City Face Monaco Moment of Truth
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
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“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.