MX23RW : Monday, March 25 10:46:31
Sep 19, 2018 at 8pm UK at ​Etihad Stadium
Attendance: 40,111
Man CityManchester City
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Lyon
Silva (67')
FT(HT: 0-2)
Cornet (26'), Fekir (43')

How Lyon could line up against Manchester City

Ahead of Wednesday's Champions League clash between Manchester City and Lyon, Sports Mole looks at how the visitors could line up at the Etihad Stadium.

Ligue 1 giants Lyon will travel to Manchester City in the Champions League on Wednesday night looking to pull off an early surprise in Group F.

City are the overwhelming favourites to top a section which also includes Hoffenheim and Shakhtar Donetsk, but tricky French outfit Lyon will fancy their chances of causing some problems this week.

Bruno Genesio's side is full of talent, but they will not enter this match in the best form, having won just one of their last four in the league, suffering two defeats in the process.

A slow start has left them down in seventh position in Ligue 1, but they won away at Everton in the Europa League last season, and will be eyeing another three points in England on Wednesday night.

Here, Sports Mole looks at how Lyon could line up at the Etihad Stadium.



Possible Lyon XI vs. MNC
Out: Amine Gouiri (knee), Fernando Marcal (calf)
Doubtful: None

Lyon boss Genesio will take a strong squad to the Etihad Stadium, with Amine Gouiri and Fernando Marcal currently the only two first-team players on the sidelines for the French outfit.

Jason Denayer left City during the summer to link up with Lyon, and the central defender is expected to face his former club at the Etihad Stadium.

Former Manchester United pair Rafael and Memphis Depay should also both start for Lyon, and they will be fired up to get one over on the other team from Manchester on Wednesday night.

Nabil Fekir was strongly linked with a move to Liverpool during the summer, but the Frenchman remained with Lyon, and he will also start alongside former Chelsea forward Bertrand Traore in the final third.

Moussa Dembele made his Lyon debut against Caen at the weekend following a summer move from Celtic, and the 22-year-old should lead the away side's line.

There will also be plenty of eyes on Lyon's 21-year-old midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, who is widely regarded as one of the best young talents in European football, and is said to be on the radar of a number of clubs.

> Click here to see how Man City could line up for this fixture

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool31237170185276
2Manchester CityMan City30242479215874
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs30201957322561
4Arsenal30186663392460
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd30177658401858
6Chelsea30176750331757
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves30128103836244
8Watford30127114244-243
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham31126134146-542
10Leicester CityLeicester31125144043-341
11Everton31117134342140
12Bournemouth31115154356-1338
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle3198143140-935
14Crystal Palace3096153641-533
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2996143242-1033
16Southampton3079143450-1630
17Burnley3186173559-2430
18Cardiff CityCardiff3084182757-3028
19Fulham3145222970-4117
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield3135231857-3914

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