Lyon vs Bayern Munich Prediction: UEFA Match on 19.08.2020
Two sides that produced remarkable performances in their respective quarterfinals will meet in the second semi-final on Wednesday evening as Lyon and Bayern Munich battle it out for a place in the final of the Champions League.
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Lyon and Bayern Munich produced memorable performances to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League, as they beat Manchester City and Barcelona respectively. This will be the second time in the past ten years that these two sides have met in the semi-finals of the Champions League, with Bayern having won against Lyon in the semi-finals of the competition in 2009-10.
Bayern were excellent in the previous round of the Champions League as they embarrassed Barcelona by winning 8-2. It was a stunning performance from the German champions as they went into half time with a 4-1 lead. Thomas Muller scored a brace in that opening half, while Ivan Perisic and Serge Gnabry also beat Marc Ter-Stegan. Robert Lewandowski also found the net in the second half, while on-loan Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho also scored a brace against his parent club. Joshua Kimmich also scored in the huge win. The big success only highlights how big the challenge facing Lyon is.
Lyon’s win against Manchester City was contentious, as the French side’s second goal shouldn’t have stood. Moussa Dembele ran clear on goal after tripping Aymeric Laporte before beating Ederson. The former Celtic striker scored his second of the game in the final stages just minutes after Raheem Sterling had missed an open goal to complete a memorable 3-1 victory. Maxwel Cornet did give the French side the lead in the first half, before Kevin De Bruyne equalised for City. Lyon were excellent on the counter-attack, and they will need to excel on that front again against Bayern.
Lyon vs Bayern Munich Head To Head
These two sides have met on eight occasions in the past. Bayern holds the dominant advantage as they have won four times, while there has also been two draws and two wins for Lyon. The last meeting between the sides came in the 2009-10 season, as Bayern won the first leg 1-0 in Munich, before securing a 3-0 success in the away leg.
Lyon vs Bayern Munich Prediction
Bayern Munich will be the overwhelming favourites as they are yet to lose in 2020. It looks impossible to see past Bayern reaching the Champions League final, and they look to be a solid bet to win the Champions League for the first time since the 2012-13 season.
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