Monaco vs Man City by Luke
Monaco actually had quite a good game away to Manchester City and had a nice lead and result till last twenty minutes of the game, but then paid the price of lack of concentration towards the end of the game. It was a very open minded game from both teams and effectivity in attack from the French side made the game look very attractive and made the English side step up and chase the result playing for a goal more.
They were back in the scoreline in 26th minute when Sterling brought the Citizens into the lead, but the French side quickly responded and reverted the scoreline within the first halfitme thanks to goals from Falcao and Mbappe. They had a great chance to improve the lead with a missed penalty kick by Falcao, but the same player brought them into the lead again after Aguero's equalizer in 58th minute, three minutes later - but then colappsed with three conceded goals from 71st till 82nd minute. The team also comes from a 2:1 victory at home against Bordeaux last weekend, as they continue to chase the title being first at the table with three points less than second placed PSG.
Central defender Kamil Glik (28/5) is suspended for this one, so Jemerson is available to partner up with Andrea Raggi. Offensive midfielder Boschilia (11/6) and forward Guido Carrillo (17/7) are injured and out. Midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko and striker Falcao are having knee and hip problems, but should be ready on time. Hosts should be playing in 4-4-2 formation with Falcao and Mbappe most likely as forwards.
Manchester City wasn't playing actually really well, especially disappointed a bit in defense, but still managed to recover and to get satisfying two goals margin victory in last twenty minutes of the game, getting actually more than solid result for the returning leg when having in mind how the game had developed.
It was quite a difficult game for the Citizens, but they reacted really well towards the end of the game and impressed in last twenty minutes of the game scoring three goals, in 71st via Aguero, six minutes later via Stones and sealed the final result by scoring fifth goal in 82nd minute via Sane. They also come from a 2:0 victory on the road against Middlesrough in quarter-finals of English FA Cup.
Central defender Vincent Kompany (3/0) is unfit after injury and probably won't play, while injured and out remain central midfielder Ilkay Gundogan (10/3) and forward Gabriel Jesus (4/3).
Visitors are set to play in 4-2-3-1 formation with Aguero as their central striker, plus Sane, SIlva and Sterling as offensive midfielder.
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 12 of Monaco's last 15 games (UEFA Champions League).
Monaco is now in a must situation to chase the two goals difference loss from the first game and it's something that grant us very open game from the first moment. French side obviously has plenty of quality in attack and will threaten a lot, but the English remain at least with similar chances to win on the road as their opponents. Can't see anything but a high scoring game again from both sides.