Keane: Manchester City players not good enough for Guardiola game plan

The French side knocked City out via away goals on a 6-6 aggregate after overturning a 5-3 deficit from the last-16 opening leg at the Stade Louis II.

Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim was delighted after his players rectified the costly mistakes they made in Manchester that threatened to undermine their European aspirations.

"The second half didn't reflect the whole scoreline". It would be tiring for us to think about running the clock down, that would be a huge mistake, to think about what we have done (already).

20 - Since the current format of the tournament has been in place, there have been 20 instances of a side scoring three or more away goals in the first leg of a Champions League knockout tie and all of them have progressed.

"We were able to play very well in the first half, we pressed them well. I'll never forget how they take care of me and give me everything", he said. We were a little slow in everything we did in the first half, that's why playing against Europe's top teams is hard.

City led 5-3 after the first leg but trailed inside 10 minutes when Kylian Mbappe stabbed home from close range, with Fabinho levelling the scores on aggregate before the interval.

"But in the end we conceded that goal".

Basically, City are a bit of an expensive mess at the moment and Pep's got a hell of a job on to fix it.

How Barcelona scripted historic turnaround against PSG
Barcelona pulled it off. "If you play Barcelona in the Champions League, it's a special night [already]", Draxler told ESPN FC. He then made the pass that Sergi Roberto tapped in for the dramatic victor in the fifth and final minute of stoppage time.

City's elimination meant for a first time that Guardiola, who twice won the Champions League with Barcelona, had failed to take a side at least as far as the semi-finals.

"We are a team that wanted to defend aggressively without the ball". From the first kick of the second half they went long and the gaps appeared.

This competition is so demanding.

"I'm making the most of it and I hope it's just the beginning", Mbappe said.

"Pep Guardiola doesn't go out there and spend the bulk of his money on defenders".

He said: "I came here to win the Champions League?".

"These two days I think the manager is going to try to help out defensively because, and you guys know, his way is to attack, not to defend, but when we attack we need to have that equilibrium to control those guys up front for Monaco".

Big-money signing John Stones struggled again and Monaco's winning goal epitomised the fragility of the visitors' defensive backline, as the impressive Bakayoko was allowed a free header eight yards from goal.


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