Man Utd fans are obsessing over one of Monaco's Champions League stars
- Author: Loretta Pittman Mar 16, 2017,
Mar 16, 2017, 0:24
City will take on Monaco on Wednesday for their round-of-16 second leg clash.
Monaco have won all four of their matches across all competitions since the first leg.
"I don't think about this Barca game a lot". Two will not be enough. However, the loss of Kamil Glik at the back for this return leg will certainly affect Les Monegasques' rearguard.
It was not until the second half that they started to assert themselves in any way and finally get the previously isolated Sergio Aguero into the game. It would be tiring for us to think about running the clock down, that would be a huge mistake, to think about what we have done (already).
What did the French press make of the first game and how do they rate Monaco's chances on Wednesday?
The teams who have qualified for the quarter-final are Atletico, Dortmund, Leicester City, Barcelona, Juventus, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and AS Monaco. Set pieces. You lose five minutes of concentration and you're out.
Monaco have lost six of their last eight Champions League knockout games (also W1, D1), with their only win in that time coming in London against Arsenal (3-1, February 2015). But again, pressure forces him to shoot early, and Subasic pokes out a foot to deflect behind.
However, in order to do this, he warns Leonardo Jardim to not sit back, but to play the expansive football they have produced since the start of the season.
And like Deschamps, who on that famous night warned his players they would concede "one goal and perhaps the first of the match", Jardim wants his team to stick to the game plan should a similar scenario arise.
Monaco boast an embarrassment of riches when it comes to the best young domestic talents and for me, Mbappe is the brightest youngster in France right now. But while Sane is becoming a regular match-winner for City following his hard start at the club this season, Sterling has yet to step into the role of ruthless finisher that the German has embraced.
Monaco are one of the most talented sides in Europe but they lack big match players and that might be a problem for them come this tie. Both of these teams love to attack and there could be plenty of goals in this second leg tie too.
Falcao is an injury doubt for Monaco.
To top it off, Prince Albert II of Monaco wasn't even backing his own team as he turned up wearing a half and half Monaco-City scarf.