Kosovare Asllani’s second goal for the Club had cancelled out Saki Kumagai’s opener but goals from Dzsenifer Maroszan and Eugenie Le Sommer handed the reigning champions a strong advantage to take into the return leg.
The England star will lock horns with the likes of Eugenie Le Sommer, Alex Morgan and Ada Hegerberg as Man City Women do battle with Lyon in the Champions League semi-finals.
The Blues host the European title holders in the first leg of their last four clash on Saturday (2pm), in their first season in the competition.
Nick Cushing’s side face the three-time European champions over two legs in their first season in the competition, kicking off with Saturday’s home tie at the Academy Stadium.
Hays, the world’s leading recruiting experts in qualified, professional and skilled people, is expanding its already strong relationship with City Football Group by partnering with the double title winning side.
Lyon are widely regarded as one of the most lethal teams across the continent and their haul of 29 goals in six matches on their run to the final four aptly demonstrates that.
Manchester City Women dominate PFA Team of the Year
On Wednesday morning, the city centre awoke to find more than 300 MCWFC scarves draped, hung and hidden throughout its streets as Saturday’s mouth-watering first leg tie approaches.