De Bruyne reflects on Lyon game

    Kevin De Bruyne has urged his Manchester City teammates to learn their lesson after suffering a shock Champions League elimination to Olympique Lyonnais

    Lyon produced the biggest sensation in the Champions League this season, having dumped Juventus in the round of 16 before kicking Manchester City out of the quarter-finals.

    Maxwell Cornet opened the scoring midway through the first half before Kevin De Bruyne made sure the sides head into the final 20 minutes of play on level terms.

    However, it took Moussa Dembele only four minutes on the pitch to put the ball past Ederson and move on to seal an outstanding 3-1 win for Les Gones.

    Pep Guardiola has now failed to reach the semi-finals with City for the fourth year running.

    Although premature elimination must have left a bitter taste in De Bruyne’s mouth, the Belgian dynamo has urged everyone at the Etihad to learn from this game.

    “The game was open, but (Lyon) didn’t really create too many chances,” he told the club’s official website.

    “We need to learn – it’s not good enough. That’s it.

    “The first half was not good enough, and we know that. We started slow and did not have options.”

    Lyon will face rampant Bayern Munich, who dismantled Barcelona 8-2 in their one-legged quarter-final showdown on Friday night.


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