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Man City 1-3 Lyon - Saturday 15th August, 2020 (Quarter-Final)

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Kick-off 20.00 (BST)

Venue - Estadio Jose Alvalade, Lisbon

Winner plays Barcelona/Bayern Munich

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In my opinion, it would be a huge mistake to repeat that midfield of Guimarães-Caqueret-Aouar against City.

City will destroy Lyon if Garcia insists in this formation.

Bruno Guimarães is not a defensive midfielder and he was quite bad against PSG and Juventus in that role.  If he wants to start Aouar and Caqueret, then the third man in the midfield should be Thiago Mendes or Jeff Reine-Adélaïde. 

 

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Hope we don't over look these and rest players for Bayern, lets win this first

Ederson

Walker - Fernandinho - Laporte - Cancelo

De Bruyne - Rodrigo - Silva

Bernardo - Jesus - Sterling

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15 minutes ago, ...Dan said:

 

 

That midfield is really, really good on the ball. But I'm not sure they can provide the defensive strenght to face City when they don't have possession.

I hope they do and we have an exciting match.

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Does Lyon have a chance?  Bwin does not think so.  I get the feeling man City is beatable, Memphis looks like he bulked up in the last few years.  Really dont know a lot about Lyon

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2 minutes ago, binder said:

Does Lyon have a chance?  Bwin does not think so.  I get the feeling man City is beatable, Memphis looks like he bulked up in the last few years.  Really dont know a lot about Lyon

Have a look at the results between the two of them in the CL group stage last season. They definitely have a chance.

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12 minutes ago, El Profesor said:

 

That midfield is really, really good on the ball. But I'm not sure they can provide the defensive strenght to face City when they don't have possession.

I hope they do and we have an exciting match.

Yeah they don't have a typical defensive midfielder, but Caqueret's work rate and defensive abilities are very good and of course the 3 at the back makes them more solid defensively.

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Lyon need a bit of composure they are getting dragged all over the pitch and forcing unwanted passes when they need to hold the ball.

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Cornet's been really good in that 3-5-2 system. Perhaps his future is at full-back? 

Also, really good match from Ekambi so far. 

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That’s a brilliant finish there from Cornet. Definitely onside in the build up too. 

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Cornet's done it again xD He loves a goal against Man City.

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Maybe I should have net the house on Lyon, I would have 11,3 houses in an hour. 

 

Lyon look good for the lead, so far.

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Kyle Walker is a ticking timebomb waiting to commit an error tonight.

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The Bwin betting odds- not to be confused with netting odds- have dropped almost 4 fold since kick off.

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Lyon have a deserved lead and Man City are not really making a statement so far. :ph34r:

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Lyon have been organisationally superb. Tactically keeping Man City quiet and making it so difficult for them to get their fluidity going in the final third. And McManaman still wonders why they've not scored a bucket-load tonight just because it happens in the Premier League xD 

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1 minute ago, God is Haaland said:

Wow Lyon's goalkeeper is SO BAD. He can't catch a single ball.

At least he's blocking the shots. xD

Lopes is actually a very good shot stopper, just not the type who likes to catch the ball.

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That was a lovely ball by De Bruyne into Sterling. Those two are the real dangermen in this City team in my opinion.

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3 minutes ago, God is Haaland said:

Wow Lyon's goalkeeper is SO BAD. He can't catch a single ball.

He does not inspire confidence.  The defence looks solid though.

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