France: Ligue 1
Match start: 20:00 (GMT+1)
Even 3-4 days ago it was very hard to believe that the lineup of forthcoming final of the 62nd chief UEFA tournament that will be held on the 3rd of June in Cardiff will be determined almost for 95% by the results of first semifinal matches.
But nevertheless the fact remains - according to the results of starting matches of the ½ finals Real Madrid and Juventus Turin received fantastic advantage over their opponents:
02.05.2017. Real Madrid - Atlético de Madrid – 3:0 (Ronaldo 3);
03.05.2017. Monaco – Juventus – 0:2 (Higuaín 2);
The main winning factor of galaktikos and bianconeri
So Cristiano Ronaldo had scored 3 unresponsive goals at his stadium Santiago Bernabéu and Gonzalo Higuaín became the author of a double during the away match at Cote d'-Azur.
But during the first and the second matches there was an equal fight on the football field and Atlético and Monaco were not weaker than their rivals. If not speaking about goal chances. And as a result we got such lineup prior the official ending of semifinal round.
Future Champion of France
It is obvious that the chief coach of the Monegasques Leonardo Jardim will be saying the whole 5 days prior to the return match in Turin that his team is still able to fight with Juventus for the final match.
The future champion of France, of course, can fight. But to win back two goals - it is utopia. Juventus is not Manchester city and Borussia D. Here we see the absolutely different game philosophy that is focused on the safety of its own gates.
It is unlikely that the fans will be sorry because their team leaves the Champions League. As very soon Monaco will become the new champion after the 17 year break.
Nice helped a lot having won the only opponent of the red and whites PSG with the score 3:1. But this fiasco doesn’t lessen the champion’s ambitions of the team of Leonardo Jardim. Do you remember how happy the clients of the bookmakers were after the winning goal of Monaco? And nothing good can be said about the overpraised EPL grands that are busy with advertising but not football. May be this is the reason why decisive rounds of the Champions League are free from the English grands.
But the team of Leonardo Jardim is earning new points. And now the team came to play against Nancy (19th line). And here the possible winning of the main challenger for the champion’s title is obvious.
Nancy – 6,00, draw – 4,35, Monaco – 1,55;
Our tip: Monaco (Asian Handicap) -1 - odds 1,79 Pinnacle