Manchester City v Lyon : UEFA Champions League Match, Team News, Goal Scorers and Stats

Date: 15-08-2020 8:10 am (5 months ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
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Date :Saturday 15th, August  2020
Time: 8:00pm
Stadium Estadio Jose Alvalade
Referee
Goal Scorer:

Team News

Manchester City
Manchester city face being without Sergio Aguero until the final four if they reach that stage, but Gabriel Jesus deserves to lead the line after impressing in both legs against Madrid.
Indeed, Jesus has been directly involved in more Champions League goals for City this season than any other player (nine – six goals and three assists).
Benjamin Mendy is back from suspension, though Guardiola may well opt to stick with Joao Cancelo in that position for this one, while Oleksandr Zinchenko is another option.
In midfield, David Silva and Bernardo Silva are pushing for recalls to the starting XI, but Ilkay Gundogan, Rodrigo and Kevin De Bruyne are expected to retain their places.
Manchester City possible starting lineup:
Ederson; Walker, Fernandinho, Laporte, Cancelo; De Bruyne, Rodrigo, Gundogan; Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling
Manchester City Champions League form: WDDWWW
Manchester City form (all competitions): WWLWWW

Lyon
In terms of Lyon, Moussa Dembele was left out for the second leg against Juve but will surely be brought back into the side on Saturday.

Memphis Depay scored in that most recent match and has now netted in six successive Champions League games, so he is nailed on to start in attack and is one to watch.

Former City defender Jason Denayer, who spent four years at the Etihad Stadium without getting a look-in, will start in what is likely to be a back three for the French side.
Lyon possible starting lineup:
Lopes; Denayer, Marcelo, Marcal; Dubois, Caqueret, Guimaraes, Aouar, Cornet; Dembele, Depay
Lyon Champions League form: WLWDWL
Lyon form (all competitions): WWLLLL

Prediction: Manchester City 2-0 Lyon


Posted: at 15-08-2020 08:10 AM (5 months ago) | Hero