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Guardiola disappointed with Champions League exit

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola cited a poor first half performance as the reason for his side's Champions League round of 16 exit at the hands of AS Monaco.

"Forty five minutes," Guardiola told BT Sport when asked what had gone wrong. "We played an exceptional second half, but the first one we forgot to be there. We are a team that wanted to defend aggressive without the ball, with the ball, and the second half was much much better but it wasn't enough.


UEFA Champions League: Monaco stun Man City on away goals, Atletico hold Leverkusen to advance

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AS Monaco and Atletico Madrid became the latest UEFA Champions League quarter-finalists after eliminating their respective opponents Manchester City and Bayer Leverkusen in the return leg of the last 16 stage.

Enjoying a 5-3 advantage from the first leg at their home ground, Manchester City did not play conservatively in an attack-oriented affair on Wednesday night against Monaco, who had tallied 123 goals coming into the match.


UEFA Champions League: Juventus ease past Porto to book Quarter-final berth

Paulo Dybala's first-half penalty was enough for Juventus as the Italian football champions shut out Portuguese club Porto 1-0 to complete a 3-0 win on aggregate in their Champions League pre-quarterfinal tie.

The match at the Juventus Stadium on Tuesday was decided in the 42nd minute, when Porto's Maxi Pereira was sent off after receiving a straight red card for hand ball off a Gonzalo Higuain's goal-bound flick and Dybala coolly converted the penalty to put the hosts ahead 1-0.


UEFA Champions League: Leicester stun Sevilla to enter Quarter-finals

Premier League champions Leicester City defeated Sevilla 2-0 in the second leg of their Champions League round-of-16 tie to move into the quarter-finals on an aggregate score of 3-2. West Morgan (27th minute) and Marc Albrighton (54th) on Tuesday gave Leicester a 2-0 win at the King Power Stadium despite Sevilla coming into the game with a 2-1 first leg win in Seville.

Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel saved a penalty from Steven N'Zonzi to give the English club one of its biggest performances in its history.


Kevin de Bruyne backs Man City to make Champions League final

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Keeping in mind last season's Champions League semi-finals run, Manchester City attacking midfielder Kevin de Bruyne has urged his teammates to emulate their success.

City knocked out Dynamo Kiev and Paris Saint-Germain to reach the last-four stage during the last season, winning a knockout game in the competition for the first time. They lost to eventual winners Real Madrid in the last four clash.


Ligue 1: PSG ease past Lorient 2-1

Paris Saint-Germain reached their 100-goal milestone for the fifth consecutive football season in a 2-1 victory over Ligue 1 bottom side Lorient.

With a nervy win over Lorient on Monday, PSG have made a comeback from a humiliating 6-1 loss to Barcelona at Camp Nou in the return leg of UEFA Champions League last 16, before creating the history as the first side to be eliminated from the knockout stage with a 4-0 lead in the first leg.


Serie A: Roma thump Palermo 3-0

AS Roma ended their three-match losing streak across all competitions as they earned a 3-0 win over Palermo away to remain second in the Serie A football championship.

Roma came into Sunday's match with a 0-2 loss to Lazio in the Coppa Italia semi-final first leg, a 1-2 reversal against Napoli in the league and a 2-4 defeat to Lyon in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final. But goals from Stephan El Shaarawy (22nd), Edin Dzeko (76th) and Bruno Peres (90+1) helped them beat relegation strugglers Palermo.


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