Ligue 1 club Lyon surprised the world Saturday with a 3-1 upset win over Premier League giants Manchester City. In doing so, not just did they knock out one of the greatest staying names of the competitors, they also strengthened history for the Champions League semifinals.Mainstays in this portion of the competition nearly always consist of clubs from England, Italy and Spain. This is a big minute for those who feel a specific type of method when they hear the league they play for described as a “Farmers League.”.
Ligue 1 club Lyon shocked the world Saturday with a 3-1 upset win over Premier League giants Manchester City. In doing so, not only did they knock out among the biggest remaining names of the competition, they likewise strengthened history for the Champions League semifinals.Mainstays in this part of the competition practically constantly include clubs from England, Italy and Spain. In reality, since this European competition officially rebranded as the Champions League (in 1992), a minimum of one group from among those three nations has included in the competitions semifinals. However with Lyons success, that isnt the case this year. For the record, Bayern Munich (Germany), Paris Saint-Germain (France) and RB Leipzig (Germany) are the other three semifinalists. To put it simply, Champions League history was formally made on Saturday.Of course, its worth noting that this has occurred in an iteration of this competitors that took place prior to the “Champions League period.” The 1990-91 European Cup included Bayern Munich, Marseille (France), Spartak Moscow (Russia) and Red Star Belgrade (Yugoslavia).
PSG will take on RB Leipzig on Tuesday and Lyon will attempt to continue their magical work on Wednesday vs. Bayern Munich. Every Champions League match is streaming on CBS All Access.
As for history that really includes the groups in this years semifinal, this is the very first time two French clubs have made it into the final four of the competitors. This is a big minute for those who feel a certain type of way when they hear the league they play for described as a “Farmers League.”.
UEFA Champions League Postgame: Manchester City vs. Lyon