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Pep Guardiola responds to stunning Raheem Sterling miss after Manchester City’s Champions League exit

Pep Guardiola responds to stunning Raheem Sterling miss after Manchester City’s Champions League exit
Pep Guardiola bemoaned Raheem Sterling’s shocking miss after Manchester City were knocked out of the Champions League by Lyon. Man City’s hopes of ending their wait for a Champions League trophy were ended by French club Lyon in the quarter-finals of the competition on Saturday evening. Lyon went ahead in the 24th minute when Maxwel…

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Pep Guardiola bemoaned Raheem Sterling’s stunning miss out on after Manchester City were knocked out of the Champions League by Lyon.

Man City’s hopes of ending their await a Champions League prize were ended by French club Lyon in the quarter-finals of the competitors on Saturday evening.

Lyon went ahead in the 24 th minute when Maxwel Cornet smartly slotted past City goalkeeper Ederson, but Kevin de Bruyne equalised midway through the 2nd half.

City’s resurgence was temporary, however, as former Celtic striker Moussa Dembele restored Lyon’s lead on 79 minutes regardless of appearing to commit a nasty in the accumulation to the objective.

England star Sterling then missed out on an open goal with City frantically looking for an equaliser, prior to Lyon included a 3rd less than a minute later to discard City out and advance to the semi-finals.

On Sterling’s miss out on, Guardiola said: ‘In this circumstance you need to equalise to take it to extra time, however then we yield the third and it’s over. We developed more chances and more shots.’

The Manchester City manager added: ‘One day we will break this gap to the semis. In the first 20, 25 minutes we had a hard time to find areas to attack.

‘ The second half was OK– we were there.

‘ We did a lot of excellent things, but it wasn’t enough.

Manchester City emerged as Champions League favourites after knocking out Genuine Madrid however produced a disappointing efficiency against Lyon.

Reacting to the defeat, City star De Bruyne said: ‘It’s a various year, exact same stuff.

‘ Very first half wasn’t sufficient. 2nd half we played really well. Came back 1-1 and had number of opportunities. It was then 2-1 and 3-1.

‘ The 2nd half we played well had them under pressure. We were more offending. Even at 2-1 if Ras (Raheem Sterling) scores the goal it’s 2-2. They made it 3-1 and the game’s over.

‘ Lyon didn’t truly create however we need to learn.’

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