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Bronze: We want to make more history

BUOYANT BRONZE: Lucy Bronze believes City can defeat Lyon in the Champions League semi-finals

BUOYANT BRONZE: Lucy Bronze believes City can defeat Lyon in the Champions League semi-finals

Lucy Bronze says Man City Women have an advantage ahead of their Champions League semi-final clash with Lyon.

The defender sent City through to the last four with a headed goal from a Melissa Lawley corner just before half-time, as Nick Cushing’s side claimed a 2-0 aggregate win over Fortuna Hjorring.

 

Bronze spoke of her delight at reaching the semi-finals at the first attempt with City and insisted her side will not be overawed by their next opponents’ illustrious history.

 

“It feels amazing,” she declared. “It's our first go at the Champions League and we're in the semis.

 

“We play the current champions [Olympique Lyonnias] next. We can't wait.

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“We have nothing to lose because we haven't achieved anything in the Champions League before. We want to make more history." 

Reflecting on her goal – her third in European competition with the Blues – Bronze smiled: "I didn't expect to score the goal that sent us through!

 

“It's pretty good and winning is even better!"

 

The England star added she is looking forward to testing herself against one of the best sides in the world and believes City can gain a result against the French champions.

 

She continued: "Lyon are world-class but our starting XI is full of internationals too. If we play at our best, we can match them.

 

"Look at the way the Super League has improved and the players that have wanted to come here. It has done wonders for the league."

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Cushing: UWCL semis is an unbelievable achievement

LOOKING AHEAD: Nick Cushing's Man City Women face Lyon in the Champions League semi-finals

Man City Women manager Nick Cushing is relishing the prospect of testing his players against the best team in Europe.

The Blues reached the Champions League semi-finals in their maiden campaign with a 2-0 aggregate victory over Fortuna Hjorring.

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Houghton: We’re up for the challenge

SKIPPER: Steph Houghton says City never have any intention of playing for a draw

Steph Houghton cannot wait to lead Man City Women out in the Champions League semi-finals against Lyon.

Nick Cushing’s side reached the last four stage, thanks to a 2-0 aggregate win over Fortuna Hjorring, to set up a mouth-watering clash with the reigning title holders.

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