Lyon won the match 2-1 to seal all three points. Maxwel Cornet scored the opener after cutting out Nabil Fekir’s cross, and the latter added the second with a superb strike from 25 yards after Fernandinho lost possession inside his own half.
Rafael and Memphis, who both played the match, were quick to take a dig at City. The two players’ earlier association with United gave them a reason to be extra happy, as United and City share one of the fiercest rivalries in football.
Rafael, who has won each and every time at the Etihad stadium, stated after the match that he never loses a game at City’s home arena.
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The Brazilian played 169 matches for United during his seven-year stay in Manchester, before he was eventually shipped out of the club by former manager Louis van Gaal in 2015.
In his post-match interview, the right-back stated: “It’s a very good feeling – I never lose here! I’m very happy. Everybody knows I’m a United supporter so it’s very good to come here and win!”
.@orafa2: – I never lose here.
— Viasport Fotball (@ViasportFotball) September 19, 2018
Memphis, who spent one and a half years at the club, took to Instagram and stated that Manchester is still red. He also stated that it was a mission accomplished after Lyon’s victory.
Memphis: “Manchester is still red #lol”
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) September 19, 2018
Meanwhile, Man City, who sit at the bottom of Group F, became the first English team to lose four consecutive Champions League matches in the competition’s history.