Monaco-Man City: Guardiola's earliest Champions League exit


Monaco-Man City: Guardiola's earliest Champions League exit

Monaco-Man City: Guardiola's earliest Champions League exit



In his managerial career, Pep Guardiola had never before gone out of Europe's elite club competition as soon as the last-16 stage.

Manchester City crashed out of the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday - condemning Pep Guardiola to his earliest ever tournament exit as a coach.

Tiémoué Bakayoko's late goal saw Monaco beat City 3-1 at the Stade Louis II, with the 6-6 aggregate scoreline taking the Ligue 1 side through on away goals.

Monaco's Tiémoué Bakayoko celebrates after scoring the hosts' crucial third goal against Manchester City.

First time Pep hasn't got to Champions League semis

Since his managerial debut in Europe's premier club competition with Barcelona in 2008/09, Guardiola had never previously failed to reach the semi-finals.

During his four-year stint as Barça boss, Guardiola was twice a Champions League winner in 2009 and 2011, and made it to the last four in 2010 and 2012.

And in each of his three continental campaigns as Bayern Munich coach - 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16 - the 46-year-old registered semi-final finishes.

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In another unwanted tournament first, City became the only team so far to have lost a Champions League knockout tie after scoring five in the first leg.

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