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Raheem Sterling Misses Open Goal From Five Yards As Manchester City Lose To Lyon In The Champions League

Raheem Sterling Misses Open Goal From Five Yards As Manchester City Lose To Lyon In The Champions League

Raheem Sterling blazed over an open goal as he missed a golden chance during Manchester City's Champions League clash against Lyon.

But it could have been very different had Sterling scored his glorious chance moments before Lyon scored their third goal of the night.

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The Blues brilliantly created an opening with Gabriel Jesus squaring to Sterling who missed from five yards.

The England international ballooned over an empty net as he looked on in disbelief.

Moussa Dembele then went down the other end and scored Lyon's third goal of the tie to send his team to the Champions League semi-final.

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Naturally, Sterling's miss sent social media into overdrive.

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One Twitter user wrote: "Has anyone found the ball yet? Need to get some posters up. Hope it's found."

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A second tweeted: "Now he's not even a tap in merchant."

A third added: "Even a little kid could have scored man, seriously."

Maxwel Cornet opened the scoring against City who hit back through Kevin De Bruyne. Second-half substitute Dembele bagged a brace as Lyon won 3-1.

The French club now play Bayern Munich for a place in this season's final.

Topics: Manchester City, Football News, Football, Champions League, Lyon, Raheem Sterling

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.