A difficult Champions League semi-final second leg lies ahead for Monaco, as they are determined to make history by overturning their 2-0 deficit against Juventus tonight. Monaco has never won a game in Italy in seven attempts which sends football fanatics wondering if their determination is in vain against a team like Juve.
According to sport24, after Juve’s first leg victory last week, Monaco’s coach, Leonardo Jardim praised goalkeeper and Juve captain Gianluigi Buffon on his playing techniques. He said “The effectiveness of Juventus and the judgments of Buffon made the difference tonight. Unluckily for us he made two or three incredible stops.”
Jardim further shared his thoughts on the upcoming second leg match by saying “We have to stay confident, try to play our game and put on a good performance and if we score at the start of the game, maybe that could change things.”
Monaco will therefore be relying heavily on the 18 year old striker Kylian Mbappe who has scored 18 goals in his past 20 competitive games BBC sport says. But is Mbappe a match for the impressive Buffon, who shows great technique on the field and in his captaincy position?
Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri believes that his team still needs to bring forth their best and not become lax about their position. He says “Monaco are a side with great talent and we have absolutely not yet sealed our qualification. We need to win the second leg.”
Alongside Real Madrid, Juventus is the only unbeaten team in this season's Champions League, BBC sport reports. Will they be able to uphold this title in tonight’s match? Let’s wait and see what surprises the league has in store.