Juventus are set to take on AS Monaco in the UEFA Champions League 2017 semifinal 2nd leg match on Tuesday, 09 May 2017 at Juventus Stadium in turin. Having won the opening leg 2-0 in France, Juventus are comfortably placed to seal final berth. However Monaco has been superb all season and if they score early on we might in for a surprise. Second leg kicks off at around 19:45 uk time.
Juventus 2-1 AS Monaco Highlights
[ UEFA Champions League 2017 Semifinal – 2nd Leg ]
33′ 1 – 0 Mario Mandzukic scores from close range after his first effort rebounded off the keeper and he poked home to make it 1-0 for Juventus and pretty much settled the tie.
45′ 2 – 0 Daniel Alves who was star of the show in first leg also started in absolute beast form in second leg and scored beauty of a volley from just outside the box to make it 2-0.
69′ 2 – 1 Kylian Mbappe Lottin
AS Monaco are set to take on Juventus in the Champions League and it will be a exciting affair with free scoring Monaco taking on a very compact Juventus side in the first leg of their champions league semifinal. All eyes will be on highly rated french youngster Kylian Mbappe who is scoring goal for fun in a team who have outscored even the biggest European giants this season both in europe and domestic league.
Juventus on the other hand pretty much settled as Italian champions once again but Champions League success if their priority and this will be as good a chance as they are going to get in near future. Juventus will be eager to get somthing from the first leg and take something to defend for return leg in a weeks time. Juve has only conceded 2 goals in this year’s champions league and we can expect another shutout on Wednesday night.
Team News & Possible Starting Lineups: Tiemoue Bakayoko is doubtful which means Monaco will have to improvise in the midfield department. While Juventus will be without Daniele Rugani (Injury) and Sami Khedira (Suspended). Other than that both teams are in good condition going into the game.
Predictions: Free scoring Monaco against a very solid defensive Juventus side makes it a exciting affair. Monaco need to win the first leg to have a good chance of qualification for next round. Anything but a win for Monaco and Juventus will fancy their chances in second leg back in Turin a week later.