David Silva has played his final game for Manchester City after a decorated decade at the Etihad Stadium. 

He came on as a late substitute as City suffered a surprise 3-1 Champions League quarter-final defeat to Lyon in Lisbon on Saturday, ending a remarkable stay with the club.

Signed from Valencia in June 2010, the Spain playmaker was integral in transforming Roberto Mancini's City from pretenders to contenders and then champions. 

The 2011-12 Premier League title was the first of four Silva won in England's top flight, along with five EFL Cups and two FA Cups – scoring in the 2018 and 2019 finals of those respective competitions. 

But a handsome collection of medals and dizzying stats for assists only tell part of the story, with countless majestic performances leading Silva to be proclaimed as City's finest ever player by some observers. 

Despite forging a reputation on the back of consistent excellence, there are still a handful of magical Silva moments that stand out above all others. 


Arriving late on in pre-season after being part of Spain's triumphant 2010 World Cup squad, Silva took a little while to get up to speed with the demands of a Premier League that seemed diametrically opposed to his lightness of touch. He only made the bench for City's October trip to Blackpool and was introduced midway through a topsy-turvy second half. 

Receiving a short free-kick from James Milner on the right corner of the penalty area, Silva checked inside Stephen Crainey and left a lunging David Vaughan on his backside before opening his body to curl in to the far corner. That first goal for City helped to seal a 3-2 win and he never looked back. 


There has been no greater beneficiary of Silva's decade in Manchester than Sergio Aguero, who joined a year later. The Argentina striker's status as City's all-time record goalscorer owes much to Silva's relentless creativity in the pockets of space just behind him. 

An irresistible early demonstration of this link-up came when Silva produced a dazzling piece of skill to lay on Aguero's maiden City hat-trick against Wigan Athletic in September 2012. A pause, a drag-back and a nimble skip saw him negotiate three challenges and leave a trail of bodies in his wake. A perfectly weighted throughball left Aguero with the formality of completing his treble. 


That 3-0 win over Wigan was one of seven wins from eight as City started the 2011-12 season undefeated. Their title bid truly caught fire that October, with a 6-1 thumping of rivals and reigning champions Manchester United at Old Trafford – and Silva was integral. 

Having had a hand in each of Mario Balotelli's two goals, Silva scampered beyond a beleaguered United defence to nutmeg David de Gea and make it 5-1. However, he saved the best until last – flicking up a header from Chris Smalling inside his own half and volleying a pass into the space vacated by the centre-back. He skimmed it perfectly into the path of Edin Dzeko, who completed the rout. 


Silva's enduring influence over City's modern-day successes was generally a case of ensuring the whole production ran smoothly, while the likes of Aguero, Vincent Kompany and Yaya Toure produced the showreel moments. But when Kompany was sent off after 10 minutes of an away game at Hull City in March 2014, a match that came on the back of cup defeats to Wigan and Barcelona and with the title on the line, City's master creator stepped up with a colossal performance. 

Knitting together a move in typical style in midfield, Silva darted on to a Toure pass to curl in a fabulous 25-yard strike. Dzeko sealed a 2-0 win late on. Of course, Silva got the assist. 


In the hours before City's game at Swansea City on December 13, 2017, Silva received a call from his girlfriend Yessica Suarez, who was losing blood 24 weeks into her pregnancy. Arrangements were made for Silva to leave on a private plane after a game where, remarkably in the circumstances, he scored twice in a man-of-the-match performance in 4-0 win. 

That set the pattern for a turbulent few weeks. Silva was absent for the following 4-1 win over Tottenham, where Pep Guardiola told his team to win the game for their team-mate and his son Mateo, who was born extremely preterm. 

He was back to inspire another thrashing of Bournemouth the following weekend, however. Despite flying repeatedly from Manchester to Valencia and back and barely training at all, he continued to play magnificently. When Silva scored in the 3-0 EFL Cup final win over Arsenal in February, he dedicated the strike to his child, who remained hospitalised for the first five months of his life. 


Silva finished City's 100-point season in 2017-18 with nine goals and 11 assists in 29 Premier League appearances. For the first home game of their successful title defence, he walked out before the match against Huddersfield Town with an eight-month old Mateo in his arms. 

When Silva marked his 250th appearance in England's top flight with a stunning free-kick in a 6-1 win, not every eye in the house was dry. 

Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne has been crowned the Premier League Player of the Season for 2019-20.

The Belgium international was awarded the prize following a vote by fans, club captains from England's top flight and a panel of experts.

De Bruyne beat competition from three Liverpool players – Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jordan Henderson and Sadio Mane – as well as Danny Ings, Nick Pope and Jamie Vardy.

The 29-year-old was City's standout player as they finished second to Liverpool in the title race, scoring 13 goals and registering 20 assists, which equalled Thierry Henry's record for a single season set back in 2002-03.

His victory denies Liverpool a clean sweep of the top Premier League prizes, with Alexander-Arnold having won the Young Player of the Season award and Jurgen Klopp having been named Manager of the Season.

The midfielder is the third Belgian to claim the honour after former team-mate Vincent Kompany in 2011-12 and ex-Chelsea star Eden Hazard in 2014-15.

With all eyes on Barcelona, Lionel Messi's future is again a talking point.

The Catalans capitulated in the Champions League on Friday, thrashed 8-2 by Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals in an embarrassing defeat.

Quique Setien appears set to be sacked as coach, while Messi's future has become unclear.



Manchester City think they are in pole position to sign Messi if he leaves Barcelona, according to the Mirror.

Messi, 33, is contracted to Barca until next year and is reportedly prepared to walk away from the club amid the chaos.

City have been linked with the record six-time Ballon d'Or winner previously, while Inter are another reportedly interested.


- Changes are expected at Barcelona. AS reports Messi will be free to decide his future in January, while it says Setien and technical secretary Eric Abidal are on their way out.

- The focus otherwise in Spain is on Setien's replacement at Barcelona. Mundo Deportivo reports Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman is a candidate to take over at Camp Nou with Mauricio Pochettino and Al Sadd boss Xavi losing steam. Marca says Pochettino and Koeman are favourites, while Sport reports the former Tottenham manager is the frontrunner. It says Koeman, Massimiliano Allegri, Thierry Henry and Garcia Pimienta are also candidates.

- Elsewhere, Chelsea's apparent search for a defender continues. The Sun reports they are closing in on a £40million move for Brighton and Hove Albion centre-back Lewis Dunk, who is also reportedly a target for Tottenham.

- Staying at Stamford Bridge and Chelsea are also linked with goalkeepers to replace Kepa Arrizabalaga. The Sun says Chelsea and Everton are targeting Watford's 37-year-old shot-stopper Ben Foster.

- After an impressive loan spell at Roma, Chris Smalling is attracting plenty of interest. Sky Sports reports Newcastle United are keen on the Manchester United defender.

Rudi Garcia said Lyon were growing in confidence heading into their Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich.

Lyon backed up their upset of Juventus by stunning Manchester City 3-1 in the quarter-finals on Saturday.

But the Ligue 1 side face another enormous test in the last four as they prepare to face Bayern on Wednesday.

Garcia said his team were becoming increasingly confident, but understands they will need another upset against the Bundesliga champions.

"I think that we are getting more and more confident. Our results prove it," the Lyon coach told a news conference.

"But we know that we are the underdog against Bayern. We will need to do something big again, like we did against Juventus, like we did against City.

"We are not the favourites to go to the final. But we are in the semi-finals, so we are allowed to think that we deserve it.

"If we reach the final, we will really deserve it. For sure."

Moussa Dembele admitted to being "sad" about starting on the bench before producing his heroics for Lyon against Manchester City.

Dembele was introduced in the second half and struck twice in a 3-1 win in the Champions League quarter-finals on Saturday.

Kevin De Bruyne had earlier cancelled out Maxwel Cornet's opener before Dembele helped deliver Lyon's surprise victory.

The 24-year-old said he was upset about not getting a start, but wanted to lift Lyon if he got his chance.

"Of course, a player is always sad when he doesn't start a game," Dembele said.

"But it's important to stay focused because a match is long. As long as the referee hasn't blown the whistle, it's not over.

"When I came into the pitch, I did everything I could to help the team win."

Lyon's shock win sent them into a semi-final against Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

Dembele believes Lyon, who finished seventh in Ligue 1, have been a different side since returning from the coronavirus-enforced break last month.

"After the break, we promised ourselves that we would give everything. Every time we are on the pitch, we try to give 100 per cent," he said.

"I think the spirit of the group has changed and that's good for the future. We're still in this competition so that means we're a great team."

