Manchester City vs. Monaco aggregate score, highlights: Guardiola's men crash out of Champions League
Monaco got through on away goals thanks to their goals in Manchester in first leg
Manchester City crashed out of the Champions League in the round of 16 on Wednesday, falling 3-1 at Monaco as the French side advanced to the quarterfinals on away goals after finishing 6-6 on aggregate.
With a 5-3 lead entering this one, City went with an attacking lineup that missed close chances and lacked precise passing to do damage, as a late goal from Monaco turned the tide.
The hosts got off to a flying start, scoring two goals in the opening half hour. It was young star Kylian Mbappe with his 11th goal in as many matches, finishing at the front post just eight minutes in.
Then it was Fabinho, in the right place at the right time, to leave City stunned, making it 2-0 before the half-hour mark.
With the result standing at 5-5 on aggregate and Monaco leading on away goals, City just had to score to get back into it. But chance after chance was wasted, including a close one from Sergio Aguero that looked like a sure bet, and City looked done.
That was until Leroy Sane came to the rescue with just under 20 minutes to go.
The tables turned, and City held a 6-5 aggregate lead, meaning Monaco needed another goal to make it 6-6 and have, yet again, the away-goals advantage. And the French side got it. Tiemoue Bakayoko scored the deciding goal 13 minutes from time with a delicious header, beating Willy Caballero at the front post.
City needed one more goal to again regain the advantage, but it couldn’t do it, with Kevin De Bruyne wasting two free kick chances.
In the end, Pep Guardiola’s UCL dream with City vanishes in France, while an impressive Monaco moves on to join Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus, Leicester City and Atletico Madrid in the quarterfinals.
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