MONACO 3-1 MANCHESTER CITY (6-6 AGG): PEP GUARDIOLA'S SIDE CRASHED OUT IN STYLE AS THEIR DEFENC
City were handed hope by Leroy Sane's late goal but Tiemoue Bakayoko fired back spectacularly at the other end
Guardiola's men were knocked out of the Champions League by a late Tiemoue Bakayoko goal.
Leroy Sane had given Man-City hope that they could see out the onslaught of Monaco, but unfortunately a late strike proved costly.
City conceded in the first eight minutes of the game when hotshot striker wonderkid Kylian Mbappe prodded home from close range.
Kylian Mbappe celebrating his goal against Man-City
Fabinho then hit home and turn the tie around, meaning Manchester City had to score.
That goal came as the game in the final stretch, with Sane slamming home into the roof of the net.
But Bakayoko sealed the win when he hit home 12 minutes from time.
Sergio Aguero appeared frustrated
Manchester City were their own worst enemies, conceding twice inside the first-half hour through sloppy defending.
Monaco's happy players celebrate at full-time whistle after booking their place in the Champions League quarter-finals
Pep Guardiola yell in anger and stamps his feet on the bench after his side concede a third goal on the night.
City's disorganisation allowed Monaco to level the tie on aggregate, before Leroy Sane's goal put them ahead, only for slack marking to gift Monaco a third goal and victory.
Bakayoko's strike sent Monaco through
Kevin De Bruyne has been one of City's most impressive players this season, not scoring as freely as last term, but showing greater influence in games.
Here, however, he had a bad first-half, before raising his game after the break, his fine ball to Raheem Sterling starting the move that led to City's vital goal.
But at this level, with so much at stake, De Bruyne just needed to produce more playing against a brilliant Monaco side.
Leroy Sane celebrating his goal but it was not enough to save his side
Pep Guardiola is an experienced and revered coach but he got it spectacularly wrong last night, by trying to go toe-to-toe with Monaco, the highest scorers in Europe's top divisions this season with 123 goals.
Fernandinho was left to offer protection to the defence, City were left vulnerable and exposed, and paid a heavy price for Guardiola's gamble, which dramatically backfired.
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