Guardiola enjoyed Man City success but still rates Monaco

Aguero led the club's Champions League to fight-back against Monaco on Tuesday, scoring two goals in the process. Finally, a kind draw and a chance to banish memories from a succession of harrowing exits. "It was a marvellous game - everybody enjoyed it in the stadium and at home". Monaco were in town, the first of three victims in Spurs' inevitable passage through Group E.

Sané made sure of the victory with a close range tap-in from Aguero's pass in the 82nd minute, allowing the home side to hold out for a massive victory ahead of the second-leg. At that stage, Monaco - the highest-scoring team in Europe's top leagues - was threatening to score at will and City looked like it was heading out of the competition.

Such is his change in status and importance that he was one of the few players rested by Guardiola for the FA Cup match at Huddersfield on Saturday ahead of City's match against Monaco in the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday.

City boss Pep Guardiola, who has reached the semi-finals of the Champions League in each of the last seven seasons as a manager and has won it in 2009 and 2011, faces a stern test against the Ligue 1 leaders. "He knows, everyone knows", Guardiola told reporters on Monday. "They have fantastic players". "Their strikers Radamel Falcao and Valere Germain are killers in the box". He too gave Stones and Otamendi a chasing, dragging them around the pitch, holding them off, toying with them before pouncing when he had to. The very important thing was to score more goals.

If he were left out of such a big game it would surely signal the beginning of the end of his City career.

We saw again on Wednesday night that City's defence is something they have to work on - but it should not be their focus in Monaco. Jardim's team has momentum, confidence, skill, power and balance.

"The old and young guys in the team played awesome". Overall, they have a complete, talented and young team. "They are so, so strong in that area", he added. "They're able to score two or three or four goals, but okay it's a good result".

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Monaco answered soon after, with Falcao heading home following a terrible giveaway from goalkeeper Willy Caballero.

"We played a good match, but we gave away presents and let in five goals", said defender Andrea Raggi. Tactically, it's an attacking team.

Who do City need to stop?

City created chance after chance when they got past the Monaco midfield and exposed their centre-halves, so I am not surprised that Guardiola wants them to do more of the same next time they meet.

"I thought I needed to make amends for what happened at other end so to get a goal on a personal level was delightful".

Are there any weaknesses?


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