LONDON: Leicester City, remarkably, were left as the English Premier League lone survivors in the Champions League after highly-hyped Manchester City slipped out in Monaco.
Manager Pep Guardiola named an attacking line-up for the second leg of the second round tie but that backfired as Monaco won 3-1 to overturn a 5-3 deficit and win on away goals after a 6-6 aggregate draw.
First-half goals from Kylian Mbappe and Fabinho put the Ligue 1 leaders ahead and although Leroy Sane hit back for City, Tiemoue Bakayoko sealed victory with a header 13 minutes from time.
City were lacklustre on the night and Monaco made light of the absence of Radamel Falcao, scorer of two goals in the pulsating first leg, with a hip injury.
Guardiola perhaps got his selection wrong by naming the in-form Yaya Toure on the bench. With Fernandinho the only specialist central midfielder on the field, City were unable to make any impression in that area and Monaco came at them in waves.
That early pressure was quickly rewarded as Mbappe, who had already forced Willy Caballero to make one save, opened the scoring in the eighth minute. City’s defence were cut open as Benjamin Mendy drove in a ball from the left and Mbappe turned in with ruthless efficiency.
It came as no surprise when Monaco struck again to level the tie just before the half-hour mark. Mbappe again cut the defence open on the left before Mendy crossed and Fabinho made no mistake with a first-time finish.
Not until the second half did City start to assert themselves in any way and finally get the previously isolated Sergio Aguero into the game.
Sane took advantage to put City back ahead on aggregate when he pounced from close-range after Subasic palmed out a shot from Sterling with 71 minutes gone.
Yet that good work was quickly undone when poor set-piece marking allowed Bakayoko to thump home a header from a Thomas Lemar free-kick.
** Atletico de Madrid reached the quarter-finals 4-2 on aggregate after a goalless home draw against Bayer Leverkusen.