Maxwel Cornet played down suggestions he had a "secret" to scoring against Manchester City after netting again in Lyon's win.

Cornet opened the scoring in Saturday's 3-1 victory in the Champions League quarter-final in Lisbon.

The Ivory Coast international has netted in three straight games against City, including a brace in 2018.

But the forward dismissed any talk there was a secret to his success against the Premier League giants.

"My secret to always score against City? I don't know, I don't have a secret," Cornet told a news conference.

"The most important is to do what the coach asks and be strong defensively. First, you have to do the job defensively, and then you can create some chances.

"It worked and I am very happy for the team. I am very happy with our team spirit. It's great. Let's hope we will continue."

While Kevin De Bruyne cancelled out Cornet's opener, Moussa Dembele came off the bench to score a match-winning brace.

After their upset win, Lyon will face Bayern Munich in the semi-finals on Wednesday.

Pep Guardiola urged Manchester City to "stand up" and target Champions League success again in 2020-21.

City fell in the quarter-finals for the third straight season, suffering a surprise 3-1 loss to Lyon in Lisbon on Saturday.

As the club's wait for a first Champions League title goes on, City manager Guardiola called on his side to respond next season.

"After the break we are going to start the competition again, will recover, we will restart it again and you know we try to do it again," he told a news conference.

"Of course, I'm not able with these guys to break this line, the quarter-finals. So, three years in a row in that position, we are out.

"I think what these guys have done, they deserve to do it again, or to go through and go to reach the semi-finals but we are not able, but life is how you stand up again and next season we're going to try again."

After Maxwel Cornet's opener for Lyon, Kevin De Bruyne levelled for City in the 69th minute.

But Moussa Dembele came off the bench to net a winning brace for the Ligue 1 outfit.

While there was some controversy about Dembele's first goal, Guardiola refused to make excuses.

"Listen, it happened many times in this competition but I don't want to talk about it now, I am finding, or we are finding as a club, excuses," he said.

"It is what it is, referee decides, the VAR decides in this instances, so.
We struggled in the first 15, 20 minutes to find the spaces to attack a little bit better with more consistency and after, the last 15, 20 minutes, they started to play really good, a team that's so aggressive, defensively strong like all the French teams. In the second half we are good but not good enough.

"The distance is sometimes the chances we miss and after we concede the goals, so it is what it is. Maybe one day we will break this part, the quarter-finals, I'm not able, with these incredible guys, to do it. We are going to try in the future."

Raheem Sterling would struggle to sleep after his big miss against Lyon in the Champions League quarter-final, according to Gary Lineker.

Usually so reliable in front of goal for Manchester City, Sterling blazed a glorious open-goal chance over the Lyon bar when the French side were 2-1 ahead.

An equaliser then could have seen the game swing City's way, but instead Lyon poured forward and scored another against Pep Guardiola's team, wrapping up a shock 3-1 win.

Former England striker Lineker, now a presenter with BT Sport, said Sterling got his technique wrong and attempted to apply too much power to the cross from Gabriel Jesus.

"He looked like he was in the perfect position to hit it, but he's not going to sleep very well tonight, Raheem Sterling," Lineker said.

He explained what Sterling got wrong at that critical moment.

"I tell you why he's missed it: because he's tried to hit it too hard," Lineker said.

"When you're in that position where you know you've got an open goal, the only way you can miss it is putting your foot through it, and if there is a slight bobble there is a chance it'll go over the bar.

"It's almost like he's trying to hit it with a little bit of force and there's obviously been a little bit of lift of the ball, a little bobble.

"But if you take the weight off it, you can’t miss."

Rudi Garcia proudly announced Lyon "won the tactical battle" against Pep Guardiola's Manchester City in their shock Champions League win.

Lyon reached the semi-finals with a 3-1 success in Lisbon on Saturday as City were dumped out at the quarter-final stage for the third season running.

Maxwel Cornet scored midway through the first half and Lyon rallied again following Kevin De Bruyne's equaliser, with substitute Moussa Dembele on target twice.

Lyon lined up with a 3-5-2 formation, which City matched, but Garcia's side looked far more comfortable than their opponents.

The coach explained to RMC Sport: "You have to expect everything with Guardiola, but we won the tactical battle.

"We have mastered our formation well. We have returned to a hybrid set-up to stop De Bruyne."

