Monaco v Juventus: past meetings, stats and reaction

Juventus have progressed on both previous occasions they have met Monaco in the UEFA Champions League, but the Bianconeri are wary of this "young, exuberant" vintage.

Juventus eliminated Monaco in the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals
Juventus eliminated Monaco in the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals ©Getty Images

When are the games?
First leg, Monaco: Wednesday 3 May
Second leg, Turin: Tuesday 9 May

Head-to-head record
Played: 4
Monaco: W1 F4
Juventus: W2 F7
Draws: 1

Previous meetings (all UEFA Champions League)
2014/15 QF: Juventus 1-0 Monaco, Monaco 0-0 Juventus (agg: 1-0 to Juventus)
1997/98 SF: Juventus 4-1 Monaco, Monaco 3-2 Juventus (agg: 6-4 to Juventus)

Watch what happened when Monaco and Juve met in the 1997/98 semi-finals
Watch what happened when Monaco and Juve met in the 1997/98 semi-finals

Did you know?
• Juve went on to lose to Real Madrid in the final after beating Monaco in the 1997/98 semis – an omen?
• Juve have won the home leg in nine of their 11 European Cup semi-finals; they've won just once away
• Monaco have lost all four European semi-finals they have played against Italian opposition
• The Bianconeri are aiming for a ninth European Cup final, Monaco for their second

Watch the goals that took Monaco to the semis
Watch the goals that took Monaco to the semis

Reaction
Ludovic Giuly, former Monaco winger and current ambassador
We had to be drawn against someone! That's four times now that we've made it to the semi-finals of the Champions League and we're delighted to be here. We're in with a chance – over two legs, anything can happen. We might be a bit of an underdog, but we do have experience at European level. We're still a big team in Europe and I hope we can keep that going.

Pavel Nedvěd, former Juventus midfielder and current vice-president
We faced Monaco two years ago and I remember two very tough games – I'm sure it will be the same this year. I think they're even more dangerous now; they are young, strong and exuberant and they play good football. Juve have also changed, though – the team have more confidence now. I can see in the eyes of the players that they are determined to go all the way.

Legend
SF: Semi-final
QF: Quarter-final