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  • Raheem Sterling put City in front with a close-range finish after good work from Sane.
  • Falcao's header gave Monaco an instant reply before Mbappe fired his side in front.
  • Sergio Aguero equalised but Falcao immediately restored Monaco's lead with a dazzling chip.
  • Aguero's stunning volley restored parity to the scoreline on 70 minutes before Stones gave City the lead for the second time from a corner.
  • Sane, who was simply superb, scored the fifth after being teed up by Aguero.
  • Saul Niguez gave Atletico Madrid the lead against Bayer Leverkusen with a stunning effort.
  • Antoine Griezmann doubled Atletico's lead thanks to good work from Gameiro.
  • Karim Bellarabi pulled one back for Bayer early in the second half, but Gameiro restored his side's two-goal advantage from the spot.
  • Leverkusen halved the deficit once again through Julian Brandt, but Fernando Torres was on hand to give his boyhood club a two-goal cushion going into the second leg.
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Champions League last 16 fixtures [kick-off 7:45pm]

Manchester City 5-3 Monaco

Bayer Leverkusen 2-4 Atletico Madrid

Full-time: Manchester City 5-3 Monaco

Incredible, absolutely incredible. The game had everything: wondrous attacking, woeful defending, baffling officiating and yellow cards aplenty.

It's tough to truly surmise that game, to be honest. If the second leg is half as good, we're in for a treat.

Have a good night.

Full-time: Bayer Leverkusen 2-4 Atletico Madrid

We're into stoppage time at the Etihad. Only three minutes, but don't rule out another couple of goals.

Third and final change for City as Navas replaces Sterling, who seems to be struggling with a knock.

GOAL! Bayer Leverkusen 2-4 Atletico Madrid (Torres)

Guardiola attempts to shore things up as Fernando replaces Aguero. The forward receives a standing ovation from the adoring City fans.

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An incredible ball from David Silva finds Aguero, who picks his head up and finds Sane. The young German can't miss and has deserved a goal; he's been excellent today.

It was almost 5-4 straight away but Caballero denies Falcao from scoring a third with his feet. Just over five minutes left to play.

Bernardo Silva has made way for Joao Moutinho.

GOAL! Manchester City 5-3 Monaco (Sane)

Fabinho the NINTH player to be booked after fouling Sane.

Aguero has answered some critics this evening. He's just drawn a fine save from Subasic as he searches for his hat-trick goal.

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Superb ball from De Bruyne is glanced into the path of Stones by Toure, and the defender cushions it home from close range. The England international has atoned for his earlier error and has given Guardiola's men the advantage.

But will it stay that way? 12 minutes to go, Monaco's Mbappe makes way for Germain.

GOAL! Manchester City 4-3 Monaco (Stones)

The referee is going to caution himself in a minute. Eight yellow cards so far, the latest going to Bernardo for a pull on De Bruyne.

Zabaleta has just been shown a yellow card for dissent after Lemar was fouled by Silva. Tensions are running high at the Etihad, and the referee has not made any friends tonight.

Aguero drags City level again with an absolutely exquisite volley from Silva's corner. The Argentine kept his eye on the ball as it evaded everybody and gave Subasic no chance. What a game this has been so far.

GOAL! Manchester City 3-3 Monaco (Aguero)

Shouts for a Manchester City penalty waved away as Sterling is nudged by Mendy. Replays show the left-back did make contact with the ball.

You guessed it, Monaco spring an immediate attack but Mbappe can only find the side netting.

Elsewhere, Leverkusen have halved the deficit once again in Germany. Two scintillating Champions League ties on show this evening.

A man reborn.


What a game we have on our hands, but what poor defending from John Stones.

Bakayoko fires a long ball into the channel for Falcao, who brushes off the challenge from Stones, composes himself and chips Caballero supremely to bag his second of the evening. The Colombian is a man reborn, but it's dreadful from City once again.

Zabaleta has come on for Fernandinho, less than half an hour to play.

GOAL! Manchester City 2-3 Monaco (Falcao)

Some excellent work from Sterling finds Aguero, whose shot is not the most powerful but manages to squirm through Subasic and into the net.

Full credit to Sterling for picking the pocket of Bakayoko and providing an excellent pass for Aguero, but Subasic will not sleep well tonight. All square.

GOAL! Manchester City 2-2 Monaco (Aguero)

GOAL! Bayer Leverkusen 1-3 Atletico Madrid (Gameiro, pen)

Bakayoko the next in the referee's notebook after hauling down Sterling. It's not been a dirty game but there have been plenty of yellow cards.


Monaco seem undeterred by the penalty miss and are pinning City back. Mbappe stands up Otamendi and eventually forces a couple of corners from the hosts' backline. Jardim's men are a pleasure to watch.

