In one of the best match-ups of the round of 16 in the UEFA Champions League, Monaco will Host Manchester City at the Stade Louis II this Wednesday, March 15, 2017 (12:45 PM Pacific). The first encounter between these two teams ended in a thrilling 5-3 victory for Manchester City and was the best match of the round of 16 in the Champions League.
Monaco is far from out of the competition as the principality side does possess one of the deadliest attacks in all of Europe. Monaco has scored 84 goals this season in the Ligue 1, 50 of the goals coming at the Stade Louis II. Just in the last eight games in all competitions, Leonardo Jardim’s men have scored 23 goals in all competitions. The principality side should have a good chance in the game, needing to win by two or more goals in the game to advance to the next round of the Champions League.
A key player to watch will be 18-year-old, Kylian Mbappe Lottin who has scored five goals in the last five games in all competitions. The youngster and Monaco will need to be in top form to get the favorable result from the fixture.
Manchester City has been one of the most inconsistent teams in Europe at times looking brilliant and other times delivering a disappointing performance. A good example would be a recent 0-0 draw against Stoke City where the citizens would miss several opportunities and not look as fluid as usual. Against Monaco in the first leg, Man City did look shaky, to say the least, especially in defense.
Nicolas Otamendi had a suspect performance along with John Stones. Guardiola’s decision to start Fernandinho has a Left back in the match was also strange and left a gap in midfield that Fernandinho usually covers. Had Radamel Falcao made the penalty and Daniel Subasic not made that critical error this might have been a different fixture heading into Monaco.
Nevertheless, Manchester City has the lead going into the game and Pep Guardiola should be able to lead the team to the next round of the Champions League. Star-man Sergio Aguero will be the main player for City heading into the match in great form having scored six goals in the last five games in all competitions. This would include putting two past Monaco in the first leg of this fixture. The game should have a lot of goals and be one of the most enticing in this round of the Champions League.
How to Watch Monaco vs Manchester City
The Monaco vs Manchester City Match will be broadcast this Wednesday, March 15 at 12:45 PM Pacific:
TV Schedule: ESPN Deportes, Fox Sports 1
Watch Live Online: Sling TV (Watch 7 Days Free), Fubo TV (Watch 7 Days Free)