Lyon stunned Man City to seal their place in the UEFA Champions League semi-final.
Kevin De Bruyne cancelled out Maxwel Cornet’s opener with a brilliant team goal in the 69th minute, but Moussa Dembele came off the bench to score in the 79th and 87th minutes to give Lyon a stunning 3-1 win in Lisbon.
Rudi Garcia’s side will face Bayern Munich in the semi-final on Wednesday.
Here’s some of the best Twitter reaction from yet another dramatic quarter-final tie:
FARMERS LEAGUE 🤡
— Kylian Mbappé (@KMbappe) August 15, 2020
Pep Guardiola has spent £750m at Manchester City since joining the club in 2016 and has still yet to go further in the Champions League than David Moyes for Manchester United in 13/14. If I speak..
— Ryan. 🔴 (@Vintage_Utd) August 15, 2020
Pep Guardiola’s Man City in the Champions League after spending over £700m:
Knocked out in the round of 16 by Monaco.
Knocked out in the quarter-finals by Liverpool.
Knocked out in the quarter-finals by Spurs.
Knocked out in the quarter-finals by Lyon.
— BlameFootball (@blamefootball) August 15, 2020
Definitely saw Pep staying for five more years after City beat UEFA last month, but after tonight? One season at best.
— Rafael Hernández (@RafaelH117) August 15, 2020
The best three Premier League managers of all time. None of this Pep Guardiola nonsense. pic.twitter.com/M0k9OTsLO6
— Patrick Timmons (@PatrickTimmons1) August 15, 2020
That ladies and gentlemen is why Kane didn’t square it to Sterling
— #NoAmbition #ENICOUT (@MauricioMagic) August 15, 2020
Pep is so weird. Why in every UCL knockout game does he feel the need to randomly change his lineup and tactics like a 12 year old experimenting with Football Manager for the first time? There’s something not right in his big bald head
— Pøgba Senior (@TheSaItIsHere) August 15, 2020
Including the European Cup, on only one previous occasion, there were 0 teams from Spain, Italy and England.
1990/1991 European Cup:
Red Star Belgrade
Spartak Moscow https://t.co/ns3RwTIjG1
— Arjun Pradeep (@IndianRegista) August 15, 2020
While a good chunk of the reactions pointed out the sheer brilliance with which the Ligue 1 outfit operated, there were quite a few comments on the stage of the final four sides too.
With the French sides generally ignored as the “farmer’s” League as opposed to the oft hyped Premier League, City’s ousting marks an interesting precedent in the competition. This time around, there are no teams from Spain, Italy, and England to make it to the final four.
Similar questions were also raised of Pep Guardiola whose tactics were largely expected to trounce those of the opposing side. What does this bode for his immediate future at the Etihad?
Lyon have now squashed two giants in the form of Juventus and Man City on their way to the semi-finals and they may just engineer another upset soon.