Premier League Champions Manchester City got their European season off to a poor start tonight by slipping to a 2-1 home defeat to French side Lyon.
Pep Guardiola’s side went into the game as the bookies favourites to win the Champions League this season, but they found themselves 2-0 down at half-time after goals from Maxwel Cornet and Nabil Fekir.
Although Bernardo Silva pulled one back for City in the second period Lyon held on for a famous win and the Portuguese midfielder admitted afterward that his side had simply not been good enough on the night.
“We have to focus on a poor first half when we weren’t at our best. We didn’t play with our usual intensity. We were not good enough tonight. It is what it is. We have to go after the next game.” Silva told BT Sport.
“We are not favourites. We have a good team and will try to do better than last season.”