The first Champions League finalist will be known on Tuesday, as Juventus returns home for the semifinal second leg against Monaco with a 2-0 lead after last week’s first leg. The Italians are in a fine position to advance, while Monaco is going to have to put together its best performance of the year to move on.
Here’s how you can watch the match and what to know:
How to watch
When: Tuesday at 2:45 p.m. ET
Where: Juventus Stadium in Turin, Italy
Stream: fuboTV and Fox Sports Go
Juventus dominated last week’s first leg, securing a 2-0 victory on the road with Gonzalo Higuain scoring both goals. That means Monaco is obligated to score at least two goals, or it is done. One goal from Juve would mean Monaco would need three to move on.
Why Monaco is probably done
Juventus is the top defensive team in European soccer and has recorded clean sheets in 81 percent of its Champions League games this season, including five straight in the knockout stages.
Why Monaco has a chance
It’s the top scoring team in European soccer. That, combined with a couple calls going its way (penalty kick, free kick), anything could happen.
Juventus to win – 8/13
Draw – 3/1
Monaco manages to score, but Juve still cruises through. Juventus 3, Monaco 1.
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bappe’s star is on the rise, but Higuain is already an established goal-getter. He followed his brace in Monaco by scoring the equaliser for Juventus in Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Torino.
Higuain will again count on supply from Juve’s pillars of creativity—classy forward Paulo Dybala and mercurial midfield schemer Miralem Pjanic.
The latter could boss this game if Monaco are missing a key cog from their midfield. Physical holding player Tiemoue Bakayoko is listed as doubtful, per the tournament’s official website.
Following a strong performance in the south of France last week, Juventus are set to host Monaco in Turin for the second leg of their Champions League semi-final.
The Old Lady take a 2-0 lead back to Juventus Stadium, and should feel confident that they’ve already done enough to book their flights to Cardiff for the competition’s final in June.
But they’ll still be wary of the attacking threat of a Monaco side who have scored 98 in Ligue 1 this season – the second highest tally for any team in Europe’s top 5 leagues.
While the tie may look done and dusted, this second leg could throw up some surprises.
Here’s everything you need to know about it.