Tactics were not the only route to victory, though, with Garcia hailing Lyon's team spirit as they battled hard against apparently superior opposition.

"I'm proud of my troops," he said. "We believed in ourselves. We knew we were not favourites against a big team, but we managed to qualify by scoring three goals and conceding only one.

"It is linked to our collective spirit. We saw everyone working to a high level for each other."

Garcia was also pleased for Dembele, who started from the bench but made a decisive impact.

"It was a disappointment for Dembele not to start, but I told him that he would be very important," Garcia revealed.

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas paid tribute to coach Rudi Garcia following the surprise 3-1 Champions League quarter-final win over Manchester City.

The Ligue 1 side were outsiders for the contest in Lisbon despite progressing past Juventus in the previous round, but they produced a memorable victory.

Maxwel Cornet opened the scoring in the first half as City appeared uneasy with Guardiola's altered set-up and starting XI, choosing to go with a back three.

Kevin De Bruyne levelled deep into the second period, but howlers from Ederson led to Moussa Dembele netting twice in the closing stages to secure a famous win for Lyon.

It takes them to the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in 10 years and Aulas believes the achievement vindicates the decision to appoint Garcia in October after a shambolic start to the season under Sylvinho.

"It's a huge achievement, well done to Rudi, Juninho [Pernambucano, sporting director] and to the players who were magnificent," an emotional Aulas told RMC Sport.

"We had a terrible year, we started badly, we changed coaches, we had terrible injuries. We were able to recruit and react strongly.

"We have a talented team. You have to have a bit of success beyond talent, we've had some, that's why we have to remain humble. It's a very great performance.

"Garcia is a boy who does his job well. We had identified him to straighten out OL. He knew with humility, and sometimes difficulties, to do his work.

"It is the evolution towards what we have wished. Juninho knew how to support him in difficult times. It is a confirmation for me, he deserves the recognition."

Bayern Munich await in the semis, as they did a decade ago, and Aulas applauded his players for what he feels is a response to perceived injustice with the early end of Ligue 1, which left Lyon finishing the season seventh and requiring to win the Champions League just to qualify for Europe again.

"It's wonderful," Aulas said. "We have a group that has been able to transcend itself, to come together. As we have good players and only the psychological side was missing, we see that this competition comes at the right time.

"We are living fantastic moments, I'm very happy. It's great to have been able to string together a qualification against Juve and then against City.

"We know they [Juve and City] are fantastic powers. We feel that normally this team [City] should have progressed, it's a feat and a kind of resonance compared to everything we have been through in recent months.

"The players seized on this injustice which has nailed us to seventh place [in Ligue 1]. We are making results, we had to beat this team.

"It was excellent coaching from Rudi. I think of all our supporters who find pride again."

For the third successive season, Manchester City's quest for a maiden Champions League crown ends at the quarter-final stage, and once again questions will be asked of Pep Guardiola.

The Catalan coach, a visionary and the man regarded as the finest tactician in football, was brought in to take City to the next level – winning the Champions League – but familiar criticism will be levelled at him following Saturday's shock 3-1 defeat to Lyon.

That's the same Lyon who finished seventh in Ligue 1 and had played just two competitive matches since March.

Guardiola has made a habit of tinkering with his set-up for the biggest matches in recent years, so much so that his meddling – however curious – was almost to be expected here.

Were his decisions crucial? That's debatable. Were they influential? Absolutely.

Eric Garcia was given the responsibility of starting at centre-back, though once the match began the rest of Guardiola's line-up – and the fact Fernandinho dropped in as a third central defender – became clearer.

But what didn't make much sense was City's high line and why they had deferred from their strongest set-up and starting XI – Riyad Mahrez, David Silva and Bernardo Silva were all among those on the bench.

As for their defence, a layman could have pointed out that Lyon's forward pairing of Karl Toko Ekambi and Memphis Depay, as well as left wing-back Maxwel Cornet, have plenty of pace. Surely a high line would play right into their hands?

Such a backline set-up was on display, and punished on several occasions, in Bayern Munich's 8-2 win over Barcelona 24 hours earlier and it wasn't especially surprising to see Lyon exploit this when taking the lead.

After all, Lyon had already threatened with passes over City's defence when Toko Ekambi raced clear in the 24th minute. And although Garcia's last-ditch tackle was exceptional, Cornet was on hand to squeeze a delightful curled effort inside the left post with Ederson out of his goal.

