The view from France: Why are Monaco scoring so many goals?

Manchester City take on Monaco at the Etihad in their first-leg Champions League Last 16 clash on Tuesday 21 February.

"It is one of the most handsome competitions to play, maybe not the most important, but the most attractive and we have to do our best".

The City supporters were even more pleased when Aguero levelled after he latched on to Sterling's through ball and was helped by shocking keeping by Subasic as the Monaco stopper let the low strike slip through his hands in the 58th minute.

Nigerian youngster, Kelechi Iheanacho, was an unused substitute in the game.

City travelled to Abu Dhabi immediately after Tuesday night's breathless 5-3 Champions League victory over Monaco.

Early in the second half Falcao missed the opportunity to make it 3-1 after he was fouled by Otamendi in the box and this time the referee pointed to the spot. The hosts then conceded two goals again in the second half to be at a huge disadvantage going into the second leg in a fortnight.

I don't think his relationship with the coach has ever changed. "It was a fantastic game for the supporters but for the players I think it was a little bit insane", he told reporters. We don't have to underestimate them and must try to score goals again.

"An inexperienced team maybe would think the game was done, but with City we have a lot of experienced players in our team, like Silva - we always been used to coming back in games", Toure told reporters.

"The majority of the group have grown together over the last two to three years - and that plays a big role in their collective force". But no, we are lucky guys.

"I would like to know", he said, "how many teams have kept a clean sheet against Monaco this season". That offensive prowess, with Radamel Falcao in prime form despite his penalty miss, ensures the principality club are still optimistic they will qualify for the quarter-finals.

"We've got 90 minutes to go, playing at home, so it's far from over".

Guardiola will want his back-line to be more disciplined than they were at Etihad Stadium but, in the space of three weeks, he can not mould them into a solid unit that will be able to keep Monaco out.

"Of course anything can happen in Monaco and we have to score goals". The full-backs play like wingers; the wingers play like attacking midfielder; the two strikers are fighters.

"I thought he played a great match". Leonardo Jardim's side struck twice in the opening 31 minutes as Spurs' return to Europe's top competition started - and ended - in nightmare fashion.