Champions League: Mbappe v Sane

Monaco v Manchester City

"The club has full confidence in me, the staff and my team mates make me feel important", said Falcao, who scored two but missed a potentially decisive penalty in Monaco's 5-3 defeat in the first leg in Manchester. City will have to be disciplined and it could be that the second leg is a more cagey affair than the first game.

Here are five things we learned from the thrilling tie.

"I think we can reach the final, but of course the other teams will think the same and that doesn't make it easier", the Belgium worldwide told "It will be very tough against Monaco, they're doing extremely well at the moment, but we are very positive and if we beat them we are through to the quarter-finals". They are a preposterously young and athletic team, and they utilized their speed and strength advantage over City by running right over them.

Mendy's cross was blocked with a sliding tackle by center half John Stones, the loose ball fell to Silva and his drilled pass was tucked away. But it would be harsh to hold the pair totally to account for City's defensive woes. Guardiola opted for Fernandinho in central midfield with Yaya Toure left on the bench.

A City goal seemed inevitable as Monaco were visibly tiring and barely hanging on.

Bernadao Silva and Thomas Lemar connecting well with the former sending a low cross into the box where Fabinho was to tap-in beneath Willy Caballero.

He opened the scoring against Manchester City after just eight minutes and had the ball in the net for a second time shortly after, only to be flagged for offside.

The striker was on target again last Friday as he helped Nice come from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Caen. A number of Europe's elite clubs are in need of a new forward this summer and, alongside the likes of Paulo Dybala and Romelu Lukaku, Mbappé will find himself in high demand come July.

The Champions League match between Monaco and Manchester City is set to start at 7.45pm GMT (2.45pm ET, 1.15am IST).

As such, there have been two days of intensive work on defending and recent performances might even suggest Guardiola's team are finally getting to grips with what he wants.

The match will take place at the Stade Louis II stadium in Monaco. You can always say that after the game.

They forced their way back into the game as Leroy Sane swept in after Subasic parried Raheem Sterling's low strike - only for the hosts to hit back quickly through Tiemoue Bakayoko's header 12 minutes from time.

Monaco can score in many, ways, so the best way is to score goals.

The Italian made one frightful mistake that should have been punished, as he went to the ground instead of pressuring Sane.



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