City did enjoy a promising flurry late in the first half, but beyond Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling, there was very little craft on display from them.

Guardiola's side were then met with a wonderful intensity after the break, as if Rudi Garcia had told his youthful Lyon this was the opportunity of a lifetime.

It did not initially lead to much from an attacking sense, rather an increased solidity at the back – City had 71 per cent of the possession between half-time and the 60th minute but failed to create a single clear chance.

Houssem Aouar and Maxence Caqueret, the fledgling pairing in midfield, were exceptional with their effective harrying off the ball and ability to ease pressure once in possession.

Though for a time, once City had levelled through De Bruyne – teed up by Sterling – it looked as though there would be only one winner. The Premier League giants would surely have too much from there.

But Lyon suddenly sprung into life, as if they had just been hibernating, conserving energy in case a late burst was required.

Granted, there was certainly a hint of fortune about Lyon's second goal. Moussa Dembele got it, but he was helped by poor goalkeeping from Ederson and VAR, with the officials deciding he hadn't fouled Aymeric Laporte in the build-up and the offside Toko Ekambi was not interfering with play.

But from City's perspective, it saw their high line exposed yet again.

Sterling's seemingly impossible miss soon after summed up their day, and Lyon took advantage – Dembele tucking in his second a minute later after another Ederson howler.

Defeat robs Guardiola of a semi-final against his former club Bayern Munich, the dream last-four clash of many a neutral – though, on the evidence of this, Die Roten might have been in for another landslide victory such were City's defensive issues.

For all of Guardiola's qualities, several times before he has been accused of overcomplicating life for himself in games of this magnitude. He might have changed his set-up back in time against Real Madrid, but here it set the tone for the rest of the night.

His tinkering seemed unnecessary. City have more than enough ability to beat the seventh-best team in France on their own terms.

It's difficult to argue that this isn't another high-profile defeat that Guardiola has brought on himself.

Pep Guardiola explained his tactical tweaks in Manchester City's shock Champions League loss to Lyon were to try to cover his side's weaknesses and rued Raheem Sterling's costly miss.

City fell to a 3-1 defeat in Saturday's quarter-final in Lisbon, with Moussa Dembele striking twice after Kevin De Bruyne had cancelled out Maxwel Cornet's opener.

There will be much scrutiny of the tactical choices made by Guardiola, who opted to line up with an unfamiliar three-man defence with wing-backs, while Phil Foden and Bernardo Silva were unused substitutes despite the need for goals.

When asked about his line-up by BT Sport, Guardiola said: "No, what we have done is try to cover our weak points in comparing with the strong points, like they make incredible [moves] in the channels with the two-v-two.

"[After the] first 15-20 minutes of the first half, it was magnificent, we unblocked our respect a little bit, or we struggled to find our spaces to attack and in the same shape we played well in the final 10-15 minutes. 

"We created chances, scored a magnificent goal, but unfortunately missed another one."

The match was defined by a scarcely believable period in which Sterling blazed over the crossbar with the goal wide open before Dembele pounced on a poor parry from Ederson at the other end to make it 3-1 and all but end City's hopes.

Guardiola accepted that to progress in the Champions League such errors cannot occur.

"In this situation, you have to equalise and go to extra-time in the last minutes, and after, we concede the third goal," he added.

"In this competition, you have to be perfect. We created more chances, more shooting, but unfortunately we are out again."

It marks the third straight season City have fallen at the quarter-final stage under Guardiola, who remains convinced his side will eventually end that hoodoo.

"One day we will break this gap to the semis. In the first 20, 25 minutes, we struggled to find spaces to attack," he said.

"The second half was okay - we were there. I had a feeling we were better. You have to be perfect in this competition."

Lyon's second goal was not without controversy with the VAR checking for a potential foul on Aymeric Laporte, while City also appealed in vain for offside against Karl Toko Ekambi, who let the ball pass through his legs to the onside Dembele.

Guardiola was not in the mood to find excuses for his team's failure, though.

"I don't know. I don't want to talk about the circumstances sometimes, you know I don't wanna talk, it looks like i am complaining or finding excuses, we are out," he reasoned. 

"I had the feeling we were incredible already. We did a lot of good things, but we made a lot of mistakes in the boxes in the key moments."

