18:45 GMT 09 May 2017
It’s the second-leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-final and after Juventus’ 2-0 win in the first-leg in Monaco, the visitors have it all to do on Tuesday night. In the first-leg at the Stade Louis II, Juventus defended brilliantly and scored 2 devastating away goals on the counter-attack. Monaco had several chances from set-pieces but ultimately failed as Gianluigi Buffon showed that age definitely is just a number. It was Higuain who was the man of the moment as he scored both goals.
Monaco are still yet to beat Juventus in their 3 meetings as Juventus have won 2 while the other ended goalless. They’ll need to make this game their first victory over Juve if they are to get themselves into the final. Juventus have kept a clean sheet on all 3 occasions. Head to head matches: Juventus Turin - AS Monaco
Head to head matches: Juventus Turin - AS Monaco
Juventus will fully expect to get themselves into the final in Cardiff at the end of this month with a professional job against Monaco in this second-leg. Without any injuries or suspensions, their chances are increased massively. It shouldn’t be too hard for them to defend their lead but their defenders will have to be on their game as an early goal for Monaco could completely change their game plan.
Latest matches: Juventus Turin
|06.05.2017||Seri||Juventus Turin||Turin FC||1:1||D|
|03.05.2017||UEFA||AS Monaco||Juventus Turin||0:2||W|
|28.04.2017||Seri||Atalanta Bergamasca||Juventus Turin||1:1||D|
|23.04.2017||Seri||Juventus Turin||Genoa FC||4:0||W|
|19.04.2017||UEFA||FC Barcelona||Juventus Turin||0:0||D|
Monaco will definitely struggle to overturn the two-goal deficit especially if they concede as it will mean they need 4 goals against a Juventus who are known for their defensive solidarity. Although Monaco have no new injuries themselves giving them a chance of playing with their strongest team in such a tough game. An early goal will be vital, which the have shown they can do as they’ve averaged just over 3 goals per game.
Latest matches: AS Monaco
|06.05.2017||Ligu||AS Nancy||AS Monaco||0:3||W|
|03.05.2017||UEFA||AS Monaco||Juventus Turin||0:2||L|
|29.04.2017||Ligu||AS Monaco||Toulouse FC||3:1||W|
|26.04.2017||Coup||Paris St Germain||AS Monaco||5:0||L|
|23.04.2017||Ligu||Olympique Lyon||AS Monaco||1:2||W|
Juventus are huge favourites of going through to the final but Monaco might be able to snatch a win on the night. If they can stay defensively sound, Monaco might be able to defy the odds and get through but they’ll need more than a hint of good fortune. It’s definitely Juventus’ semi-final to lose.
09 May 2017 - 18:45 GMT
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