Man. City-Lyon | Manchester City vs Lyon Champions League quarter-final preview: where to watch, team news | UEFA Champions League

Manchester City and Lyon meet at 21:00 CET on Saturday 15 August in the last of the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals in Lisbon.

Meet the quarter-finalists


Where to watch the game on TV

Fans can find their local UEFA Champions League broadcast partner(s) here.

How did the teams get this far?


Highlights: Man. City 2-1 Real Madrid

Highlights: Man. City 2-1 Real Madrid

Man. City comfortably qualified as unbeaten winners of Group C and then served notice of their intent with an eye-catching 4-2 aggregate defeat of Real Madrid in the round of 16.

Lyon were grateful to an unbeaten home record as they edged the runners-up spot in Group G with just eight points. However, the round of 16 was a different story as they survived a Cristiano Ronaldo-inspired comeback to oust Juventus on away goals.

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Possible line-ups

Man. City: Ederson; Walker, Fernandinho, Laporte, Cancelo; De Bruyne, Rodri, D. Silva; Foden, Jesus, Sterling
Doubtful: Agüero (knee)
Players added to squad: Gavin Bazunu
Players removed from squad: Leroy Sané


Highlights: Juventus 2-1 Lyon

Highlights: Juventus 2-1 Lyon

Lyon: Lopes; Denayer, Marcelo, Marçal; Dubois, Caqueret, Guimarães, Aouar, Cornet; Depay, Dembélé
Out: none
Doubtful: Denayer (groin), Cornet (thigh)
Players added to squad
: Sinaly Diomande, Reo Griffiths, Eli Wissa
Players removed from squad: Martin Terrier, Lucas Tousart, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa

Reporters’ views

Simon Hart, Man. City reporter: For City, the beating of Madrid felt like a big moment – their first triumph in the knockout rounds over one of the continent’s elite clubs. Immediately afterwards, though, Josep Guardiola was quick to underline his respect for a Lyon side who took four points off City in last season’s group stage and who get the ball forward as quickly as any team in the competition.

Notwithstanding that note of caution, the way City defeated Madrid – a high-tempo, high-pressing template that included some terrific individual displays – augurs well for this next test, even if Sergio Agüero is unlikely to be available as he continues his recovery from a knee problem.

David Crossan, Lyon reporter: Don’t expect Lyon to alter radically the plan that proved successful against Juventus. Maxwel Cornet was the scourge of City two years ago in the group stage and he has adapted well to his new wing-back position. Centre-half Marcelo will need to put in another huge performance if OL are to spring another shock, while Moussa Dembélé could come in for Toko Ekambi to partner former Manchester United man Memphis Depay in attack. The Dutchman has been terrific in this season’s competition.

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Raheem Sterling celebrates his goal against Madrid

Raheem Sterling celebrates his goal against MadridManchester City FC via Getty Ima

Man. City
Form: WWWLW (all competitions, most recent first)
Where they finished: 2nd in Premier League, League Cup winners

Lyon
Form: LDLLW
Where they finished: 7th in Ligue 1, League Cup runners-up

What the coaches say

To follow

Rule changes

From the quarter-finals, all matches will be played as one-off ties at two stadiums in Lisbon, Portugal; this game is being held at the Estádio José Alvalade.

Teams will be able to make five substitutions but will only be allowed to make these changes at three points in the game. These three occasions do not include changes at half-time, between the end of normal playing time and extra time, and at half-time during extra time. One additional substitution will be allowed during extra time.

There will also be more players to choose from: a total of 23 players will be allowed on the match sheet instead of 18, something usually only permitted for the final.

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