Lyon manager Bruno Genesio was pleased with the performance his side put in during the 2-2 draw with Manchester City. City boss Pep Guardiola says Lyon are one of the toughest teams he has faced and Genesio could not fault his players despite squandering the lead on both occasions.
Aymeric Laporte and Sergio Aguero struck as City twice came from behind to qualify for the Champions League last 16, while Lyon will need a result in their last game against Shakhtar Donetsk to progress.
The outstanding Maxwel Cornet grabbed both goals for the hosts, who outplayed the Premier League champions for large spells at the Groupama Stadium.
Genesio said: “I was very pleased to see my team perform how they did. City are one of the best teams in Europe. “I regret our concentration levels dropped after we scored our second goal but we have to take the positives from this as we played a great game.
Maxwel had a massive game, as did the entire team. “We would have liked to have qualified but we are feeling very positive.”