Manchester City’s 1-0 Champions League defeat at Tottenham was the latest in a worrying sequence of away knock-out results for Pep Guardiola’s sides in Europe.
Son Heung-Min scored the game’s only goal at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, giving Mauricio Pochettino’s side an advantage to take into the second leg at the Etihad next week.
The Spaniard has come under criticism for his tactics in North London, with the result the latest in a sequence of poor results away from home in European competition.
Defeat at Spurs was the 10th successive time a Guardiola side has failed to win away from home in a quarter-final or semi-final, with the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager having won just 23% of his Champions League away knock-out fixtures.
City exited the quarter-finals to Liverpool last season, having been thrashed 3-0 in the first leg at Anfield, and face a big task to avoid being eliminated by Premier League opposition for the second consecutive season.
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