Manchester City's relationship with the Champions League is a difficult one. It's a marriage that's definitely in need of some hard work, though Pep Guardiola is proving to be one of the best counsellors for the job. If Tuesday's extraordinary 5-3 victory over Monaco doesn't get the supporters on side with the competition, then it's probably a lost cause.
While the match was a masterclass in how not to defend and the result doesn't leave City in an unassailable position ahead of the second leg,...
MANCHESTER, England -- Sometimes, the football takes over, and everything that went before -- the bitterness, the grudges, the sense of not belonging -- simply evaporates, with the image of a stunning goal or crucial save becoming the focal point.
Manchester City supporters will remember the night their team produced an incredible fight back to defeat AS Monaco 5-3 at the Etihad Stadium -- not because they gave UEFA another earful or booed the officials off at half-time but because Sergio Aguero...
Any thoughts of a cagey Champions League knockout tie were thrown out and replaced by utter slapstick at the Etihad. A thriller ended with Monaco melting in the face of a pulsating comeback by Manchester City, whose own Achilles heel had been their initial undoing. Character shone through, however; who could bet against the same thing happening in the second leg?
MANCHESTER, England -- Three quick thoughts from a wonderful Champions League evening at the Etihad Stadium as Manchester City rallied from 3-2 down to defeat AS Monaco 5-3 in their round-of-16 first leg Tuesday.
1. City edge a thriller to keep European hopes alive
If manager Pep Guardiola was hired to bring Champions League glory to Manchester City, he has brought European entertainment in abundance. A ludicrously eventful game saw City conjure victory, by two goals, from the jaws of defeat, but...
The Champions League can sometimes prove to a dull affair. Not Tuesday night. Oh no. Just the 14 goals, incident aplenty as Man City beat Monaco 5-3 and Atletico overcame Bayer Leverkusen 4-2. The night that European football showed it's back!
Things started off quite well. Raheem Sterling netted for City in the first half an hour, while Atletico Madrid went 2-0 up.
Sterling! Brilliant from Sane and SIlva to set him up. 1-0