Monaco head coach, Leonardo Jardim, has maintained his excellent record against English teams when his side
defeated Manchester City on Wednesday to qualify for the quarter finals of the UEFA Champions League.
Tiemoue Bakayoko’s header 13 minutes from time gave the League 1 side the needed victory to progress to the next stage of the competition having played 5-3 at Etihad last month.
Jardim led Monaco past Arsenal at the same last-16 stage two years ago and his side won Group E this time around thanks to a pair of 2-1 wins over Tottenham, who were eliminated, Sports Opera reports.
Jardim said during a post-match press conference that, “We knocked out the second-placed [third] team in the Premier League – this absolutely shows the quality of French football.”
“We did a great first half, where City had no play,” Jardim added. “Everybody is happy. We had a great match and we deserve this qualification.”