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Man City Reach Last 16 In 2-2 Draw With Lyon

Man City Reach Last 16 In 2-2 Draw With Lyon

by | 28th November 2018

Manchester City reached the Champions League last 16 as Sergio Aguero rescued a draw in Lyon which means topping Group F remains in their own hands.

 

Lyon wasted several chances before Maxwel Cornet rifled in an angled drive to give them an early second-half lead.

 

Aymeric Laporte quickly levelled with a header but Cornet fired in again to put Lyon on top.

 

However, Aguero reacted quickest to flick in a header two minutes later to earn City what could be a vital point.

 

City remain top of Group F on 10 points, three clear of Lyon, meaning a draw in their final game against Hoffenheim will be enough to progress as group winners.

 

Finishing top would ensure City will not be drawn against another group winner – with the likes of Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Juventus currently topping their groups – in the last 16.

 

Lyon looked set to join City in qualifying for the knockout stage with the draw, until Shakhtar Donetsk scored a late winner for a 3-2 victory at Hoffenheim.

 

The French side still need a point in their final game against Shakhtar in Ukraine to progress.

 

 

 

 

– BBC