These five things you need to know about Manchester City-AS Monaco
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Manchester City and AS Monaco are Tuesday night opposite each other in the heenwedstrijd of the eighth finals of the Champions League. These are five things you need to know about the match at the Etihad Stadium.
1. Revived Falcao on the hunt for reparation
For many years, was Radamel Falcao is a feared striker, but in England he came to Manchester United and Chelsea the past few years, not to his right. At Manchester City they will, therefore, now also not awake of the 31-year-old Colombian.
Nevertheless, it can Falcao play a key role against the ‘Citizens’, because since he has this summer returned to Monaco, he has the form of for his heavy kruisbandblessure finally to address. In the French Ligue 1 lap Falcao this season already sixteen, and in the Champions League was two times tap. The match Tuesday in Manchester is a great opportunity to be class still show on English soil.
2. Guardiola seems to guarantee success in eighth-finals
If we click on the statistics sound than going City by. Trainer Josep Guardiola brought in his seven previous years as a trainer in the Champions League always at least the semi-finals. With Bayern Munich was the semi-final showdown also three times the the end. With FC Barcelona overtook the Spaniard twice in the finals (2009 and 2011) and both times it was won.
3. Monaco very strong against English clubs
City may be chest as well as wetting, because Monaco performs in the knock-out stages in Europe traditionally well against English clubs. The club from the principality is even still undefeated in England (three times earnings, two times the same). The only time that Monaco is not saved against an English club was in the season of 1995/1996 in the UEFA Cup against Leeds United.
Two years ago stuntte Monaco Arsenal off in the eighth finals of the Champions League. At the Emirates Stadium with a 1-3 win.
4. Defensively vulnerable City find doelpuntenmachine
The biggest problems of the City are in the back, witness the ten tegendoelpunten in the group stage. There is AS Monaco this season, a true doelpuntenmachine. The team of the Portuguese coach Leonardo Jardim, with 76 goals in 26 league games, the most scoring team in the European top leagues.
City-trainer Guardiola warned his team Monday at the press conference. “Their fullbacks playing as strikers and the front they have the killers.”
5. Live broadcast on NUsport and Veronica
Manchester City against AS Monaco is live on Veronica, NUsport.nl and in the NUsport app. The broadcast starts at 20.00 hours and the kick-off is at 20.45 hours. On NUsport.nl directly after, also all the clips with highlights of this match and the summary of Bayer Leverkusen-Atletico Madrid.
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