Manchester City were dumped out of the Champions League after manager Pep Guardiola paid the price for tinkering too much with his team selection against Lyon in the quarter-final in Lisbon.
Although City started as firm favourites in the contest, they somehow came out second best against a fiercely determined Lyon in a game that swung on controversy and uncharacteristic errors.
Lyon went ahead in the 24th minute with Maxwel Cornet’s smart finish. There was brief respite for City after Raheem Sterling’s pass was slotted into the net by Kevin de Bruyne after 69 minutes.
Former Celtic striker Moussa Dembele, on as a substitute, restored Lyon’s lead in contentious circumstances 11 minutes from time, the video assistant referee ignoring what appeared to be an obvious foul by the goalscorer before he ran on to beat Ederson.
City pressed for the equaliser but Sterling was guilty of an atrocious miss, somehow sending his finish over the top of an open goal from a brilliant Gabriel Jesus’ pass.
It proved to be hugely expensive as seconds later Lyon set up a semi-final meeting with Bayern Munich when Dembele scored his second after Ederson fumbled a shot from Houssem Aouar’s routine shot.