The penalty is saved!

Falcao took an incredible amount of time to steady himself but in the end his spot kick was incredibly weak and easy for Caballero, who manages to gather the ball.

Could that prove to be the turning point?


GOAL! Bayer Leverkusen 1-2 Atletico Madrid (Bellarabi)

We're underway in the second half. Can City battle back?

A cry of frustration from Guardiola? There were plenty ringing out from the Etihad terraces at half-time.

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The boy looks special.

Penalty or not? Monaco scored immediately after the incident.

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Half-time: Manchester City 1-2 Monaco

It's not disappointed, unless you're a City fan. Both sides have created chances and have been allowed to play their natural game, but Monaco have been able to turn defence into attack in an instant and deservedly lead.

City did take the lead through Sterling, who may have been offside when poking home, but they were immediately pegged back when Caballero's poor distribution was eventually taken advantage of by a resurgent Falcao. Kylian Mbappe then gave his side the lead after some absolutely woeful defending by Guardiola's men; the teenager has lived up to the billing during the first half.

Can City fight back, will Monaco run riot? It's all finely poised ahead of the second half.

Kylian M'Bappe
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City almost find an equaliser after more good work from Sane but Raggi makes an important intervention. Monaco turn defence into attack in the blink of an eye but Falcao can only find the side netting.

Pathetic defending from Manchester City. One long ball from Fabinho beats the whole defence and finds M'Bappe, who fires past Caballero with real venom.

The 18-year-old has been dangerous throughout and has finally made City pay. The tie has been turned on its head completely in just eight minutes.

GOAL! Manchester City 1-2 Monaco (M'Bappe)

Monaco are really turning the screw now, full-backs Sidibe and Mendy are getting a lot of joy down the flanks. City are struggling to keep possession at the moment, while they have suffered a huge blow ahead of the return leg.

Raheem Sterling was shown a yellow card for dissent and will now miss the next match.


Aguero has been shown a yellow card for simulation. Subasic made contact with Argentine, but it probably should not have been a penalty either. It's bubbling under nicely at The Etihad.

A swift reply from Monaco but a nightmare from Caballero!

The Argentine gets his distribution all wrong and gives it straight to Silva, who quickly lays the ball of to Fabinho. The Brazilian delivers a wondrous cross searching for Falcao, who makes no mistake with a close range header. He has now scored 43 goals in 48 European matches. Game on!

GOAL! Manchester City 1-1 Monaco (Falcao)

Sane jinks past three majestically and plays a one-two with Silva. The dazzling German looks up and tees up his fellow young winger Sterling, who simply can't miss. Suspicions of offside, but what excellent work from Sane.

GOAL! Manchester City 1-0 Monaco (Sterling)

Sidibe picks up Monaco's second yellow card of the night for a cynical foul on Sane. 25 minutes gone.

Fernandinho sprays a pass out wide to De Bruyne, who fires in a teasing cross that Aguero just can't reach. Sterling then sees a shot blocked and Monaco eventually regroup.

Wonder if any Monaco players can dodge wrenches, because if they can...

Sane executes a superb scoop turn to get away from two defenders but can only find a Monaco man in the box.

Monaco almost open the scoring! Glik fails to get his effort on target from a few yards out after City fail to fully deal with a corner. Easily the best chance of the game.

M'bappe turns away from Otamendi superbly and finds the onrushing Mendy. The full-back stings the plams of Caballero, who can't quite gather, but the move is ended by Falcao straying offside.

Atletico Madrid have taken the lead against Bayer Leverkusen. Saul Niguez with an absolute belter.

Some sensational work from Bernardo Silva finds Falcao, who is stopped just in time by Sagna. Sterling and Aguero reply immediately but Monaco just about clear. Exciting stuff so far.

Sterling is adjudged offside again but is taking up very dangerous areas. He has seemingly been given license to roam by Guardiola and is making the most of that privilege.

Monaco are getting a lot of joy out of Fernandinho, who seems uncomfortable at left-back. Les Monegasques are pressing so high up the pitch during these early stages and are more than holding their own.

M'bappe initiates a one-man counterattack and almost goes all the way before eventually being stopped in his tracks by John Stones. Really exciting burst from the teenager, who is attracting plenty of attention.

Some good interplay from City opens up some space from Sane, who is fed by Silva. The Spaniard's pass was not well-timed, though, and the German fires over. Lots of verve from both teams so far.

Glik receives the first yellow card of the evening for a silly foul on Sane.

Monaco win another corner down their right hand side. Toure heads clear but Lemar picks up the pieces before eventually shooting wide. Not troubling Caballero at all.

Caballero gets his distribution all wrong after being closed down by M'bappe. City manage to play their way out of trouble but Fernandinho's delivery is easily claimed by Subasic.

