Date: 23rd February 2017 at 10:03am
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Manchester City will take a two-goal lead to Monaco in a fortnight’s time after overcoming the French side 5-3 in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday.

Pep Guardiola’s side have been in decent form in the last few weeks, but twice found themselves behind to the Ligue 1 leaders, with Radamel Falcao’s exquisite chip the pick of the visitors’ goals.

However, a brace from Sergio Aguero and strikes from Raheem Sterling, John Stones, and Leroy Sane secured the victory for the Citizens, who will head to the Stade Louis II in two weeks’ time confident of reaching the last eight.

While there was victory for City, there was defeat for Premier League champions Leicester, who went down 2-1 at Sevilla on Wednesday night.

The Spanish outfit, currently third in La Liga and just three points behind leaders Real Madrid, saw a penalty well-saved by Foxes goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel in a first half they dominated, getting their rewards midway through it thanks to Pablo Sarabia’s header.

They doubled their advantage just after the hour mark through Joaquin Correa and looked set to take a healthy lead to the King Power Stadium in a fortnight’s time, only for Jamie Vardy to net a crucial away goal for Claudio Ranieri’s side 17 minutes from the end.

Unsurprisingly, many supporters took to social media to express their views on this week’s games, with many praising Manchester City’s efforts to overcome Monaco in an eight-goal thriller at the Etihad…

Several fans lauded Aguero’s return to form after his brace, while some also recognised Sterling’s excellent performance on Tuesday night…

Leicester looked down and out with 20 minutes to go in Seville, yet Vardy’s crucial away goal has given many Foxes supporters renewed hope going into the second leg…

While goalkeeper Schmeichel was lauded for his first half display, with his penalty save one of many stops that kept the Premier League champions in the tie…

 
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