City Face Monaco Mo­ment of Truth

The Economic Times - - Sports: The Great Games -

A hotly an­tic­i­pated stag­ing post in Manch­ester City’s Pep Guardi­ola era ar­rives on Tues­day when Monaco visit the Eti­had Sta­dium in the first leg of the Cham­pi­ons League last 16. Guardi­ola was ap­pointed to take City to the next level on the Eu r op e a n s t a ge a nd he has al­ready mas­ter­minded a stir­ring 3 -1 win over his for­mer club Barcelona in the group phase. But Monaco have been ram­pant this sea­son, pow­er­ing to t he Ligue 1 sum­mit with a tally of 76 goals that is un­sur­passed in Europe’s five ma­jor leagues, and 1:15am v

1:15am v Guardi­ola is keenly aware of the dan­ger they pose.

“My im­pres­sion against PSG and from what I’ve seen is they’re a re­ally strong team,” he said re­cently of Leonardo Jardim’s side, puff­ing out his cheeks for ef­fect.

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