'Monaco have nothing to lose' - Allegri weary over Champions League clash

Rosalie Stanley
May 10, 2017

Before the return game with Monaco, the "old lord" will play in a match of 35 round on Saturday in the Turin derby with Torino.

Juventus is all set to host AS Monaco in the second leg of UEFA Champions League semi-final 2017 at Juventus Stadium. Juventus have a 2 goal advantage from the first leg.

It was the first home league match Juve have failed to win this season, but Allegri was content simply to avoid defeat.

The Serie A title for the sixth-consecutive time is theirs for the taking and with a Coppa Italia final date awaiting, the Bianconeri are on the brink of history for should they trump their Spanish opponents, they would have completed a rare treble of titles.

Meanwhile, Monaco are looking to stage a comeback of epic proportions when they take on Juventus in their home soil and progress into the finals, having not won in seven attempts on Italian soil. They need to work on their defense first and not concede any more goal as any more goal could mean that its all over for them. We let in a goal nearly on the counter-attack: [Lionel] Messi hammered a shot on goal, I diverted it and [Luis] Suarez scored. And since I have been disappointed so many times, I want to get the victory before allowing myself to celebrate.

But he won supporters over by winning a league and cup double and leading them to the Champions League final in his first season in charge, then claiming another double last season.

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Juventus welcome back Sami Khedira, but keep Andrea Barzagli and a more advanced Dani Alves against Monaco in the Champions League semi-final.

Juventus will again look to Higuain to lead its attack on Tuesday against Monaco, especially after the Argentina forward ended his negative streak with both goals in the first leg. Higuain hadn't previously scored in a Champions League knockout match since 2013. "We will make the most of this game and do everything to ensure that it is not our last", he added.

"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", Jardim said.

"We leave here eliminated, but still with our heads held high", Mbappe said. "Mixing with the top teams is what's best for progression". We have to believe.

"I don't score very often, so I'm happy, but in a way I prefer the assist to a goal, so everyone goes home happy", he said on Tuesday. But conceding on the 29th and 59th minute goals from Higuain, nearly buried their chance to play in the final in Cardiff.

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