Gonzalo Higuain
Higuain scored twice in the first leg. Reuters

Juventus host Monaco in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final on Tuesday, 9 May with the Turin club in the drivers seat to progress into the finals for the second time in the last three years.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 7:45pm BST. Live coverage of the game will be on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport 2 HD.


Juventus come into the game with a two goal advantage over Monaco from the first leg and are overwhelming favourites to make their way to the finals. They were an unmovable force in the first leg where they stopped Monaco's free scoring forwards from breaching their defence, while Gianluigi Buffon mopped up every time the French side did manage to get into their penalty box.

Dani Alves was the standout performer for the Italian club, providing the two assists for Gonzalo Higuain, who finished with aplomb. Juventus do not have any overwhelming injuries to worry about, with manager Massimiliano Allegri confirming that forward Paulo Dybala is fit after he limped off during Saturday's 1-1 draw at home to Torino.

Meanwhile, Monaco are looking to stage a comeback of epic proportions when they take on Juventus in their home soil and progress into the finals, having not won in seven attempts on Italian soil. The odds are against them as there have been only two teams who have progressed further in the competition after losing at home in the first leg and never when they were two goals down.

This would be the second time that Monaco would make their way to the finals, having lost to Jose Mourinho's Porto in 2004. For this to happen they have to break Juventus' four-year unbeaten streak at home in Europe and a run of six clean sheets, which include two against a rampaging Barcelona side. This is the fourth time that they have made it to the semis, more than any other Ligue 1 club.

What Managers Say

Massimiliano Allegri: "We must not think that we are through because of the result of the first leg -- we must treat this like a single knockout match. We need to try to emerge with a positive result from this game and that means taking the right approach and attacking Monaco. We're in good form but there is a month to go to the end of the season and we have only reached one of our objectives so far, and that is the final of the Coppa Italia. Now we've got to think about Monaco and then, the day after tomorrow, we will think about the Roma match." (via ESPN)

Leonardo Jardim: "Monaco is the team that has played the most in Europe. We need to give our all. We'll put out our best team. We're in a difficult situation. But I think I'm in a very good situation. A lot of coaches are out of the competition. I want to enjoy tomorrow's game. We'll have to attack, but keep a cool head, because by playing like madmen we can concede two or three goals in a row. We need to change a lot of things to get a result. Everyone wants to go to the final. I'm very proud of this team. In July, no-one saw us getting this far." (via ESPN)

Betting Odds (betfair)

  • Juventus win: 8/11
  • Draw: 29/10
  • Monaco win: 9/2

Team News


Possible XI: Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini; Alves, Pjanic, Khedira, Sandro; Dybala, Higuain, Mandzukic


Possible XI: Subasic; Dirar, Glik, Jemerson, Sidibe; Silva, Fabinho, Bakayoko, Lemar; Falcao, Mbappe