This is the first time since 1985 that there will be no Spanish or English side in the Champions League semifinals. The two football icons, Lionel Messi and Ronaldo are also missing out for the first time in a decade.
French ace attacker and 24 year old super sub, Moussa Dembele Saturday in Lisbon Portugal thwarted the dreams of Manchester City of Britain for the Champions League Semifinal when his brace popped Olympique Lyonnais 3-1 to complete the shockers of the quarterfinal stages after football resumed from the Covid-19 lock down.
Against every prediction, Lyon are moving on to the Champions League semifinal after upsetting Manchester City, 3-1, on Saturday.
This is the first time since 1985 that there will be no Spanish or English side in the Champions League semifinals.
The two football icons, Leonel Messi and Ronaldo are also missing out for the first time in a decade.
Guardiola's decision to deploy an unfamiliar five-man defense to match Lyon's system backfired with the back line easily beaten for Maxwel Cornet to score in the 24th minute.
Kevin De Bruyne equalized in the 69th but Dembélé restored the lead 10 minutes later. And there was a glaring miss by City forward Raheem Sterling, blazing the ball over an empty net, before Dembele scored again.
Lyon connected on goal three times, with the first coming during the 24th minute as Maxwel Cornet opened the scoring. City would play their way back in the second half with a 69th-minute equalizer from Kevin De Bruyne. A missed attempt on a wide open net from Raheem Sterling would prove a nightmare for City, however, as freshly subbed on Moussa Dembele would go on to collect a brace scoring two goals down the stretch for Lyon.
FINAL: Manchester City 1 - 3 Lyon
⚽ Lyon: Cornet (24') ⚽ City: De Bruyne (69') ⚽Lyon: Dembelé (79') ⚽Lyon: Dembelé (87')
There is now a fine setting for PSG to line up against Leipzig on Tuesday at 2000 hours for the 1st Semifinal while also at 2000 hours West African time on Wednesday Lyons will battle goal machine side, Bayern Munich of Germany.
The final is slated Saturday 23rd August.