By ZBC Reporter
THE French side, Olympique Lyon are through to the EUFA Champions League semi-final after dispatching Manchester City in a match they used to honour striker Tino Kadewere’s brother, Prince, who passed away this week.
The passing of his brother Prince, saw Tino Kadwere leaving camp and heading back home, leaving his teammates with a quarter-final battle against a marauding Pep Guardiola coached Manchester City side in Lisbon.
Olympique Lyon players paid tribute to their team-mate’s brother before the match, and went on to showcase the prowess of the French League that had been dubbed as being for ‘Farmers.’
A sweet 3-1 victory over the Citizens saw the French side progressing to the semi-finals where they will square off against the Bavarian giants, Bayern Munich in what is set to be a pulsating encounter.
Lyon will hope to win this season’s Champions League as they didn’t qualify for the ht tournament next season, owing to finishing 7th in the Ligue 1, while for Manchester City, the loss means that they have been knocked out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage for the third time in three seasons.
Meanwhile, in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kaizer Chiefs hardman, Willard Katsande came off the bench to help his side complete a 3-2 comeback win against Polokwane City.
Other goals for the log leaders came from Samir Nurkovic and Anthony Akumu.
While it was all good for Bute as Katsande is affectionately known, it was bittersweet for Stellenbosch’s Ovidy Karuru who was shown red in a match his side won by a solitary strike against Golden Arrows.
Talent Chawapiwa’s Amazulu and Elvis Chipezeze’s Baroka could not be separated as they drew 1-all at the Lucas Moripe Stadium.
With six matches to go before the end of the South African Premiership, Kaizer Chiefs now lead the standings with 52 points, with Mamelodi Sundowns second after amassing 46 points although still with a game in hand.
Chippa United, Baroka, Amazulu, Polokwane and Black Leopards still have to put up a fight to be safe from the dreaded chop.