Manchester City-Monaco was an instant classic. There were goals flying in from all angles, there was controversy, and it was just pure fun. Here are six takeaways from the wild first leg match.
Kylian Mbappe cemented his place as one of Europe's most exciting prospects
18-year-old French attacker Kylian Mbappe's been called the "new Thierry Henry". It's big pressure on the kid's shoulders, but against City, he showed exactly why he's considered such a promising prospect. He's terrifyingly pacy, good on the ball, direct, and he's confident enough to put it all together on the biggest stage. He grabbed an important away goal for Monaco, and he was a constant menace to the Blues' shaky defense throughout.
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Manchester City still have goalkeeper issues
This summer is probably going to involve some intense goalkeeper shopping for Manchester City. They're still struggling in the goalkeeper department, and it's costing them on a near-weekly basis. Against Monaco, Caballero made a couple good saves, but he was directly responsible for one of Monaco's three goals, and he was chipped for their third.
There wasn't anything he could do about it, but it was still wildly disrespectful and he should feel bad deep down inside.
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Manchester City are still awful at defending
When you're starting Nicolas Otamendi and John Stones, it's probably gonna be bad. Against Monaco, it was bad. Stones and Otamendi were sliced apart time and time again by Monaco's scything runs, and they really couldn't cope with the pace, movement and skill the Monegasques brought to Manchester. Their attack bailed them out in the end, but their defense?
Bernardo Silva is a gem
Bernardo Silva is reportedly coveted by teams around Europe, and he showed exactly why against Manchester City. Starting from the wing, he drifted inside time and time again, finding pockets of space and just generally tormenting whichever of City's defenders and midfielders were unlucky enough to have to pick him up. His silky skills, ridiculously quick feet and ability to pick a pass were a nightmare for City until he was finally replaced by Joao Moutinho.
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Leroy Sane is a menace
There's a reason Manchester City were so keen on taking Leroy Sane from Schalke, and he's shown it more and more as he's grown more comfortable playing with City. He was fantastic against Monaco, and his pace, dribbling ability and eye for goal were all on show as he put in an all-around brilliant performance.
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Falcao's drop-off following his spate of injuries was one of the saddest stories in soccer, but now El Tigre is back. He's been pouring in the goals for Monaco, and he was at his best yet again against City. He missed a penalty and should've had a hat trick on the day, but his movement, finishing ability and intelligence off the ball was superb, and his goals gave Monaco a real chance for the second leg.