#UWCL: Semi-Final 1st legs on Sunday

Manchester City manager, Nick Cushing. (Photo: Paul Currie for FA)

Manchester City are home to Champions League holders Lyon at Academy Stadium (ko 1pm) and Chelsea entertain Wolfsburg at Kingsmeadow (ko 6.05pm), with both games live on the BBC Red Button.

Although City Manchester City lost 3-1 on aggregate to the French side at the same stage last year, they did win the away leg and also defeated them this pre-season.

Boss Nick Cushing told mancity.com he believes that Manchester City are one of the best teams in Europe.

“We’ve learned that we have the ability to dominate teams with the ball.

“We’ve been good in every game and we are in form – playing well even during the defeats.

“We have to make sure we don’t give sloppy goals away on Sunday. They are greatest team in the world at the moment but we are a good team as well.

“Being in the Champions League semi-final two years in a row shows that we are one of the best in Europe but we’ve still got a lot of improvements.

“We have beaten Lyon before so that will give us confidence going into the match.”

“People don’t expect us to beat them and we are going into the game as the under dogs.”

Chelsea’s Millie Bright (right) and FC Rosengard’s Ella Masar.

This will be the third time Chelsea have faced the German club in the Champions League, with Bright a member of the team eliminated from the competition after two previous ties against them.

‘We’ve obviously played Wolfsburg a couple of times already, so we know what they’re about,’ said Bright.

‘We’re at a different stage of our development now and the results we’ve been getting, we’re a completely different team to the one they faced before. It’s going to be a very good game and while we know what they’re about, we just try to focus on ourselves and our own performance.

‘I think it’s good that we’re at home in the first leg. With Kingsmeadow really feeling like home, and our fans have obviously been amazing every time we’ve played there in front of them, I think it’ll be good to start the tie off there. Obviously we want that clean sheet to take with us into the away leg and we’ve also been creating a lot of opportunities, so we want to take goals over there too.

‘It’ll be a tough, because they’re a top, top team. We are confident, but we also have a lot of respect for them because we know how good they are.

‘When you go into the Champions League, it’s just at another level and they are always the hardest games. These are the ones that test your class and how good a squad we really have here. We’re all looking forward to it a lot.’

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