RADAMEL FALCAO will NOT play in the second leg for Monaco against Manchester City.In a major boost for Pep Guardiola, the 21-goal striker does not even make the bench.The Man City boss has also pulled a shock move of his own, dropping centre-back Nicolas Otamendi to the bench.Aleksandar Kolarov will start at centre-back.TEAMSManchester City: Caballero, Sagna, Stones, Kolarov, Clichy, Fernandinho, Sivla, De Bruyne, Sane, Silva, Aguero.Subs: Bravo, Zabaleta, Navas, Delph, Otamendi, Toure, Iheanacho.Monaco: To Follow...City glossed over defensive failings in the Etihad cracker with three goals in the last 19 minutes.Twice behind, Guardiola's men saw Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero twice, John Stones and the outstanding Leroy Sane down the fluent Frenchman.But Leonardo Jardim's exciting side will expect to up the pressure even more at home against City's creaky rearguard.When is Monaco v Manchester City?City visit the high-flying Frenchman at 7.45pm on Wednesday.Where can I watch the … [Read more...] about Monaco vs Manchester City team news: Radamel Falcao OUT for Monaco as Pep Guardiola drops Nicolas Otamendi
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PEP GUARDIOLA fears his proud Champions League record is under threat from Monaco’s ‘killers’.Manchester City face Europe’s top scorers in tonight’s last-16 first leg.Guardiola has never failed to reach the semi-finals in seven seasons as a boss. Keep up to date with ALL the CHAMPIONS LEAGUE news, gossip, transfers and goals plus fixtures, results and live match commentary But he warned: “Their strikers Radamel Falcao and Valere Germain are killers in the box.“The full-backs play like wingers and the wingers play like attacking midfielders. They are a complete team.”French league leaders Monaco have smashed in 76 goals this term — 13 more than anyone else in the continent’s big five leagues.And City boss Guardiola, 46, added: “They are the most successful team in Europe in terms of scoring goals.“They have a huge quality in that they don’t need too many chances. They attack with a lot of … [Read more...] about Manchester City vs Monaco: Pep Guardiola fears French side’s ‘killers in the box’ Radamel Falcao and Valere Germain
MANCHESTER CITY players were put through their paces today ahead of the Champions League clash at home to Monaco.But Pep Guardiola will once again be without club captain Vincent Kompany who is unavailable for Tuesday's last-16 clash against the French Ligue 1 outfit with the leg injury that forced him to miss the FA Cup tie at Huddersfield.But spirits appeared to be high as the City stars worked hard on the Etihad Campus training centre. Monaco's stars had the luxury of doing their work at the Etihad Stadium itself. Keep up to date with ALL the MANCHESTER CITY and MONACO news, gossip, transfers and goals on our club page plus fixtures, results and live match commentaryAnd one player in particular looked thrilled to be back in Manchester - despite some torrid memories of his time in the north west. Radamel Falcao was all smiles on the green grass of the Etihad. He had obviously forgotten all about his time at near-neighbours Manchester United where he hardly … [Read more...] about Manchester City vs Monaco: Pep Guardiola’s side train ahead of Champions League clash at the Etihad… while Monaco’s stars are also in similarly relaxed mood
MANCHESTER CITY are desperate to make a statement in the Champions League having failed to get progress past the semi-finals when they were knocked out to Real Madrid last season.But boss Pep Guardiola will be fully aware of the quality Monaco possess.The French side are three points clear at the top of Ligue 1 having scored a staggering 75 goals in 25 league appearances this season. Keep up to date with ALL the Manchester City news, gossip, transfers and goals on our club page plus fixtures, results and live match commentaryHere's all the information you need ahead of the European tie.BT Sport 2 will show the clash live with coverage starting at 19:00pm.Alternatively you can keep up-to-date will all the action on SunSport's Live Blog.The Champions League first-leg tie at the Etihad kicks off at 19:45 on February Tuesday 21.Midfielder Ilkay Gundogan is a long-term absentee having been sidelined with an ACL knee injury.The French side will be without attacking midfielder … [Read more...] about What TV channel is Manchester City vs Monaco on, and what time does the game kick off?
MANCHESTER CITY are desperate to make a statement in the Champions League having failed to get progress past the semi-finals when they were knocked out to Real Madrid last season.But boss Pep Guardiola will be fully aware of the quality Monaco possess.FOLLOW UPDATES FROM MAN CITY VS MONACOThe French side are three points clear at the top of Ligue 1 having scored a staggering 75 goals in 25 league appearances this season. Keep up to date with ALL the Manchester City news, gossip, transfers and goals on our club page plus fixtures, results and live match commentaryHere's all the information you need ahead of the European tie.The Champions League first-leg tie at the Etihad kicks off at 19:45 on February Tuesday 21.BT Sport 2 will show the clash live with coverage starting at 19:00pm.Alternatively you can keep up-to-date will all the action on SunSport's Live Blog.Midfielder Ilkay Gundogan is a long-term absentee having been sidelined with an ACL knee injury.The French side … [Read more...] about What time does Manchester City vs Monaco kick off, what TV channel is match on and what is the latest team news?
