Man City, Atletico Madrid win in Champions League

Man City, Atletico Madrid win in Champions League

For all the "Road to Cardiff" banners outside the Etihad Stadium City were looking as unserious a Champions League prospect as they ever have done.

He said: 'I have to be honest when I make a save and when I make a mistake.

He said: "Pep knew he wouldn't win straight away".

Toure also singled Aguero out for praise, after the Argentine returned to the City starting line-up in place for the injured Gabriel Jesus.

Guardiola described the contest as "beautiful" and an example of what can happen "when two teams want to be the protagonists" but also revealed mistrust of the City defence against the highest scoring team in Europe's top divisions.

While one goalkeeper was restoring some pride, another was about to have his dented as Danijel Subasic allowed Aguero's tame near-post strike to creep past him just before the hour mark. However, that fifth goal means City can now afford to lose the second leg, providing it's by only one goal, instead of needing a draw - while it's not impossible, it is unlikely that his team will match or better Monaco's three away goals.

Arguably the key moment in the match occurred in the 50th minute, when Nicolas Otamendi fouled Radamel Falcao - the scorer of two of Monaco's goals - and Monaco were awarded a penalty. They will score as many goals as Monaco did, and will not be as generous with their own defending.

"You have to live these kinds of situations, be in trouble and become a better team", Guardiola added.

'They always arrived with six, seven players and I haven't seen a team attack with so many good players for a long time. "We will see after the session tomorrow".

After the interval, things looked as if they would go from bad to worse for the home side when Monaco were awarded a penalty but Falcao's awful effort was comfortably saved by Willy Caballero who is not the greatest goalkeeper but can at least save a shot unlike Claudio Bravo. I think Jose Mourino will still go with a strong backline though to ensure they've got a solid base.

"The truth is we get on very well". City have had issues at full back which have not been addressed meaning Fernandinho endured a hard night in the unfamiliar position at left back. "That's why training's so good and so competitive for us to play in".

They've got Stoke at home on Sunday so I think he'll give a few more fringe players a chance than in the FA Cup, but Gent are an average team and I wouldn't be surprised if Spurs won 3-0 even with a few changes.

The lack of solid defending made for an interesting and compelling game of soccer, as both sides went all out in their attacks.

The game was back to 2-2, the clever thing for City would be to tighten up and push on to try get a victor.

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