UCL round-up: City win eight-goal thriller

Sport360 staff 01:59 22/02/2017

Three goals in 11 minutes helped Manchester City come from behind to beat Monaco 5-3 in their Champions League last 16 first leg on Tuesday.

A brace from former Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao helped Monaco into a 3-2 lead just past the hour mark.

But goals from Sergio Aguero, who also scored twice, John Stones and Leroy Sane saw City storm back to ease the pressure on manager Pep Guardiola.

Atletico Madrid closed in on a place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Tuesday after winning 4-2 away to Bayer Leverkusen in the first leg of their last-16 tie.

Saul Niguez and Antoine Griezmann scored to put the Spanish side two goals up at the interval, but Leverkusen pulled one back through Karim Bellarabi at the start of the second half.

A Kevin Gameiro penalty then restored Atletico’s two-goal advantage, and while a Stefan Savic own goal gave Leverkusen hope again, Fernando Torres came off the bench to make it 4-2 late on.