After their draw against Huddersfield in the FA Cup, Manchester City came up against an in-form Monaco side in the first leg of their Champions League Round of 16 tie.
The Citizens and their French opponents fielded strong sides with Sergio Aguero, Yaya Toure and Kevin de Bruyne starting for the home side while hitman Radamel Falcao featured from the get-go for Monaco.
In what promised to be an interesting affair, both City and Monaco played expansive, attacking football from the first whistle. However, it took 26 minutes for Raheem Sterling to break the deadlock as he slid home Leroy Sane’s square pass.
Monaco replied six minutes later through Radamel Falcao, who came into the tie with a point to prove to English viewers after his failed loan spells at Manchester United and Chelsea.
The score stood at 2-1 in Monaco’s favour by half-time, but what unveiled in the second 45 minutes will be remembered for some time to come.
Five goals in the second half, including a beautiful chip by Falcao, resulted in a 5-3 scoreline as Manchester came back twice to end the night with a two-goal cushion ahead of their trip to the south of France.
With such good attacking displays by both teams, it’s hard to pick one outstanding player but who was your Man of the Match as City won 5-3 at the Etihad Stadium?
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