Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Manchester City Women fall short against Lyon in Champions League – The Guardian


Manchester City Women beat Lyon 1-0 in the second leg of their Women’s Champions League semi-final at Park OL but they missed out on June’s final in Cardiff after a 3-2 aggregate defeat.

Carli Lloyd broke the deadlock for City in the 57th minute when Lyon goalkeeper Sarah Bouhaddi played the ball straight to the American, who fired back past her into the net.

It was too little for City to progress after their hopes of reaching a first final were slim at best having fallen to a 3-1 defeat in the first leg.

Saki Kumagai, Dzsenifer Marozsan and Eugenie Le Sommer were all on target for Lyon on that occasion, with Kosovare Asllani scoring the English side’s only goal.

Lyon will play Paris Saint-Germain Women in an all-French final after they defeated Barcelona Women 2-0 (5-1 on aggregate).



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