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'No Toure, No Results!’

Manchester City were knocked out of the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night after they were beaten 3-1 in the second leg of their Round of 16 tie against French side, Monaco. Pep Guardiola's charges went into the encounter with a 5-3 lead after the first leg, but the Citizens seemingly took their foot off the pedal.

The Spanish mentor fielded an attacking team, which backfired and saw the English side crash out of the prestigious competition. This is not the first time we have seen a club come back in a surprising manner to progress in this season's tournament either – Barcelona made headlines when they overturned a 4-0 deficit against Paris Saint-Germain to go through to the quarter-finals after winning 6-1 in the second leg.

Some supporters have expressed their disappointment, and were surprised City's head coach changed the line-up going into the encounter.

"I didn't expect this one! Man City disappointed me, English teams will amaze you." – Phumlani weKhosi

"It's so strange that Leicester City is the only representative for EPL. Man City under Pellegrini was much better than the current one. The only team that can smoothen Pep's CV is Barca!" – Keykey

"He should have gone with the same line-up that beat Monaco in the first leg." – Ngconde

There were also some fans who questioned Guardiola's decision to leave midfielder Yaya Toure out of the match, considering the important role the Ivorian has in the team.

"No Toure, no results!" – Gizaretti_legendary

"Man City's failure comes down to Pep's lack of planning and favouritism. Yaya Toure is the heartbeat of City but, as always, he overlooks him and, as always, they struggle without him." – sithole14

Do you think Guardiola is finding it difficult to take City to great heights like he did previously with Barcelona? 

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