Man City Crash Out of UCL

Monaco advanced to the Champions League quarterfinals ON 6-6 aggregate after a 3-1 victory against Manchester City in their round-of-16 second-leg tie on Wednesday.

Kylian Mbappe should have opened the scoring in the seventh minute after Tiemoue Bakayoko played the fleet-footed France striker in on Willy Caballero, but the City goalkeeper made a fine save of his powered shot to keep the game scoreless, ESPN reports.

Monaco players celebrating against City Credit:espnfc

However, it didn’t take long for Mbappe to make amends, as he was celebrating Monaco’s first just seconds later — the 18-year-old forward poking home from close range after Bernardo Silva’s low cross from the left found him unmarked at the near post.

And Monaco took the lead in the tie just before the half-hour mark — again through a low cross from the left — when Brazilian midfielder Fabinho slotted home Benjamin Mendy’s pulled back pass from the centre of the box.

Guardiola’s men found the breakthrough they were seeking in the 71st minute through in-form Leroy Sane, who pounced on a spilled Subasic save from a Raheem Sterling shot and fired into the roof of the net from close range.

Monaco struck back almost immediately, however, and sealed the tie on 77 minutes. From a set piece, Bakayoko wriggled free and guided his header past a helpless Caballero at the near post to put the hosts 3-1 up on the day and 6-6 on aggregate through the away goals rule.

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