08/15/2020 - 13:00
Manchester City will face Olympique de Lyon this afternoon , in the last match of the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals , which will carry out its final stage entirely in Lisbon and in a single match format.
The match will be played from 4:00 p.m. (Argentine time) at the José Alvalade stadium, of Sporting Lisboa, and doors closed to the public, to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Kun Agüero not be part of the meeting (or later if further progress) since late June was operated in Barcelona by an injury to the lateral meniscus in his left knee.
Kun Agüero will miss the remainder of the season due to an injury to the outer meniscus of his left knee that forced him to undergo surgery. Photo: DPA.
The winner of this key will play next Wednesday in the semifinals against Bayern Munich , which yesterday overwhelmed Lionel Messi's Barcelona with a historic 8-2.
The other semifinal will be played on Tuesday and its protagonists are defined: RB Leipzig, from Germany, and Paris Saint Germain, from France, which features the Argentines Leandro Paredes, Ángel Di María and Mauro Icardi.
As for this afternoon's game, if it ends tied after 90 minutes, 30 supplementary games will be played and if equality persists, the winner will be settled with shots from the penalty spot.
Manchester City comes from eliminating Real Madrid in the round of 16. Photo: AP.
The two arrive at this stage after eliminating two greats of Europe, since Manchester City left the powerful Real Madrid in the round of 16, while Lyon hit the ball by eliminating Juventus of Cristiano Ronaldo, Higuaín and Dybala.
The City, due to the quality of its players, with footballers of the level of Belgian Kevin De Bruyne, German Ilkay Gundogan or English Raheem Sterling and two young men of great actuality such as Brazilian Gabriel Jesús and British Phil Foden, is the favorite, beyond that the absence of Kun Agüero is a significant loss.
The other Argentine from City is defender Nicolás Otamendi , who will occupy a place among the substitutes.
Memphis Depay, Lyon's leading scorer and figure, has the difficult task of commanding his team to hit Manchester City. Photo: AFP.
In Lyon it has fewer names but it has an important scorer such as the Dutch Memphis Depay and international level values such as the French Moussa Dembelé, Houssem Aouar and Maxence Caqueret.
Manchester City : Ederson; Walker, Fernandinho, Laporte, Cancelo; De Bruyne, Rodrigo, D. Silva; B. Silva, Gabriel Jesus and Sterling. DT: Pep Guardiola.
Lyon : Lopes; Denayer, Marcelo, Marçal; Dubois, Caqueret, Guimarães, Aouar, Cornet; Depay, Dembélé. DT: Rudi García.
Pep Guardiola is going for a new Champions League semi-final with his Manchester City. Photo: Reuters.
Stadium : José Alvalade, Lisbon, Portugal.
Hours : 4:00 p.m. (Argentine time).
TV : ESPN 2.
Referee : Danny Desmond Makkelie.