Monaco pressure City right from the off and win a corner out of Otamendi. They play it short but Raggi could not get on the end of the eventual cross.

Toure plays in Sterling after some strong running from De Bruyne but the Englishman was ruled offside.

Falcao gets proceedings underway. Still loads of empty seats at The Etihad.

The Champions League anthem is met by a chorus of boos from the City supporters, who still have a bone to pick with UEFA about their club's recent treatment. Kick-off imminent.

Players from both sets of teams have been put through their paces ahead of kick-off, which is just moments away. The teams are walking out onto the pitch.

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Less than 10 minutes until kick-off. It's set up to be a cracker; let's hope it pans out that way.

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It's a good thing Manchester City have such a mean defence. Falcao, who had two dreadful loan spells at Manchester United and Chelsea, is a man reborn in the principality with 20 goals in 26 games this season.

Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim has revealed his desire to coach in the Premier League, further fuelling rumours that he could be in line to replace Arsene Wenger.

Jardim is reportedly one of the four targets that the Gunners are keeping tabs on in case Wenger decides to leave in the summer and has spoken about his ambition to coach in England.

"Well, I think that all managers and players want to coach and play at the highest level and, today, the Premier League is perhaps the biggest national league in Europe and everyone would like to have the opportunity to coach here," the 42-year-old said.

Could Jardim rock up at The Emirates Stadium in the near future?

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It's all very exciting, isn't it.

Will Les Monegasques emerge victorious once again?

Seven changes for Manchester City this evening, with the main source of intrigue being Willy Caballero's inclusion over Claudio Bravo. The Chilean was dropped by Guardiola in mid-January and in that time Caballero has only conceded once in four matches.

With Guardiola plumping for the Argentine for such a crucial match, is Bravo facing a fight to salvage his Manchester City career?

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17-year-old Kai Havertz starts up front for Leverkusen tonight, alongside Javier Hernandez. The teenager is highly thought of in Germany...

The Etihad - which is sold out this evening - is somewhat of a European fortress for Manchester City.

Gameiro was in fine form on the weekend. Toprak and Dragovic will have their hands full with the Frenchman, while there is also the small matter of a certain Mr Griezmann...

Manchester City's substitutes: Bravo, Zabaleta, Fernando, Nolito, Navas, Delph, Iheanacho

Monaco's substitutes: De Sanctis, Dirar, Moutinho, Carrillo, Germain, Diallo, Toure

Claudio Bravo
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Atletico Madrid: Moya, Vrsaljko, Savic, Gimenez, Filipe Luis, Gabi, Saul, Koke, Carrasco, Griezmann, Gameiro.


Bayer Leverkusen: Leno, Henrichs, Dragovic, Toprak, Wendell, Aranguiz, Kampl, Bellarabi, Brandt, Chicarito, Havertz.


Monaco: Subasic, Mendy, Sidibe, Glik, Raggi, Fabinho, Bakayoko, Bernardo Silva, Lemar, M'bappe, Falcao.

A sneak peek into Monaco's dressing room.


Manchester City: Caballero, Sagna, Stones, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Toure, Sane, Silva, De Bruyne, Sterling, Aguero.

A sneak peek inside City's dressing room and a statistic that bodes well for Monaco.

Pep Guardiola will not have Vincent Kompany available to him for his tonight's game but Gael Clichy could feature after shaking off a back problem.

Kompany has struggled severely with injuries over the last two years but is not far away from returning to the first team fold, according to Guardiola, who also has a decision to make over who between Claudio Bravo and Willy Caballero starts between the sticks.

"(Vincent) Kompany is not ready for tomorrow, I think it won't be long," Guardiola said in his press conference. "The Huddersfield game he will be ready. Gael Clichy had a problem in his back, but he is much, much better. Maybe he will be back tomorrow.

Vincent Kompany

Good evening and welcome to IB Times UK's coverage of Manchester City's last-16 Champions League clash against Monaco.

City are not playing the most glamorous side left in the competition, but they are certainly coming up against one of the most dangerous. Monaco have scored over 100 goals already this season and helped end Tottenham's campaign in Europe's most prestigious competition at the group stage.

Leonardo Jardim's men have previous of knocking out English opposition at this stage of the Champions League; Monaco surprisingly edged out Arsenal in the last-16 two years ago. Guardiola's side do not have the sturdiest defence but they do have a wealth of attacking talent that is more than capable of taking the Ligue 1 leaders apart. It promises to be a cracker.

Elsewhere, Bayer Leverkusen face Atletico Madrid at the Bayer Arena. Roger Schmidt's men are striving to reach the last eight of the Champions League for the first time in almost a decade, while Atletico will hope make light work of the Bundesliga outfit and progress closer towards their third European final in four years.

Stick with us for all the action as it happens.

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