Kevin De Bruyne says Manchester City "need to learn" as their repeated Champions League failures are "not good enough".

City were favourites for this season's competition heading to the quarter-finals in Lisbon, yet they were stunned by Lyon on Saturday, crashing out with a 3-1 defeat.

It is the third consecutive campaign in which Pep Guardiola's side have been beaten in the last eight after a humbling at the hands of Liverpool and then a dramatic loss to Tottenham, both of whom would subsequently reach the final.

De Bruyne equalised for City after Maxwel Cornet's first-half opener, but a Moussa Dembele brace - the first contentious, the second courtesy of an Ederson error - saw Lyon through.

City's talismanic midfielder told BT Sport afterwards: "We need to learn. It's not good enough. That's it."

He added: "It's a different year, same stuff. I think the first half wasn't good enough, I think we know that.

"We started slow. We had not many options, but I think second half we played really well.

"We come back to 1-1, missed a couple of chances and then, obviously, the 2-1, the 3-1 ends the game. It's a shame for us to go out in that way."

Raheem Sterling had a glaring miss at 2-1 that would have brought City level again and De Bruyne acknowledged big matches turn on such moments.

"Even at 2-1, if Raz scores the goal, it's 2-2 and the game goes on," he said. "That's football, those fine margins, they make the difference. It's 3-1 and it's all over."

There was controversy surrounding Dembele's first, as Karl Toko Ekambi was offside and let the ball through his legs, while Aymeric Laporte claimed to have been fouled.

But De Bruyne did not look for excuses, saying: "I have no idea, I've not seen it back. Whatever they decide, they decide.

"I'm not going to blame that. I think we should have done better. I'd have to look back to see whatever it was."

Manchester City again came unstuck against Lyon in the Champions League as a controversial 3-1 defeat saw Pep Guardiola miss out on a semi-final against his former club Bayern Munich.

Lyon won away to City in the 2018-19 group stage - also drawing at home - and they again had the tournament favourites' number in Lisbon on Saturday.

Maxwel Cornet scored in both prior meetings between the sides and was on target once more midway through the first half as City struggled to get to grips with the five-man defence named by Guardiola.

That formation was ditched before the hour mark and Kevin De Bruyne equalised, but substitute Moussa Dembele restored Lyon's lead following a contentious counter-attack with 11 minutes remaining and then added another after an Ederson error.

Raheem Sterling remarkably missed an open goal between Dembele's decisive strikes as City suffered further European misery in stunning fashion.

Pep Guardiola can enhance his Manchester City legacy by guiding the club to Champions League glory, according to former Arsenal and Chelsea full-back Ashley Cole.

City beat Spanish champions Real Madrid 2-1 in last week's last-16 second leg to seal a 4-2 aggregate victory and advance through to the final-eight mini tournament in Lisbon.

Lyon are up next in Saturday's quarter-final clash as City look to reach the last four for just a second time, where Bayern Munich await after their 8-2 demolition of another of Guardiola's former teams, Barcelona.

Cole is a big fan of Guardiola's work and believes more silverware could follow should the Catalan coach end his nine-year wait for a third Champions League trophy.

But the Chelsea academy coach also warned Guardiola may use the opportunity to bow out in style, having already won a clean sweep of domestic honours at the Etihad Stadium.

"He's done a great job at Man City in terms of transformation," Cole told Stats Perform News.

"He's got them playing beautiful, attacking football with an understanding of rotation and it's good on the eye.

"But who knows? If he wins the Champions League, you never know what might happen.

"As a football fan and someone who enjoys watching City play, I'd of course love Pep to stay and continue the legacy he has started and keep fighting for trophies."

However, Lyon took four points off City in last season's knockout stage and dumped Italian champions Juventus out of this year's competition in the first knockout stage.

And Cole, who spent two seasons playing under Lyon boss Rudi Garcia at Roma, says City cannot look past the contest at the Estadio Jose Alvalade.

"Some people might say it's an easy task for Man City, but Lyon have come through some difficult games," he said.

"To beat Juventus over two legs and qualify shows the quality they have. I know the quality Rudi Garcia has - tactically he is very aware, so it will be a very tough game for Man City.

"It's not an easy task for City and I think this will be a very difficult game. Anyone can win it.

"Lyon have some very dangerous players. I think Lyon could win, Man City could win."

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