Moussa Dembele scores brace as Lyon dump Manchester City out of Champions League

Moussa Dembele scores brace as Lyon dump Manchester City out of Champions League

Moussa Dembele struck either side of Raheem Sterling’s late glaring miss as Lyon stunned Manchester City to reach the Champions Legaue semi-finals with a 3-1 win in Lisbon

City had hauled themselves back into the game after Maxwel Cornet’s opener with Kevin De Bruyne’s 69th-minute equaliser but former Celtic striker Dembele then came off the bench to turn the tie dramatically.

Dembele first broke from halfway to slot home and then, moments after Sterling’s miss, he made victory certain after a spill by Ederson.

Sterling, who had been one of City’s better players, will certainly not want to relive the moment he could have levelled the game after 86 minutes.

The England forward had the goal at his mercy but remarkably blazed over in the heat of the moment.

City were then fully punished by Dembele and the wait for them, and their manager Pep Guardiola, goes on.

City had hoped the tournament’s new streamlined format would work in their favour but they reckoned without the determination of Lyon, who finished seventh in the curtailed Ligue 1 season.