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Champions League: Manchester City rally late to beat Monaco in eight-goal thriller

Manchester City came from behind twice to beat Monaco in an eight-goal thriller at the Etihad Stadium and inch closer to a quarter-final ticket in the Champions…

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Champions League: Manchester City rally late to beat Monaco in eight-goal thriller

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Manchester City came from behind twice to beat Monaco in an eight-goal thriller at the Etihad Stadium and inch closer to a quarter-final ticket in the Champions League.

The last 16 first-leg tie was enthralling from start to finish but Pep Guardiola’s men finished the stronger and scored three goals in the space of ten late minutes to secure a 5-3 victory.

Sergio Aguero scored twice while Raheem Sterling, John Stones and Leroy Sane also got on the scoresheet.

Colombian Radamel Falcao hit a brace either side of a Kylian Mbappe strike to give the French League 1 leaders a chance of a comeback in the second leg which takes place in the principality on 15 March.

There were also goals-a-plenty in the other last 16 first-leg tie on Tuesday when Atletico Madrid beat Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 in Germany.

Saul Niguez, Antoine Griezmann, Kevin Gameiro and Fernando Torres were all on target for last season’s runners up.

A goal from Karim Bellarabi and an own goal by Stefan Savic gave Leverkusen a glimmer of hope for the return leg but Atletico are now well and truly in the driving seat.