Iheanacho Comes Off Bench As Free-Scoring Monaco See Off Man City
Published: March 15, 2017
Iheanacho Comes Off Bench As Free-Scoring Monaco See Off Man CityFrench Ligue 1 outfit Monaco are through to the last eight of the UEFA Champions League after beating Manchester City 3-1 at the Stade Louis II on Wednesday night.

Highly-rated France U19 international Kylian Mbappe Lottin got the all important touch and gave Monaco the lead in the eighth minute despite a superb block from Stones initially.

Fabinho’s side-footed finish off Benjamin Mendy’s cross doubled the home team’s advantage in the 29th minute, and that goal tied it up 5-5 on aggregate but the Principality side had the advantage of the away goals.

In the second half, Aguero had three massive opportunities to pull back a goal but saw his efforts saved or blocked, then Sane hit the side-netting on 66 minutes after
Silva had directed the ball behind the defense.

The German international made amends when he fired into the roof of the net in the 71st minute after a shot from Raheem Sterling was  parried by the keeper, but six minutes later Bakayoko scored a header and made it advantage Monaco again.

City manager Pep Guardiola made an attacking move by bringing on Super Eagles striker Kelechi Iheanacho in place of defender Gael Clichy but he found himself starved of service during the six-plus minutes he spent on the pitch.

Ifeanyi Emmanuel

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