Man City fight back at Lyon to earn a place in the last 16

Pep Guardiola says Lyon were “one of the toughest teams” Manchester City have ever faced after the teams shared a 2-2 draw in France.

Lyon twice took second-half leads before City rescued a 2-2 draw which ensures qualification for the last 16 with one game to spare.

The French side wasted several clear-cut chances before Maxwel Cornet rifled in an angled drive to give them an early second-half lead.

City defender Aymeric Laporte quickly levelled with a header but Cornet fired in again to put Lyon on top of Group F.

However, Sergio Aguero reacted quickest to flick in a header two minutes later to ensure City remain in pole position to top the group.

“We are so delighted and so happy,” Guardiola said. “It is a big compliment for the team.

“We played one of toughest teams we’ve ever faced. They are physical, strong, they counter-attack incredible.

“We reacted after 1-0 and 2-1 and we are in the final stages. This was our target.

“Now we must try to get a point to finish first in the group stage, but it is so important to go through.”

BBC

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