Manchester City patrons in the Transfer Tavern this morning are toasting a fine performance against Monaco in the Champions League.
The Citizens appeared down and out at the interval, conceding two away goals in the first half, but came back in an eight-goal thriller to win 5-3.
Goalkeeper Willy Cabarello played an interesting role; culpable for Monaco’s opening strike with a wayward pass, but the saviour in the second half. He stopped a penalty to spare a 3-1 score line before producing another crucial save late on.
And according to recent reports from The Daily Mail, Pep Guardiola is considering offering the veteran shot-stopper a one-year contract extension, with his current terms due to expire at the end of the season – although no contact has yet been made with his representatives.
The Argentine glovesman moved to the Etihad Stadium in 2014 to be reunited with his former Malaga boss Manuel Pellegrini, but has spent the vast majority of his Citizens tenure as backup to first Joe Hart and then Claudio Bravo.
But Caballero started City’s last three Premier League games, keeping two clean sheets, following sustained doubts over Bravo’s form, and has now produced a real zero-to-hero performance in a crucial fixture in Guardiola’s first season at the Etihad Stadium.
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