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Man City draw Monaco in Champions League last 16

MONACO: Champions League pedigree

MONACO: Champions League pedigree

Manchester City will play AS Monaco in the Champions League Round of 16.

The Round of 16 ties will be over two legs with the matches split over two weeks.

City, as an unseeded team, will play the first leg at home with the dates to be confirmed shortly.

The first leg will take place at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday February 21 (TBC) with the second leg played on March 15 (TBC) at the Stade Louis II.  

"Monaco are playing the best football in France right now - this will be a very difficult game for us," said City's Director of Football Txiki Begiristain. 

"We are just happy to be here and we are looking forward to this tie."

City have never met Monaco in a competitive game before. The Ligue 1 side are currently one point behind leaders Nice and beat Bordeaux 4-0 away last weekend as they chase their first title since 1999/2000.

The full draw...

Sevilla v Leicester

Real Madrid v Napoli

Benfica v Borussia Dortmund

Bayern Munich v Arsenal

Porto v Juventus

Bayer Leverkusen v Atletico Madrid

PSG v Barcelona

CITY v AS Monaco

Everything you need to know about Monaco

Txiki Begiristain reaction

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Vardy encourages City to support Stones

BRIGHT FUTURE: Tosin Adarabioyo

Manchester City’s John Stones makes things happen for his team and that should be encouraged, according to Jamie Vardy.

The Leicester striker benefitted from some slack City defending during Saturday’s clash at the King Power Stadium but believes Stones should receive the support of those at City.

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Sun Jihai announces retirement

Former Man City defender Sun Jihai has announced his retirement from professional football.

Former Man City defender Sun Jihai has announced his retirement from professional football.

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Guardiola reaction, plus Tosin predictions

BRIGHT FUTURE: Tosin Adarabioyo

Browsing through the morning's papers is a painful process following the defeat to Leicester, but there is a more uplifting interview with young defender Tosin Adarabioyo to be found, plus a spot of transfer speculation.

First to the Foxes game, and the digital tonne of reaction to City's defeat at the hands of the reigning Premier League champions.