Pep Guardiola warns 'amazing' Manchester City they have to score in Monaco

Radamel Falcao has been in inspired form for Monaco this season scoring 20 goals already

Monaco's goals exposed serious failings in the City rearguard, but although Guardiola acknowledged his side must tighten up at the back, he said they would go to Stade Louis II intending to attack.

Guardiola told a news conference on Monday that Kompany would be available for the FA Cup replay at the Etihad Stadium on February 28 but would not be fit to face the Ligue 1 leaders. David Silva and Aguero then combined brilliantly to set up the fifth for Leroy Sane.

Falcao then picked up a punt forward, powered past Stones easily and then produced a handsome chip over Caballero to make up for his spot-kick blunder in superb fashion.

'We just try to do our best, try to come close to United - it's what's got to happen in the few years coming'. Yet less than three minutes later Falcao redeemed himself with an exquisite chip to put Monaco ahead again.

He told a post-match news conference, "We are going to fly to Monaco to score as many goals as possible".

At least City fans can rest assured that Guardiola won't opt for Fernandinho at left back again.

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.

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Manchester City must avoid a 2-0 defeat in France in the return leg for them to qualify for the quarter final.

Leonardo Jardim's demeanour was far removed from that as he talked with pride at having taken part in "one of the most incredible matches in the Champions League this season" and said he had "congratulated" his players.

He added that he was "really impressed" by the French side.

But there was no stopping Falcao from heading home from the edge of the small box from a curling Fabinho cross from the right on 32 minutes after Monaco had quickly worked the ball forward after a poor clearance from Caballero.

"The full-backs play like wingers, the wingers play like attacking midfielders". The visitors have eclipsed Paris Saint-Germain, who ruthlessly thrashed the mighty Barcelona last week, domestically this season. And he has every reason to fear Monaco who "play like an expensive, sexy Leicester", according to JJ Bull of the Daily Telegraph. Jardim's team has momentum, confidence, skill, power and balance.

Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) - The Citizens have a magical talent of their own and with 10 assists in all competitions this season, Monaco need to keep a lid on the Belgian if they want to succeed at the Etihad.

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