Date: 16th March 2017 at 10:02am
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Manchester City crashed out of the Champions League on away goals after losing 3-1 in Monaco on Wednesday night to draw the tie 6-6 after two thrilling legs.

Pep Guardiola’s side took a 5-3 lead to the Stade Louis II after a remarkable attacking display at the Etihad Stadium three weeks ago, but very little of that was seen on Wednesday night, with City labouring for the large majority of the encounter.

Defeat saw Guardiola exit the competition at the earliest stage of his managerial career, and it leaves the Citizens with only one genuine chance of silverware this term in the FA Cup.

It took Monaco just eight minutes to get themselves back into the tie, with the impressive Kylian Mbappe giving Leonardo Jardim’s men the lead, which was then doubled 21 minutes later through Fabinho’s fine finish.

City struggled to get a foothold and as it stood they were heading out, only for the in-form Leroy Sane to edge them in front 19 minutes from time when he reacted quickest to stab home after Danijel Subasic parried Raheem Sterling’s effort.

However, Monaco netted the all-important third just six minutes later when Timeoue Bakayoko headed Thomas Lemar’s free-kick past the despairing Willy Caballero.

It was a testing night for City which saw them exit the competition at the last 16 for the third time in four years, and unsurprisingly many supporters took to Twitter after the game to express their disappointment at City’s display, most notably in the first half…

Manager Guardiola also came in for much criticism from City fans, with his tactics and selection questioned by some…

While many blasted some of City’s star names for a below-par performance in Monaco…

And many turned their attentions to the rest of the campaign, placing particular emphasis on an FA Cup success this term…

 
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