Manchester City vs Lyon
Time- India: 12.30 AM (Sunday), UK: 8.00 PM (Saturday)
Venue- Estádio José Alvalade (Portugal)
Referee- Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)
Manchester City will lock horns with Lyon in the last of this season’s one-legged UEFA Champions League quarter-finals at the Estádio José Alvalade in Lisbon on Saturday.
Pep Guardiola’s men will be oozing with confidence after knocking out 13-time European champions, Real Madrid in the Round of 16 with a comprehensive 4-2 aggregate win over the course of two legs.
Meanwhile, Lyon have already claimed a big scalp in the form of Juventus after surviving a Cristiano Ronaldo-inspired comeback to knock the Old Lady out in the previous round on away goal rules.
Manchester City vs Lyon: Road to the Quarter-Finals
18 September, 2019: Shakhtar Donetsk 0-3 Manchester City (Group C fixture)
1 October, 2019: Manchester City 2-0 Dinamo Zagreb (Group C fixture)
22 October, 2019: Manchester City 5-1 Atalanta (Group C fixture)
6 November, 2019: Atalanta 1-1 Manchester City (Group C fixture)
27 November, 2019: Manchester City 1-1 Shakhtar Donetsk (Group C fixture)
11 December, 2019: Dinamo Zagreb 1-4 Manchester City (Group C fixture)
26 February, 2020: Real Madrid 1-2 Manchester City (Round of 16, 1st leg)
7 August, 2010: Manchester City 2-1 Real Madrid (Round of 16, 2nd leg)
17 September, 2019: Lyon 1-1 Zenit St. Petersburg (Group G fixture)
2 October, 2019: RB Leipzig 0-2 Lyon (Group G fixture)
23 October, 2019: Benfica 2-1 Lyon (Group G fixture)
5 November, 2019: Lyon 3-1 Benfica (Group G fixture)
27 November, 2019: Zenit St. Petersburg 2-0 Lyon (Group G fixture)
10 December, 2019: Lyon 2-2 RB Leipzig (Group G fixture)
26 February, 2020: Lyon 1-0 Juventus (Round of 16, 1st leg)
7 August, 2010: Juventus 2-1 Lyon (Round of 16, 2nd leg)
Manchester City vs Lyon: Head-to-head record
Total played: 2
Manchester City won: 0
Lyon won: 1
Manchester City have failed to get the better of Lyon in two attempts in the Champions League group-stage fixtures last season. The Citizens lost 1-2 at the Etihad and had to be content with a 2-2 draw in the reverse fixtures in France.
Manchester City vs Lyon: Recent form (In all competitions)
Manchester City: W-W-W-L-W (most recent first)
Lyon: L-D-L-L-W (most recent first)
Manchester City vs Lyon: Team news
Manchester City will miss the service of their star striker Sergio Aguero on Saturday, with the Argentine yet to recover after suffering a meniscus injury back in June.
Left-back Benjamin Mendy will return after serving a suspension and is expected to start ahead of Joao Cancelo, who did a decent job against Real Madrid in the last round.
Ilkay Gundogan and Rodri are favourite to start in midfield, while Bernardo Silva is expected to be given the nod ahead of youngster Phil Foden in the attacking third.
Absentees: Sergio Aguero (Knee)
Apart from Youssouf Kone, who is yet to get the medical green light after suffering an ankle injury, Lyon have got a clean slate in terms of injury concerns ahead of Saturday’s big clash.
Doubtful: Youssouf Kone
Manchester City vs Lyon: Expected line-ups
Manchester City predicted XI: Ederson, Benjamin Mendy, Aymeric Laporte, Fernandinho, Kyle Walker, Rodri, Iikay Gundogan, Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling.
Lyon predicted XI: Anthony Lopes, Marcel, Marcelo, Jason Denayer, Leo Dubois, Maxence Caqueret, Bruno Guimaraes, Houssem Aouar, Maxwel Cornet, Memphis Depay, Moussa Dembele.
Manchester City vs Lyon: Where to watch
India: Sony Ten 2/ Sony Ten 2 HD
UK: BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate
Manchester City vs Lyon: Live Stream details
India: Sony Network’s SonyLiv app
UK: BT Sport app
Manchester City vs Lyon: Prediction
Manchester City are yet to taste defeat in this season’s Champions League and would certainly fancy their chances against Lyon in Saturday’s single-legged quarter-final clash in Lisbon. Having produced some breathtaking football on the European stage this term, Manchester City will be looking to go all the way.
Lyon, on the other hand, will have their task cut out to neutralize Manchester City’s attacking force. However, don’t expect the Ligue 1 outfit to alter their plans radically after eliminating Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus in the Round of 16.
All eyes will be on Kevin De Bruyne, who had an outstanding outing against Real Madrid, and Pep Guardiola will be hoping for another masterclass from their creator in chief to set a semi-final date against either Barcelona or Bayern Munich.
Manchester City vs Lyon final verdict: 3-1