Manchester City started their Champions League campaign this season in the worse possible fashion as Pep Guardiola’s men suffered a shocking home defeat over French outfit Lyon.
Playing in front of their home crowd, City started off with their usual possession based attacking football as they tried to dominate proceedings and search for goals from early minutes.
However, it was Lyon that got the break through instead when Maxwel Cornet puts them in front with a fine counter attacking move on 26 minutes.
The French side continue to cause problems on the break as they eventually doubled their advantage just before half time break, this time from Nabil Fekir’s goal.
Trailing by two goals, City tried to up their tempo in the second half and they did manage to pull one back from Bernardo Silva’s effort, but that’s not enough to even rescue the match.
Lyon still manage to hold their slender lead as no more goals were scored until the final whistle was blown.
Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo also didn’t have the best of start in the competition, though his side still managed to pick up all three points against Valencia.
Keen on showcasing their potential in the competition this season, Juventus looked dangerous since the start and were slightly unlucky not to get in front during those early minutes.
However, things suddenly got complicated for the raining Italian champion when Ronaldo was sent off for what was judged to be a violent conduct, though replay showed that it might be a harsh decision.
Nevertheless, playing with one man less didn’t stop Juventus from pushing forward as they went ahead through Miralem Pjanic’s penalty, giving them a slender lead going into the break.
Valencia improved their game in the second half, but another penalty decision simply made things easy for the Italian giant as Pjanic scored again to give them that needed goal margin.
The home team did get a spot kick deep in stoppage time, but they couldn’t convert it, ending the match with a 2-0 score for the Turin based outfit.