More like Jardim effect Goes to show what having more than 8 months with players, coach & playing style can do for you - on top of a City side that are still missing a few key pièces (FBs & Striker). Now Messi critics got a better glimpse of the sort of sitters Di Maria, Higuain & Kun have bottled over the years. It is also interesting how both the home & away matches had virtually idential halves played out, Monaco dominating the first & City the 2nd. Moreover, the Stones critics should acknowledge what we witnessed in the 2nd half too - just how great he can become Amazing first half performance from Monaco, perhaps one of the most dominant ones I have ever seen. Mbappe will get the headlines but every big club should be considering Bernardo Silva. City will be better no doubt and success will come despite many hoping for Pep failure, they simply are not there yet - moreover, injuries have cost them dearly as well.