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Champions League: Man City ready for free-scoring Monaco in last 16 first leg


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Champions League: Man City ready for free-scoring Monaco in last 16 first leg

Manchester City are in Champions League action on Tuesday as they host Monaco in the first leg of their last 16 tie.

City are looking to reach the quarter-final stage for just the second time, but Pep Guardiola’s men face a stern test against the Ligue 1 leaders.

Captain Vincent Kompany misses the tie with the leg injury while left-back Gael Clichy faces a late fitness test following a back problem.

It is the first time these two teams have met in a competitive fixture and Monaco will be looking to get off to a good start at the Etihad Stadium.

Monaco drew their last league outing against Bastia but are top of the table and flying high.

In fact coach Leonardo Jardim’s men are the highest-scoring team out of all five major European domestic leagues having notched up 76 goals from 26 games.

With both sides only keeping one clean sheet each in this season’s Champions League plenty of goals is highly likely.

The other last 16 first leg tie sees Bayer Leverkusen host last season’s runners up Atletico Madrid.