Jardim: AS Monaco well suited to english teams

Jardim: AS Monaco well suited to english teams


Leonardo Jardim believes AS Monaco match up well against english opposition.

The principality club defeated Manchester City 3-1 on the night at Stade Louis II on Wednesday, edging them into the Champions League quarter-finals on the away goals rule.

The ledger was square at 6-6 after two legs following City’s 5-3 home win at Etihad Stadium, but goals from Kylian Mbappe, Fabinho and Tiemoue Bakayoko saw overcome Leroy Sane’s hopeful 71st-minute goal.

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“I have often dreamt about tonight,” Jardim said.

“I think that playing against English teams seems to suit us well.

“We knocked out the second-placed (City are third on the table) team in the Premier League, this absolutely shows the quality of French football.

“We did a great first half, where City had no play.

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“Everybody is happy. We had a great match and we deserve this qualification.”

Monaco also faced Tottenham Hotspur in the group stages, winning 2-1 both home and away.

Leicester City are now the only english club remaining in the last eight draw.

Alongside Monaco and Leicester as teams to have reached the quarter-finals are FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Juventus.