Juventus vs Monaco Preview (Second-Leg)

Juventus will be looking to seal their place in the final of the Champions League on Tuesday when Monaco visit the Juventus Stadium.

The Serie A champions are strong favourites heading into the tie after securing a 2-0 lead in the first leg at The Stade Louis II.

Despite the advantage, boss Massimiliano Allegri is taking no chances, resting several key players in their weekend 1-1 draw against Torino.

Gonzalo Higuain scored 2 in his the first leg.
Gonzalo Higuain scored 2 in his the first leg.

Monaco has locked horns with reigning Champions Paris Saint-Germain for the Ligue 1 title, and will now also face the almighty task of becoming the first team in Champions League history to overcome a first-leg 2-0 home defeat.

Allegri will be pleased that Juventus have no new injury concerns and will have the addition of midfielder Sami Khedira who missed the trip to France through suspension.

Monaco, on the other hand, will be without left-back Benjamin Mende, who remains a doubt after missing the first leg as well as the 3-0 win over Nancy at the weekend.

This is not the first time both sides have met in the semi-final of the competition; Juventus emerging victorious with a 6-4 aggregate win in 1998 before succumbing to Real Madrid in the final.

Monaco historically have struggled in knockout stage away ties in the Champions League, winning just two of 11 games.

Radamel Falcao and Kylian Mbappe will be key for Monaco
Radamel Falcao and Kylian Mbappe will be key for Monaco
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Additionally, they failed to keep a clean sheet in any of those fixtures.

Juventus on the other hand, have proven to be a tough outfit to break down, keeping six consecutive clean sheets in the competition, with Sevilla’s Nico Pareja the last person to score against the Italians way back in November.

The Match will be broadcasted live on BT Sport, kick off 7:45 p.m.