Memorable wins for Lyon, Manchester city in champions league


English side Manchester city and French side Olympic Lyon made history on Wednesday night as they secured wins during the first leg matches of the round of 16 in this year’s UEFA champions league.

Manchester City travelled to Spain to face Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu where they made history to win 2-1 and register their first ever win against the side in the history of European football. The home side took the lead in 60th minute of the match when Isco made no mistake after receiving a good pass from Vinicius who had intercepted a Gundogan’s pass in midfield.
The goal did not let down the visitors as they fought back and equalised in the 78th minute through striker Gabriel Jesus who got behind Madrid defender Sergio Ramos to flick in a De Bruyne’s cross. Five minutes later the citizens were in front after De Bruyne converted from the spot kick after Carvajal for Madrid had brought down Rahim Steling to score his 50th goal for the 2019 English Premier League champions. This was the first time De Bruyne has scored and assisted in a champions league match and gave Manchester City a big advantage as they host the second leg in England on 17th march.

The win has handed the Spanish side their second loss playing at home in the champions league despite scoring the open goal as they last lost to AC Milan in 2009.
In France, Olympic Lyon defeated Italian side Juventus full of stars at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais 1-0 to still remain unbeaten at home in champions league this season and claim their first ever win against Juventus in the tournament.

Tousart was the hero for the French league one side when he scored the only goal of the match just after the half hour mark after Auoar made a dangerous run toward Juventus goal area before releasing an inviting ball to Tousart to score. Lyon has an advantage going into the second leg having denied the Italian side an away goal.


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