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UCL Preview: Manchester City Boss Pep Guardiola Wary Of Falcao Threat

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is wary of in-form Falcao as the Citizens host Monaco in the first leg tie, the round of 16 Champions League encounter at the Etihad Stadium.

Manchester City will be looking for a quick response following their goalless draw with 3rd place EFL Championship side in the FA Cup over the weekend.

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However, Guardiola believes former Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao who has been in good form for the French side having scored 21 goals in 27 games will be one of endangering City’s progress.

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Monaco

Monaco has scored five goals on a different occasion in Ligue 1 this season, including a 7-0 win at Metz then punished Montpellier and Nancy with 6 goals each. also having won all six of their encounter with English clubs.

Possible line-ups: Subasic; Toure, Gilk, Jemerson, Mendy; Silva. Fabinho, Moutinho, Lemar; Germain, Falcao.

Manchester City

City is still unbeaten in eight of their last Champions league home games winning five games and drawn three and conceding only five goals. and they have never lost to any French club in any European competitions with all three previous encounter coming against PSG, winning just one and drawn two.

Possible line-ups: Bravo; Sagna, Otamendi, Stones, Clichy; Toure; Sterling, De Bruyne, Silva, Sane; Aguero.

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