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4 things Monaco must do to turn the tide against Juventus

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Follow Your Sport has picked out 4 things Monaco must do to turn the 2-0 first leg deficit around against Juventus.

 

1) Scoring the first goal

621 minutes and counting …is the time since Juventus last conceded a goal in the Champions League.

With six clean sheets including a shutout at the Camp Nou, Juventus’ defence has taken their already legendary status as Europe’s finest to new heights

If Monaco manage to nick in an early goal, it will come about as a shock, it will silence the crowd and it might bring about a state of panic into the Old Lady’s defence. This would give this young Monaco side a whole lot of confidence and belief and we could be in for a cracker of a match.

 

Leonardo Bonucci celebrates

 

2) Stop Alves and the bombarding service

Playing Dani Alves in an advanced right wing position proved to be another tactical masterclass from Allegri, and seeing Alves line up in the same position again won’t come down as a shock to anyone now. The Brazilian veteran was the provider of both of Higuain’s goal in the first leg and Monaco must try to stop the service from both the wings to nullify Higuain and Dybala because the quality of the Old Lady’s strike pair is too good and they are sure to punish any mistakes and put away most of the chances that they get.

 

3) Exploiting Mbappe’s pace

Juventus are not the fastest of teams centrally and Leonardo Jardim must look to exploit their lack of pace on the counter with teenage sensation Mbappe. Continuous runs in behind the old legs of Bonucci and Chiellini are sure to create chances for the French side and Kylian Mbappe is the perfect player for this kind of a role.

 

 

4) Sticking to their style

Monaco are the top scoring side in the top 5 leagues in Europe. Goals are what has led this Monaco side to the semi-final stage of the Champions League and goals are what they will need to have any hope of reaching their first final since 2003-04. With a frontline of Dybala and Higuain supported by Pjanic and Mandzukic, it would take nothing short of a miraculous performance from Glik and co. to keep a CS at the Old Lady’s home. The only way they have a chance in this tie is if they do what they know best, putting the ball into the back of the net.

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