Two Manchester based clubs, Manchester United and Manchester City made their way into the knock out stage of UEFA Champions League despite not having the most convincing display on Tuesday.
At Old Trafford, Jose Mourinho’s men who have been inconsistent so far this season were showing similar traits and close to walk away with just one point against Young Boys.
After a goalless first 45 minutes, nothing seems to change much for United after the break as they continue to struggle in getting that all important goal, up until the stoppage time when Marouane Fellaini broke the dead lock with his low driven shot.
The midfielder pushed up into Young Boys’ penalty area and he just slotted his shot into the corner to give Man United that precious victory and a ticket into Champions League knock out stage.
Meanwhile, Man City also got that important ticket into the next round despite only picking up one point from their away fixture against Ligue 1 outfit, Lyon.
Losing their first meeting at home, City were determined to take their revenge of their French opposition, but Pep Guardiola’s boys were once again finding things far from easy.
Lyon once again proved that they have the ability and tactical setup to trouble City as the Ligue 1 side got in front on 55 minutes through Maxwel Cornet’s effort.
Fortunately for the visitor, they were able to get back on level terms almost immediately with a goal from Aymeric Laporte on 62 minutes.
However, the home side continue to create problem and went up once again with another goal scored by Cornet nine minutes from the final 90 minutes mark.
It doesn’t take long again though for City to react as within just two minutes later, Guardiola’s men equalized, this time from Sergio Aguero’s cheeky header.
No more goals were scored afterwards as that result was more than enough for the Premier League champion to secure their place in the next round of Champions League.
UEFA Champions League Tuesday Fixtures’ Complete Results:
AEK 0-2 Ajax Amsterdam; CSKA Moscow 1-2 Viktoria Plzen; AS Roma 0-2 Real Madrid; Bayern Munich 5-1 Benfica; Juventus 1-0 Valencia; Lyon 2-2 Manchester City; Manchester United 1-1 Young Boys; Hoffenheim 2-3 Shakhtar Donetsk.
Source: 1000 Goals.