15 Aug Manchester Metropolis vs. Lyon – Football Match Report – August 15, 2020
The unlikely victory units up a last-four conflict on Wednesday with Bayern Munich, who destroyed Barcelona 8-2 of their quarterfinal on Friday.
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Lyon took an inconceivable lead after catching Ederson properly off his line within the 24th minute. Karl Toko Ekambi was performed in on a protracted by ball which drew the Brazilian out to intervene. A final-ditch deal with from a Metropolis defender rolled the ball into the trail of Maxwel Cornet, who deftly curled his lengthy shot across the keeper and simply contained in the close to put up. A VAR evaluation confirmed there was no offside on the play and Lyon celebrated their early benefit.
Metropolis wanted 69 minutes till they obtained their breakthrough, nevertheless it lastly got here by the ever-present Kevin De Bruyne who dashed into the field and slotted residence Raheem Sterling’s layoff after high quality work from the England worldwide.
Nevertheless, Lyon went again in entrance within the 79th by Moussa Dembele following a careless Aymeric Laporte giveaway at midfield. After operating onto a by ball that an offside Ekambi let run by, Dembele shot between Ederson’s unfold legs and into an empty internet from the sting of the world.
Sterling inexplicably missed an opportunity to equalise from contained in the six-yard field after an inviting cross discovered him completely free and with your complete objective to shoot at within the 86th minute. And Demebele sealed the sport 59 seconds later — the second-half substitute making the most of a spilled catch by Ederson and cushioning his volley into an empty internet.