Guardiola hails quality display from Bruno Genesio's side.

Updated: Dec 30, 2018

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Pep Guardiola says Lyon is one of the toughest sides he has ever faced after the Ligue 1 side held Manchester City to a 2-2 draw in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Sergio Aguero scored in the 83rd minute to help seal a late equaliser for the Citizens - who booked their place in the last 16.

Maxwel Cornet broke the deadlock in the 55th minute before Aymeric Laporte levelled for the away side seven minutes later. Cornet then scored his second of the game as Lyon thought they were heading for a victory, but City responded again via Aguero - who headed home from a corner.

"We are so delighted and so happy," he told BT Sport. "They're one of the toughest teams I have ever faced. They're physical, they're strong and their counter-attacking is incredible.

"People say the French league is just PSG, but they are so wrong.

"Always in my career when I play against French teams, they are so physical. That's why they're world champions. They all have quality, they don't lose the ball, they're so strong and they're fast.

"It's so complicated which is why I give lots of credit to my team."

City need a point in their final group game against Hoffenheim to seal top spot.

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