Manchester City take a 5-3 lead to Monaco this evening (7.45pm kick-off) as they look to seal a place alongside Premier League champions Leicester City in the last eight of the Champions League.

The Foxes impressively knocked La Liga title contenders Sevilla out of the competition on Tuesday after winning 2-0 at the King Power Stadium, and Pep Guardiola’s City will look to join them by getting the job done at the Stade Louis II this evening.

A brace from Sergio Aguero as well as goals from Raheem Sterling, John Stones, and Leroy Sane has given the Citizens a two-goal cushion going into tonight’s return leg, but they’ll be wary of a side that have scored 84 goals in Ligue 1 this term, 52 of which have come at home.

And in Radamel Falcao and Kylian Mbappe, Monaco have the players to seriously hurt City, and given that they netted three times at the Etihad Stadium three weeks ago, and could easily have had more, Leonardo Jardim’s men will know that they are certainly not out of this tie yet.

Nonetheless, Guardiola and his side should be confident of getting the result needed this evening to progress, and here are THREE reasons why they will do just that…

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