Man City are the first English team to lose four consecutive Champions League matches in the history of the competition… 1-2 vs FC Basel 0-3 vs Liverpool 1-2 vs Liverpool 1-2 vs Lyon.
Manchester City’s Champions League campaign got off to a shocking start on Wednesday, as Maxwel Cornet and Nabil Fekir secured Lyon a 2-1 win at the Etihad Stadium over the competition favourites.
Lyon having great success away vs Man City! With 2 stable lines of 4 in defence & midfield, they often “split” the forwards, where Fekir will drop down to commit to the ball when there is a good chance of winning it, as in this example. Meanwhile, Depay will stay high.
Pep Guardiola was forced to watch the Group F opener from his lofty perch in the stands due to a touchline ban, and while City were largely dominant, Lyon’s dynamism in attack caused problems and they ultimately managed to hang on.
City controlled possession, but two errors from Fernandinho allowed Lyon to punish them, with Fekir and Cornet giving Bruno Genesio’s men a shock – albeit deserved – 2-0 lead at half-time.