Today’s quarterfinal match between Manchester City and Olympique Lyonnais will be the third meeting between the two sides. They clashed twice in the group stage: Lyon one the first game 2-1. The second game was a 2-2 draw.
City is favored to win their third and most important encounter, but we all know no win can be taken for granted. City’s Sergio Aguero is out for the match with a knee injury, so Gabriel Jesus will likely start in attack. Guardiola will also have Benjamin Mendy back from suspension to shore up his defense.
On the other side, Moussa Dembele is expected to return to Lyon’s lineup up front. Lyon has everything to play for: since Ligue 1 canceled their season in March, they ended in 7th place and will miss the Champions League — in fact, all European competition — next season unless they win it all.
Lyon knocked out Juventus along with Cristiano Ronaldo. Can they pull off the next upset against Guardiola?
Location: Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon, Portugal
Time: 8:00 pm local time, 3:00 pm EST
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