Man City 1 Lyon 2 OUCH!!!

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Manchester City's Champions League campaign got off to a poor start as the Premier League champions suffered a surprise defeat against Lyon at the Etihad Stadium.

Maxwel Cornet drilled the French visitors ahead after Fabian Delph failed to cut out Nabil Fekir's cross.

City, who are favourites to win this season's competition with some bookmakers, fell further behind before half-time - Lyon captain Fekir finding the net from 25 yards after Fernandinho gave the ball away inside his own half.

Bernardo Silva gave the hosts a lifeline after being picked out by Leroy Sane, but City - lacklustre for long spells - were unable to avoid a first defeat of the season.

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  • City have become only the second English side to lose three consecutive home Champions League matches. Tottenham Hotspur lost three in a row between April 2011 and November 2016.
  • French clubs have now won four of their last nine visits to English sides in the Champions League (D2, L3), as many as the previous 27 such matches combined.
  • City found themselves two or more goals down in a match at the Etihad for the first time since they lost 3-1 to Chelsea in December 2016.
  • Six of the past eight instances of Manchester City conceding twice in the first half of a match at the Etihad have been in the Champions League.
  • Only Sergio Aguero (20) has scored more goals in all competitions for Man City during 2018 than Bernardo Silva (9).