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Manchester City 5-3 Monaco : Great Show of Entertaining Football

Manchester City had their way through the first leg of the round of 16, winning the French side Monaco, in a game that produced 8 goals.

Manchester City had this win but their usual defending issues was very eminent in their play which saw them concede three goals and having to take the lead thrice before the end of the game.

It took 27 minutes before Raheem Sterling was able to register a goal for City but the French side were more determined and energetic and this yielded for the Visitors two goals before half time and a lead into the break.

Falcao had his first goal in to level the game with a diving header, assisted by Fabinho’s right wing cross in the 32nd minute. The game would have had City leading again as a penalty kick was denied City as Aguero was clearly tripped by Subasic’s outstretched leg as he dribbled round him. A card was given the Argentinian for diving.

Mbappe gave Monaco the lead before break with a incredible run, anticipating Fabinho chipped a free-kick into the City box which opened up the big defensive issues of the English side, Otamendi failing to clear the ball allowed the youngster to score from Close range.

Radamel Falcao had the opportunity early in the second 45 to put his team ahead from the penalty Spot but failed as the City goal keeper was up to the task. To make things worst for Monaco, Aguero picked up from where the rest had stopped leveling the game twice to ensure Falcao's had work was Void.

John Stones and Leroy Sane gave City a win in the last minutes of the game though they are to proceed with an advantage over the French side but the away goals at the Ethiad Stadium might speak against them in Monaco come 15th of Match.

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