Published: Wed, May 03, 2017
Sport | By Noel Norman

Champions League semifinals: Spotlight on Monaco

At the time of writing their are a few seats still going at the Stade Louis II for club members so if you are lucky enough to be on the Côte d'Azur why not head down and soak up the atmosphere of a great European night? Everybody knows their history, the great players who played there, the great players who still play there.

Last time it reached the final of Europe's premier club competition, Juventus was swept aside 3-1 by Barcelona. In addition to this Juventus have an unfathomable 49 game unbeaten streak at Juventus Stadium in all competitions which bodes well for the second leg.

A keeper who had made his debut for Italy even before Henry was making a name for himself in European club football. I was prepared in case, but I never played. It's an adventure, it's down to our daily work over the last 10 months. Your best bet is to check who is broadcasting the game in your country and see if they have an online platform or iOS or Android app to watch it through.

When: Wednesday, May 3 at 11:45 a.m.

"We want the big players to stay with Monaco and Falcao is one of those", Jardim told a pre-match news conference.

Mbappe has been in scintillating form for Monaco this campaign.

Yes - the match will be televised on BT Sport in the UK.

Juventus will go into this game full of confidence, hoping to make it to their second Champions League final in three years. Juventus haven't won the Champions League since 1996, which is too long for a club of their stature.

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"It might be hard to believe but, for me, playing in a Champions League final would give me as much pleasure as ever".

Across competitions, just four more goals will lift the season's haul to 150.

UEFA Champions League fans in the United States without cable login credentials can watch the Monaco Vs. Juve clash legally and for free on Sling TV, by signing up for a seven-day free trial of the Sling "Blue" or "Orange" plans. Real Madrid, Juventus, and Atletico Madrid are regulars at this stage, with all three being involved in a final over the last two years, but Monaco's youth-and-Falcao-powered attack could be the one to steal the show from the traditional powers.

The Ligue 1 leaders have scored plenty of goals this season and boast one of Europe's most exciting newcomers in striker Kylian Mbappe.

Like Juventus, Monaco are now sitting top of their domestic league and while Ligue 1 might be a slightly lower standard than Serie A, Monaco's European performances show they can more than hold their own against the continent's most unsafe sides.

Monaco's teenage striker Kylian Mbappe has been earning rave reviews after scoring in each of the four knockout matches so far, and his partnership with Colombia striker Radamel Falcao has produced 52 goals.

The fleet-footed attacking midfielder has 13 goals this season, including fine strikes home and away against Tottenham in the Champions League group stage.

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