Celtic slumps as dominance finally threatened in Scotland
Neil Lennon, Celtic’s increasingly embattled coach, couldn’t fail to hear the commotion as he walked into his post-match media conference. Celtic’s players headed to Italy on Wednesday for a Europa League match against AC Milan looking for just a third win in their last 11 games in all competitions. Even more so this season as Celtic chases an unprecedented 10th straight league title, which would close the gap to Rangers in terms of overall championship triumphs to two. Rangers, meanwhile, is taking advantage of its rival's slump, even outdoing Celtic by rising atop its Europa League group that contains Benfica. Stopping Celtic achieving “The 10” — as it is often referred to Scotland — is the biggest task this season, though.
Lyon stuns Man City 3-1 to reach Champions League semifinals
Lyon's Moussa Dembele, centre, celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's third goal during the Champions League quarterfinal match between Manchester City and Lyon at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020. (Franck Fife/Pool Photo via AP)LISBON Lyon stunned Manchester City to reach the Champions League semifinals for the first time in a decade, with Moussa Dembl scoring twice for the French outsiders Saturday to seal a 3-1 win that sets up a meeting with Bayern Munich. It leaves Pep Guardiola without a Champions League title since 2011 with Barcelona, falling short in three attempts with Bayern Munich and once again in his fourth season at City. Guardiola's decision to deploy an unfamiliar five-man defense to match Lyon's system backfired with the back line easily beaten for Maxwel Cornet to score in the 24th minute. And there was a glaring miss by City forward Raheem Sterling, blazing the ball over an empty net, before Dembl scored again.