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Posted February 23, 2017

"At this club, the recent history is quite good but for a long time Manchester City were not in the Champions League". Both goals came after highly questionable defending on City's part, and the center back pairing of Nicolas Otamendi and John Stones had a very poor outing. At that stage, Monaco - the highest-scoring team in Europe's top leagues - was threatening to score at will and City looked like it was heading out of the competition.

With striker Radamel Falcao - also a scorer of two goals at the Etihad - playing in front of an attacking-midfield three of Kylian Mbappe, Bernardo Silva and Thomas Lemar, and fullbacks Djibril Sidibe and Benjamin Mendy regularly powering forward, Monaco has a fearsome attacking unit that overwhelmed City on the break.

Jardim's charges have been in sensational form domestically this season, scoring 76 goals in their 26 league matches which has given them a three-point advantage at the summit.

But City came roaring back in the second half.

"It is one of the most handsome competitions to play, maybe not the most important, but the most attractive and we have to do our best".

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Two lethal counter-attacks in the opening 25 minutes put the 2014 and 2016 finalists in the driving seat, with Saul Niguez and Antoine Griezmann on target, and gave it the edge for a quarterfinal spot for the ninth time. That eventually gifted Fabinho a chance to cross for Falcao, who scored on a diving header in his return to Manchester after a failed spell with City's rival, United.

The ex-Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss urged his players to grasp a "beautiful" occasion, acknowledging City's vast riches can not buy the familiarity and ease with major European nights that were second nature to his previous employers.

Guardiola was incensed in his technical area, revealing afterward his frustration at being unable to control a chaotic game.

Anyone except for the extremely unlucky punter, who was just minutes away from bagging himself €34,000 ($50,000 NZD) during City's memorable 5-3 win over the Ligue 1 leaders.

Falcao then picked up a punt forward, powered past Stones easily and then produced a handsome chip over Caballero to make up for his spot-kick blunder in superb fashion.

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That set the tone for a chaotic final 30 minutes, which Jardim said was played at "150 per cent speed".

Monaco capitalized on that reprieve by getting in behind Man City's leaky back line again.

Manchester City will be without captain Vincent Kompany, who was expected to play in their FA Cup match with Huddersfield at the weekend but the Belgian pulled out a day before after "feeling something in his leg" according to manager Pep Guardiola.

"It really hurts to let in five goals".

He told a post-match news conference, "We are going to fly to Monaco to score as many goals as possible. We are still there".

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