Clichy: Man City players to blame for European exit

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Sane celebrates his goal.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola shows his frustration on the bench as his side loses to Monaco in the Champions League last 16 tie on Wednesday night.

But he said that City would come back stronger next term.

Trailing 5-3 from the first leg of their Round of 16 match, Monaco made the ideal start.

The hosts repeated their attacking approach in the 29th minute, as Brazilian midfielder Fabinho put left back Benjamin Mendy's stitching cross into the net.

Leroy Sane scored in the 71st minute - just reward for the Premier League side's improvement during the second period - but Bakayoko had the final word.

Guardiola also admitted that he may have struggled to communicate his wishes to his players at Stade Louis II, especially in the first half when City quickly slipped 2-0 down.

But it was not enough, and Monaco's players rushed to the centre circle to mob each other as the final whistle blew.

But it was not enough, and Monaco's lap of honor was richly deserved. And Monaco's record against English teams in knockout European competition is superlative.


The outcome was a 3-1 loss (6-6 on aggregate) and defeat on away goals.

The league leaders suffered a blow before kick-off as Radamel Falcao, failed to recover from a hip injury in time and was replaced by the versatile Valere Germain.

French striker Valere Germain took his place, linking up in a 4-3-3 flanked by Bernardo Silva and Mbappe - who tormented City's defense with his blistering pace and trickery.

"Maybe a team that wins a treble will still make changes just like a team that does not win the Champions League will make changes".

With Bayern, he fell in three straight semi-finals in his three years in charge, while City reached the last four for the first time in their history last season, losing to Real Madrid.

That was one of the best nights in the club's history, and the fans wanted another one.

The Exploding Heads break down who would win in a showdown between the cities of Manchester and Liverpool.

"Our difference is smaller, we need to win by two goals, but that does not take the level of difficulty". "But they could pass and pass the ball". The inevitable second seemed inevitable when it came, with the impressive Lemar starting the move. He considers Monaco right up there with the best attacking sides he's faced. Against a Monaco defense which has been poor all season, Agüero will feel he should have gotten at least one goal. His play picked up in the second half when City really needed it, but it was simply a night where City couldn't finish their chances and were always left wanting more.

Watching from the sidelines has given Aguero the chance to see what is expected.

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