Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side failed to live up to their billing as favourites to win this seasons Champions League by opening their European campaign with a shock 2-1 defeat to French side Lyon last night at the Etihad.
Premier League Champions City started sloppily and found themselves 2-0 down at half-time after goals from Maxwel Cornet and Nabil Fekir. Although Bernardo Silva pulled one back for the Citizens in the second period Lyon held on for a famous win.
In fact, City even broke a pretty unwanted record for English sides competing in Europe’s most elite competition by becoming the first Premier League side in history to lose four consecutive Champions League games.
Guardiola’s side lost the second leg of last seasons last 16 tie 2-1 to Swiss side Basel, before losing 3-0 and 2-1 to Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool in the semi-final.
4 – Manchester City are the first English team to lose four consecutive Champions League matches in the competition's history. Surprising. pic.twitter.com/of1x71hxC3
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 19, 2018
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