Pep Guardiola has failed to reach the last eight of the Champions League for the first time as a manager after his Manchester City side lost 3-1 to Monaco on Wednesday night, with the away goals rule dumping the Premier League side out of the competition via a 6-6 aggregate scoreline.
Two goals up from the 5-3 first-leg result, the Citizens were confident of booking their place in the last eight at the Stade Louis II.
However, Monaco were at their effervescent best from the off with starlet Kylian Mbappe netting from close-range on eight minutes.
City’s slow start was punished again just before the half-hour mark, with Fabinho firing home from a Benjamin Mendy centre.
The Citizens were impotent in the first period, failing to muster a single attempt on goal as their hosts looked to build on their lead.
The visitors managed to rouse themselves in the second-half, with Leroy Sane scoring on 71 minutes from close-range to make it 6-5 to the Citizens on aggregate.
City looked to be heading for the last eight until poor defending allowed Tiemoue Bakayoko to head home from a free-kick.
That goal levelled the tie at 6-6, with Leonardo Jardim’s side holding on to register a victory on away goals and move into the quarter-finals.
As for Guardiola, he will be all too aware of the limitations of his City side who become the first team in Champions League history to score six goals overall in a knockout tie and still be eliminated.
Leicester are now England’s only hope of Champions League glory this season!