Wednesday 19 December, 2018

Man City advance in Champions League with 2-2 draw at Lyon

Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Champions League Group F second leg football match against Manchester City in Decines, near Lyon, central France, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018.

Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Champions League Group F second leg football match against Manchester City in Decines, near Lyon, central France, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018.

Manchester City twice came from behind to draw 2-2 at Lyon and secure a place in the knockout stage of the Champions League on Tuesday.

Sergio Aguero earned the point City needed to guarantee a top-two finish with a game to spare in Group F, heading in a corner from Riyad Mahrez in the 83rd minute — just after Maxwel Cornet regained the lead for Lyon with his second goal of an end-to-end game.

Having joined Memphis Depay in virtually missing an open goal in the first half, Cornet had given Lyon the lead in the 55th with a dipping shot into the corner from just outside the area. Aymeric Laporte equalized in the 62nd minute, also with a header from a set-piece.

City lead the group on 10 points, three clear of second-place Lyon. The French side travels to Shakhtar Donetsk, which are two points further back in third, in two weeks with both teams still in with a chance of qualifying.

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