Raheem Sterling certainly had an off-day against Monaco on Wednesday night

Wednesday evening was a poor night for Manchester City, with the Citizens crashing out of the Champions League at the Round of 16 stage.

Despite going into the game with a 5-3 lead, the Pep Guardiola-led side suffered a disappointing 3-1 defeat to the French giants on the night in a poor display from the English outfit.

Much of the attention post-game has been directed towards the Manchester City defence, and whilst the back line was very disappointing on the night, Raheem Sterling’s evening was far from¬†impressive as well.

An ineffective offensive performance saw Sterling produce zero key passes, zero dribbles and zero accurate crosses, indicating that his influence going forward was essentially nonexistent.

Elsewhere, two dispossessions and four unsuccessful touches indicate that he was struggling to perform his role as an out-ball for Manchester City, a role that he has otherwise played fairly well so far this season.

In addition, two offsides indicate that he was simply off the pace in France, with arguably his worst performance in weeks c0ming on a night of utmost importance for Pep Guardiola.

 


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