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Jardim hails Monaco victory as best moment

2017-03-16 18:42
Tiemoue Bakayoko.(Getty Images)

Cape Town - Monaco manager Leonardo Jardim relished his side's 3-1 win over Manchester City in the Champions League on Wednesday that saw them progress to the quarter-finals of the competition.

The French side were trailing City 5-3 after a first leg defeat, but Kylian Mbappe, Fabinho, and Tiemoue Bakayoko scored to ensure Monaco went through on away goals with a 6-6 aggregate.

Monaco also eliminated Arsenal in 2015, and beat Tottenham twice during the Champions League group stage this campaign.

Jardim said: "Against English teams we have good results. We beat Arsenal, City and Tottenham, three strong teams. Today is one of my best moments as a coach but I hope it will not be the last.

"It is difficult to play against City and not concede but we are the best attacking side in the world and I told my players if they scored three goals they would qualify.

"They believed it and played really well. Now we are very happy."

Meanwhile Man City boss Pep Guardiola said it was his failure to convince his players to be aggressive and attack in Monaco that resulted in their Champions League exit.

Guardiola chose an attacking line up for the second leg but City didn’t really threaten during a poor first-half showing.

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