MANCHESTER CITY captain Vincent Kompany misses the first leg of his team's Champions League last 16 tie with Monaco as his injury misery continues.Star striker Sergio Aguero starts for City, while Monaco wonderkid Kylian Mbappe, dubbed 'the new Thierry Henry' starts for Monaco as does the much coveted Bernardo Silva.The Belgian Kompany centre-back has been dogged by groin and calf injuries this season and has made just six appearances, not one in Europe.Guardiola had said on Monday that he hopes Kompany will be fit for the replay with Huddersfield on February 28. Monaco are without attacking midfielder Gabriel Boschilla as he recovers from a cruciate injury.But they have not found goals hard to come by this year, scoring 76 in 26 Ligue 1 games.Radamel Falcao, who had unhappy loans spells at Manchester United and Chelsea, is looking back to his best this season, with 16 league goals. The Champions League first-leg tie at the Etihad kicks off at 7:45pm on … [Read more...] about Manchester City vs Monaco team news: Sergio Aguero leads the line for City, Kylian Mbappe and Bernardo Silva start for Monaco
SERGIO AGUERO leads the line for Manchester City in their FA Cup fifth round tie at Huddersfield.Midfielder Aaron Mooy will miss the game - as his parent club are in fact City.FOLLOW THE LATEST SCORE UPDATES FROM THE FA CUPMeanwhile, fellow midfielders Jonathan Hogg and Kasey Palmer are both struggling with hamstring injuries. Keep up to date with ALL the Huddersfield Town and Manchester City news, gossip, transfers and goals on our club page plus fixtures, results and live match commentary.Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola is expected to make a host of changes ahead of their crucial Champions League showdown with Monaco on Tuesday evening.Aguero starts, with Gabriel Jesus set to miss at least two months with a metatarsal injury.Meanwhile, only long-term worries Ilkay Gundogan and Vincent Kompany are missing for City as they are set to still name a strong XI for the FA Cup clash.WHAT THEY SAIDHuddersfield head coach David Wagner: "When Huddersfield Town play against Man City is it … [Read more...] about Huddersfield vs Manchester City team news and line-ups: Sergio Aguero makes return to lead the line for City
THE Champions League group stage was drawn on Thursday with some tasty looking ties between Europe's elite clubs.Pep Guardiola will return to his former club Barcelona, and Manchester City will also face a battle of Britain with Brendan Rodgers' Celtic.Here are the complete group stage fixtures for this season's competition.GROUP A Sep 13 - Paris Saint-Germain vs ArsenalSep 13 - Basel vs LudogoretsSep 28 - Ludogorets vs Paris Saint-Germain Sep 28 - Arsenal vs Basel Oct 19 - Arsenal vs LudogoretsOct 19 - Paris Saint-Germain vs Basel Nov 1 - Ludogorets vs ArsenalNov 1 - Basel vs Paris Saint-Germain Nov 23 - Arsenal vs Paris Saint-GermainNov 23 - Ludogorets vs BaselDec 6 - Paris Saint-Germain vs Ludogorets Dec 6 - Basel vs ArsenalGROUP BSep 13 - Dynamo Kiev vs NapoliSep 13 - Benfica vs BesiktasSep 28 - Besiktas vs Dynamo KievSep 28 - Napoli vs BenficaOct 19 - Napoli vs BesiktasOct 19 - Dynamo Kiev vs BenficaNov 1 - Besiktas vs NapoliNov 1 - Benfica vs Dynamo … [Read more...] about Champions League group stage fixtures 2016-17: Find out when Leicester, Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester City will be in action
MANCHESTER CITY could have had tougher draws - and tougher destinations to have to play in.But Pep Guardiola will surely be happy after his side were drawn against AS Monaco in the Champions League round of 16. Keep up to date with ALL the Manchester City news, gossip, transfers and goals on our club page plus fixtures, results and live match commentary.The first leg will be played at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday, February 21, with the return leg at Stade Louis II on Wednesday, March 15.Monaco, of course, played a large part in Tottenham getting knocked out of the group stages of the Champions League, so they are no pushovers.Former Manchester United loanee Radamel Falcao could come back to haunt the side who used to be his cross-town rivals.Borussia Dortmund and Juventus were just two of the potential big-name opponents for City in the last-16, after they topped their respective groups.Incredibly the Etihad side mustered just TWO wins in the Group C, racking up three draws - … [Read more...] about Manchester City vs AS Monaco: What dates is the Champions League last-16 tie being played on and what do we know about the Ligue 1 opponents?
ARSENAL may have finished top of their group... but still ended up drawing Bayern Munich for the Champions League last-16.Gunners fans had been hoping and praying to avoid the German giants or Real Madrid after Paris Saint-Germain handed them top spot in Group A.However, tormentors of the north London side Bayern are once again on the cards, after facing them in each of the last three seasons and again in 2004-05... losing on every occasion. Keep up to date with ALL the Arsenal, Leicester, Manchester City and Champions League news, gossip, transfers and goals on our club page plus fixtures, results and live match commentary.Meanwhile, Manchester City were handed a slight reprieve - despite winning just two games in their group - being drawn against Ligue 1 outfit Monaco.While the French side aren't too be sniffed at - dealing with Arsenal two seasons ago.Leicester will take on Sevilla as their first foray into the Champions League continues.The La Liga outfit are known as European … [Read more...] about Champions League draw: Arsenal face old enemies Bayern Munich, Manchester City take on Monaco and Leicester face European specialists Sevilla in last-16