AS Monaco begins its journey in the Champions League on Tuesday. The princely team has two rounds to go before hoping to reach the group stage.
Like last year at this time, AS Monaco is already on the bridge. Even before the start of Ligue 1, the princely team is faced with serious matters with the qualifying rounds of the Champions League. This Tuesday, the third of the last exercise of the championship are measured against the vice-champion of the Netherlands, PSV Eindhoven. An obstacle within their reach, but caution is still required.
Monaco is hard at work
The Monegasques especially do not want to know the misadventure they experienced twelve months ago, when they failed at the gates of the group stage. Shakhtar Donetsk deprived them of their dream. Everything has been done to ensure that this failure is not repeated, with an ambitious transfer window which has seen the club secure the services of Minamino and Embolo. Admittedly, Aurélien Tchouaméni was not replaced in the midfield, but the ingredients are there to negotiate well this month of August. The momentum displayed at the end of last season and also during the preparation phase leaves room for legitimate hopes for this start to the year.
ASM can also rely on its strong men, like Wissam Ben Yedder. The French international is a major asset and he will be keen to guide his people to the next stage on the European stage. He will of course not be able to do everything alone and it will be up to Paul Clément to ensure that the team also responds collectively. The Belgian has gained credibility with what he has achieved over the past season. It’s up to him to continue on this path and show that his arrival in place of Niko Kovac was ultimately not such a bad choice.
The probable composition of Monaco:
Nubel–Aguilar, Maripan, Disasi, C. Henrique–Vanderson, Yo. Fofana, Matazo, Golovin-Minamino, Ben Yedder.
Where to follow the match?
The match in the last qualifying round of the Champions League between AS Monaco and PSV Eindhoven will be broadcast on Canal + from 8 p.m. It will also be possible to watch it on the group’s streaming platform, MyCanal.
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