Dembele double sees Lyon upset Manchester City

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Manchester City again came unstuck against Lyon in the UEFA Champions League as a controversial 3-1 defeat saw Pep Guardiola miss out on a semi-final against his former club Bayern Munich.
Lyon won away to City in the 2018-19 group stage - also drawing at home - and they again had the tournament favourites' number in Lisbon on Saturday.

Maxwel Cornet scored in both prior meetings between the sides and was on target once more midway through the first half as City struggled to get to grips with the five-man defence named by Guardiola.

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That formation was ditched before the hour mark and Kevin De Bruyne equalised, but substitute Moussa Dembele restored Lyon's lead following a contentious counter-attack with 11 minutes remaining and then added another after an Ederson error.

Raheem Sterling remarkably missed an open goal between Dembele's decisive strikes as City suffered further European misery in stunning fashion.

The flaws of City's change in system were laid bare with 24 minutes played.

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Kyle Walker - operating at wing-back - kept Karl Toko Ekambi onside from a long pass forward, with Eric Garcia's last-gasp challenge merely knocking the ball into the path of Cornet for a fine first-time finish that stood following a VAR review.

Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes endured a couple of nervous moments but blocked bravely from Ilkay Gundogan, before De Bruyne sought to…
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