It was Falcao's 14th goal in 15 games and one of his most important.
Abu Dhabi cash has lifted Manchester City to the sixth richest club in the world, according to Deloitte's Football Money League, and the City brand is now ranked fourth in the world by Brand International. However, manager Leonardo Jardim has built one of the best sides in all of Europe this season, with only Barcelona scoring more goals in the continents' top five leagues - a fact not lost on the former Spain worldwide.
Although United fans can't believe he is back scoring again, as you can see from the tweet above, they are glad he is doing it against City. I am really impressed how good they are, physically strong, the full-backs play like wingers, the wingers play like attacking midfielders.
After just 12 minutes, Silva collected the ball on the right wing and danced around a couple of City players before switching the play with a brilliant pass for Lemar.
However, Monaco were level six minutes later as Falcao got on the end of a Fabinho cross to head home after the Brazilian had intercepted a poor Caballero clearance. "They are a complete team".
The Colombian has scored 19 goals in all competitions this season. Guardiola simply has to be able to adjust in what could be a tough match.
"The system and the way they play now is ideal for him. That physical presence gives them something tangible to sell in each of those territories and gets people engaging with the sky blue of Manchester City".
"I am happy for him, he is a good professional and a nice guy".
Forward Kevin De Bruyne said: "This team is building on that but we need time to do that year after year".
"It enables them to exchange players at academy level, but as we saw with Man City and Patrick Vieira, they can also transfer coaches". Do you want Man City to win the Champions League?
When asked how they will stop Monaco, who average over three goals per game in Ligue 1, Guardiola told the press: "We use many things".
Leonardo Jardim's side are the Ligue 1 leaders, the top scorers in Europe's big five leagues, and are unbeaten in 12 games in all competitions, a run that goes back to before Christmas.
Manchester City took the lead thanks to Leroy Sane's trickery with the German exchanging passes with David Silva before crossing for Raheem Sterling to finish from close range. I think it won't be longer.