This is the first time ever that Monaco have conceded five in a Champions League match. Finally, a kind draw and a chance to banish memories from a succession of harrowing exits.
Pep Guardiola's side went on to win an incredible game 5-3 and Caballero praised City's fighting spirit. Another European elimination swiftly followed.
It all went wrong.
"We've still got 90 minutes to play and it's far from over". Mauricio Pochettino's side were soon bundled into the Europa League, where they're now scrapping to stay in the competition against unknown Gent.
Manchester City hosts Monaco in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 series on Tuesday in what could prove to be one of the most explosive matchups of the round.
"How incredible it is to be here again", he told reporters. They have fantastic players, ' he added.
The profile and form of the two teams going into the match promised a highly entertaining evening, and no football-loving spectator can claim they were disappointed.
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Why are Monaco so strong this season?
Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim is adamant the Ligue 1 leaders will not change their style of play for the upcoming Champions League tie with Manchester City. "Their strikers Radamel Falcao and Valere Germain are killers in the box". Jardim's team has momentum, confidence, skill, power and balance. "A team like United, people will always believe them, because they have the history".
Caballero denied Falcao his hat-trick when he stuck out a boot in the 85th minute as the action continued deep into injury time, but without any more goals. The ease with which Falcao evaded him for Monaco's third goal was lame. The difference in the number of mistakes between the two teams is perhaps also linked to the age difference between the two teams. Beside this, there is the big offensive role played by the full backs (Sidibe and Mendy) who use the wings. "They have many important players, who we have to be cautious about because they will hurt us". We will adjust some things, they will adjust some things, but we have to score goals.
Who do City need to stop?
"Fortunately for me, fortunately for the team I choose one side". To make matters worse Monaco took the lead minutes later when Caballero unable to keep out Kylian Mbappe's powerful strike after Nicolas Otamendi was exposed by a simple ball over the top.