Major League Soccer

Man City's flaws, fan apathy highlighted in CL loss to Lyon

MANCHESTER, England (AP) If Manchester City wants to finally win a first Champions League title, it will have to start taking the competition a bit more seriously - on and off the field.

Surrounded by swathes of empty seats in the Etihad Stadium, City's players were humbled 2-1 by Lyon in a sloppy and apathetic display at the start of their European campaign Wednesday.

Banned from the touchline and unable to communicate with the bench, City manager Pep Guardiola did fill one seat in the stands and he saw his Premier League champions easily picked apart by the French visitors and not pressing with the usual intensity.

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