Europa – Champions League – Play Off
Match start: 20:45 (GMT+1)
According to the results of the semifinal matches of the Champions League we have the following results:
Real Madrid - Atlético de Madrid – 3:0;
Monaco-Juventus – 0:2;
And these results vividly demonstrate the fact that the squad of the forthcoming final match of the main tournament of EUFA that will be held on the 3rd June has already been determined on 99%. As now, with due respect to Atlético and Monaco is it clear that the clubs are not able to change the situation.
After the winning that was achieved at the Stade Louis II the head coach of bianconeri Massimiliano Allegri had made the general rotation of the starting XI and prior the Turin Derby decided to leave the group of the football players of the starting XI (Gianluigi Buffon, Claudio Marchisio and Gonzalo Higuaín) on the bench.
As the result for the first time for 9 years (from the 26th of February, 2008) the garnets had earned their first point during the match with Juventus (1:1). And the champion has only postponed the official recognition of their new title till the next week-end.
But the team of Leonardo Jardim had managed to retrieve the defeat to Italian club (last Wednesday) in Lorraine over hopeless underdog Nancy – 0:3. Bernardo e Silva, Thomas Lemar had scored the goals and own goal was kicked by the hosts .
And now in order to become the champion for the first time for 17 years regardless of the results of the main opponent PSG the Monegasques had to gain only 4 points in 3 matches against Lille (the 14th of May), Saint-Étienne (the 17th of May) and Stade Rennais (the 20th of May).
It is quite possible that if next season Leonardo Jardim and the leaders of the team will stay in Monaco, in one year the football club with its strong attacking potential will reach the final of the Champions League.
But this time the football club is facing strong and experienced opponent. And that is why Monaco here has no chances to gain the final success.
Juventus – 1,65, draw – 3,70, Monaco – 5,50;
Total under (3,0) - odds 1,67 Pinnacle