Manchester City, Monaco set Champions League record

An eventful night for Manchester City and Monaco has resulted in their game being written into the Champions League history books.

Eight goals were scored in a dramatic 5-3 victory for City in the first leg of their last-16 tie at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night.

As Opta reveals in the tweet below, the match will be recorded as the highest-scoring first leg.

It started off brightly for City when Raheem Sterling put them 1-0 up in the 26th minute, but an impressive Monaco bounced back.

Radamel Falcao drew level before 18-year-old Kylian Mbappe put the Ligue 1 side ahead before the half-time break.

Sergio Aguero nabbed an equaliser 13 minutes after the restart, but Falcao found the back of the net again after having a penalty saved by Willy Caballero.

Once again, the hosts came from behind as Aguero’s volley sealed his second goal of the night before unlikely scorer John Stones and Leroy Sane wrapped it up to give City a two-goal advantage heading into the second leg.


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