Man City reach last 16 of Champions League

Manchester City reached the Champions League last 16 as Sergio Aguero rescued a draw in Lyon which means topping Group F remains in their own hands.

Lyon wasted several chances before Maxwel Cornet rifled in an angled drive to give them an early second-half lead.

Aymeric Laporte steered in Raheem Sterling's free-kick seven minutes but Cornet fired in again to put Lyon top.

However, Aguero reacted quickest to flick in a header two minutes later to earn City what could be a vital point.

City remain top of Group F on 10 points - three clear of Lyon - meaning a draw in their final game against Hoffenheim will be enough to progress as group winners.

Finishing top would ensure City will not be drawn against another group winner - with the likes of Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Juventus currently topping their groups - in the last 16.

Lyon looked set to join City in qualifying for the knockout stage with the draw, until Shakhtar Donetsk scored a late winner for a 3-2 victory at Hoffenheim.

The French side still need a point in their final game against Shakhtar in Ukraine to progress.


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