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Man City post worst Champions League first half after failing to have a single shot

4:53 AM GMT+8 16/03/2017
De Bruyne Manchester City Monaco
Pep Guardiola's men risk seeing their last-16 Champions League tie spin out of control and will need to react in attack fast to overturn the 2-0 score

Manchester City have not attempted a single shot in the first half of their Champions League last-16 second-leg clash against Monaco - the first time they have failed to do so in the competition.

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Pep Guardiola's men enter the break trailing by two goals - putting Monaco level in terms of an aggregate scoreline of 5-5 but in the advantage owing to away goals - despite the hosts being unable to count on the injured Radamel Falcao.

The best chance City may have had fell to Kevin De Bruyne who threatened to burst through and go one-on-one against Danijel Subasic before the half-hour mark, were it not for the superb intervention of Andrea Raggi.

It is a surprising turn of events given the form Leroy Sane and Sergio Aguero were in going into the game at Stade Louis II, with many expecting them to ruthlessly cut open the Ligue 1 leaders as they did in their 5-3 win in the first-leg.

The Premier League outfit now have it all to do as they attempt to secure a vital away goal in the final 45 minutes that would all but put the destination of the tie out of question.