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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

2016-17 UEFA Champions League SF Second Leg Juventus Vs Monaco Tuesday May 09,2017

In the SF first leg,Juventus beat Monaco 2-0

Monaco are hoping for a historic comeback as they try to overturn a 2-0 first-leg deficit in their Champions League semi-final against Juventus on Tuesday May 09,2017
The Italians have won all 11 knockout ties against Ligue 1 opponents.
Monaco have never won a game in Italy in seven attempts.
Only two teams have ever won a knockout tie in the competition after losing at home in the first leg and it has never been done from two goals down.
Ajax overcame Panathinaikos in 1996 and Inter Milan managed to beat Bayern Munich in 2011 - both, however, only needed to recover from a one goal deficit.


  • This is the second time these sides have met in a Champions League semi-final - Juventus securing their passage to the final with a 6-4 aggregate victory 19 years ago, before losing to Real Madrid in the final (1997-98).
  • After failing to reach the last four of the Champions League from 2003-04 to 2013-14, Juventus have now made the semis for the second time in the past three seasons.
  • The Turin club has systematically reached the final in five of its six previous Champions League semis.
  • Monaco have reached the Champions League semis for the fourth time after 1993-94, 1997-98 and 2003-04.
  • No other French team has made the last four more than once.
  • Juventus, alongside Real Madrid, are the only unbeaten team in this season's Champions League (W8 D3).
  • None of the two goals conceded by Juventus in this season's Champions League have come from open play (11 games).
  • Gonzalo Higuain scored two goals in the first leg, as many as in his previous 24 Champions League knockout games. With five goals this season, it's already the most prolific campaign of his career in the competition.
  • Falcao and Mbappe have scored 10 of Monaco's past 16 Champions League goals. In the first leg, Mbappe failed to find the net for the first time after having started a game in the competition.
In the SF Second Leg,Juventus beat Monaco 2-1
Goal Scorers
For Juventus - Mario Mandzukic(33)  and Dani Alves(44)
For Monaco - Kylian Mbappe(69)
Juventus reached their second Champions League final in three seasons with a comfortable aggregate victory over Monaco.
Already leading 2-0 from the first leg, the Italian side extended their advantage when Mario Mandzukic stabbed in after his initial header was saved.
Dani Alves doubled their lead on the night with an instinctive volley from goalkeeper Danijel Subasic's punched clearance.
Kylian Mbappe turned in Joao Moutinho's low cross to pull one back in the second half, but the Ligue 1 side could not pull off an unlikely comeback.
Juventus, who have not won this competition since 1996 and lost 3-1 to Barcelona in the 2015 final, will face  in the finals Real Madrid in Cardiff on  June 03,2017

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