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Monaco vs Manchester City: A tricky tie for Guardiola's men

Liam Hanna by Liam Hanna @LiamPHanna - 0 689

Pin Aguero and Co will face Monaco in the Champions League last 16. AFP
Aguero and Co will face Monaco in the Champions League last 16. AFP

Monaco vs Manchester City: A tricky tie for Guardiola's men

Liam Hanna by Liam Hanna @LiamPHanna - 0 689

Monaco will travel to Manchester for the first leg of this Champions League last 16 tie, before Guardiola's men face a tricky encounter at Stade Louis II.

Monaco could have faced Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Benfica, Bayer Leverkusen, Porto or Sevilla, but drew Guardiola's Manchester City.

Leonardo Jardim's side managed to progress to the knockout stages from an evenly matched group, which included Bayer Leverkusen, Tottenham and CSKA Moscow.

The Ligue 1 side's only defeat in the competition came in the final game of the group stage, after they had already qualified as leader of the group. Victories over Spurs home and away were key in qualification.

Pep Guardiola's side finished second in their group behind Barcelona, who City managed to beat 3-1 at the Etihad. With a possible front line of Aguero, De Bruyne, Silva and Sterling, Monaco have a lot to fear.

However, City aren't in the best of form at the moment, but they are likely to have improved by February. Despite City appearing the much stronger team on paper, expect a very even contest.

Liam Hanna

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