Manchester City will face Olympique Lyonnais
One of the best teams in the competition Manchester City will face Olympique Lyonnais in Lisboa on Saturday in a game from the 1/4-finals of the Champions League. Could the Frenchmen do another major surprise in the tournament? Or maybe City will move one step closer to the final? Let’s discuss.
According to bookies and pundits, Manchester City are one of the biggest favourites for the trophy in the Champions League. The Cityzens are trying to win the competition for a first time in their history so far. The club didn’t have enough luck in the previous years, but maybe now it would be different?
Manchester City gained a lot of confidence lately when they eliminated Real Madrid from the tournament. Pep Guardiola’s team won both games against the Spanish giants and this could mean a lot for them. Many people are saying that Man City do not have the mentaility to win the Champions League, but this mentality is being built exactly with wins like these.
Sergio Aguero remains sidelined for City, so Gabriel Jesus should step up again in the starting eleven. Guardiola left Bernardo Silva and Mahrez on the bench against Real Madrid, but he might choose them to start on Saturday.
Speaking of confidence, Olympique Lyonnais should have some, too. Les Gones surprised the whole world during the 1/8-finals when they eliminated Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus. OL didn’t have a very successful season in the French Ligue 1, but they did some magnificent work against the Old Lady. The manager Rudi Garcia had all reasons to be proud with his boys.
In conclusion we must warn you to be careful with this game. Juventus underrestimated Olympique Lyonnais and they paid the price. It could happen again if Manchester City make the same mistake. It all depends on the way Pep Guardiola is going to prepare his boys mentally for this challenge.