City sent packing by Monaco

Manchester City crashed out of the Champions League on away goals after a 3-1 victory for Monaco at Stade Louis II saw the last-16 tie finish 6-6 on aggregate.

  • Monaco 3 Manchester City 1
  • Mbappe gives hosts early lead
  • Fabinho levels tie at 5-5
  • Sane pulls one back after break
  • Bakayoko header knocks City out

Match Summary

Pep Guardiola said his side would look to score goals in the second leg, but they managed just six attempts – all in the second half – as the Principality outfit took the game to them.

The Ligue 1 leaders were on the front foot after just eight minutes when Kylian Mbappe opened the scoring and Fabinho's strike on 29 minutes made it 5-5 on aggregate.

Leroy Sane put the Citizens back in front in the tie 19 minutes from time, but Tiemoue Bakayoko restored the hosts' two-goal cushion with a header six minutes later to take Les Rouges et Blancs through to the quarter-finals.

Full Report

City were poor in the first half as they had the lion's share of the possession, but were wasteful on the ball and created nothing before the break.

Leonardo Jardim's side signalled their intent early on when Mbappe forced Willy Caballero into a save in the seventh minute after getting on the end of Bakayoko's pass.

And they broke the deadlock moments later from a corner as Benjamin Mendy's cross was blocked and Bernardo Silva followed up to fire a low ball towards the near post, where Mbappe slotted home from inside the six-yard box.

Valere Germain was just inches away from doubling the hosts' advantage on 18 minutes with a strike from distance that fizzed over Caballero's crossbar.

Things got worse for the Citizens in the 29th minute when Fabinho levelled the tie with a first-time finish from 10 yards out after being picked out by Mendy's low cross on the left.

City improved in the second half and started asking questions of the home defence, with Sergio Aguero firing over from six yards out after being picked out by Sane's cutback from the left on 62 minutes.

Danijel Subasic was finally called into action three minutes later when he rushed out to deny Aguero, who had been played in by David Silva, while Sane hit the side-netting from a tight angle on the left as he looked to squeeze the ball past the advancing keeper.

But the visitors swung the tie back in their favour on 71 minutes as Kevin De Bruyne switched play to Raheem Sterling on the right and the winger cut inside to fire off a shot that Subasic parried to his right, where Sane reacted quickest to pounce at the back post.

However, Bakayoko turned the game on its head six minutes later when he directed a header into the bottom-right corner from Thomas Lemar's free-kick on the right.

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