Manchester City were eliminated from the Champions League last-16 stage on Wednesday night as AS Monaco beat them 3-1 in the second leg to progress to the quarterfinals of the premier European event.
City had won the first leg at The Etihad by a 5-3 margin and were hoping to make it to the quarterfinals as they travelled to France. However, their hope did not last too long as Kylian Mbappe opened the scoring, 7 minutes into the game. Boom!
Monaco doubled their lead through Fabinho, who popped up inside the box to slot home a low cross from Benjamin Mendy. It was virtually over. However, after being invisible for 70 minutes, City did manage to pull one back and go ahead on aggregate. However, it did not last too long, as Monaco made full use of a set-piece routine and scored the 3rd and decisive goal. It was Bakayoko who headed the ball home and Monaco looked assured of kicking City out of Champions League.
The aftermath was horrible for Manchester City and their fans as Pep’s side were so confident of progressing to the quarterfinals after their first leg victory over the French club.
It is always a great feeling to watch the rivals suffer defeats, isn’t it? And Twitteratis rejoiced City’s exit from Champions League, much to United fans’ delight.
Here are few hilarious responses from Twitter, to City’s exit from Champions League.
Manchester City first team in Champions League to be eliminated after scoring 5 goals in the first leg of a knockout tie
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) March 15, 2017
— Srishti Das (@srishtitechts) March 16, 2017
This burn though!
Three things Manchester City don’t have:
One’s a Champions League Trophy, two’s a Kompany, three’s a crowd
— Mark Robinson (@robboma24) March 15, 2017
— Steaua București (@FCSteaua) March 15, 2017
Lmao, the revolutionary that is Pep Guardiola, in his first season has taken Manchester City exactly as far as Pellegrini did in his first
— MATAAAAAAAAAAAAA (@Juanderooney) March 15, 2017
BREAKING: Sergio Aguero is set to extend his stay at Manchester City until he dies. pic.twitter.com/oqqnSELiQ0
— Not Match of the Day (@NOT_MOTD) March 15, 2017
Now that Manchester City have been eliminated in the round of 16, they’ve made the UCL Quarter Finals as many times as Leicester City; once.
— Adam Joseph (@AdamJosephSport) March 15, 2017
Pep Guardiola has never gone out at this stage of the Champions League… welcome to Manchester City! pic.twitter.com/ge7KTX3tHs
— Fred The Red (@redfreddevil) March 15, 2017
@ManCity that’s what happens when you pay 50m for an actual stone
— nelly (@nelsonfartura) March 15, 2017
Manchester City pic.twitter.com/NBLrcy0HOU
— Maria Eliza (@M_Elizanarciso) March 15, 2017
Manchester City need to buy Monaco
— Jason Bent (@Jason9Bent) March 15, 2017
16 – Manchester City have now conceded as many Champions League goals as Arsenal this season (both 16). Leaks.
— OptaJohan (@OptaJohan) March 15, 2017
Quite ironic that Manchester City have spent an absolute fortune on defenders, but still can’t defend. Hopeless mess.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) March 15, 2017
— A D I L (@Barzaboy) March 15, 2017
It looks like it will take centuries for Manchester City to reach the levels of the mighty Red Devils. Until then, mind the gap!