lead after being handed a soft early penalty. Memphis Depay converted the spot-kick in style.

Ronaldo scored his last 11 penalties in the Chmapions League

Juve then restored parity as well from the spot, which Ronaldo made no mistake from. The five-times world footballer of the year later scored the second, which is his 130th Champions League goal but Lyon held on.

Juventus last won the Champions League in 1996.