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Saturday 24 of February 2024

Five-star City Edge Thriller with Monaco


Manchester City's Leroy Sane celebrates scoring their fifth goal with team mates, Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England - 21/2/17,photo: Reuters/Lee Smith, Livepic
Manchester City's Leroy Sane celebrates scoring their fifth goal with team mates, Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England - 21/2/17,photo: Reuters/Lee Smith, Livepic
Manchester City came out on top in an epic Champions League battle against Monaco as late goals by John Stones and Leroy Sane secured a 5-3 victory in a last 16 first-leg tie on Tuesday

 

MANCHESTER, England – Manchester City came out on top in an epic Champions League battle against Monaco as late goals by John Stones and Leroy Sane secured a 5-3 victory in a last 16 first-leg tie on Tuesday that had goals galore and a missed penalty.

City took the lead through Raheem Sterling but were then playing catch-up as Monaco drew level thanks to Radamel Falcao’s header and went ahead with a powerful finish from 18-year-old Kylian Mbappé five minutes before halftime.

South American poachers Sergio Agüero for City and Falcao, who also missed a penalty, then traded blows with Agüero equalizing for 2-2 and then 3-3 after Falcao’s exquisite chip gave Monaco the lead for the second time at The Etihad.

City, however, then pulled clear as Stones tapped in at the far post and Sane rolled the ball into an empty net to give City a two-goal advantage ahead of the return on March 15.

TOBY DAVIS