True to their swashbuckling style, Monaco are not ready to go down without a fight as they attempt to overturn a 2-0 first-leg deficit against a Juventus side oozing confidence.
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- Juventus hold 2-0 advantage after trip to Monaco
- No side in modern era has overturned two-goal semi-final first-leg loss
- Juve won all of previous 11 two-legged ties against French clubs
- Monaco have never won in Italy (D1, L6)
- Winners play Real Madrid or Atlético in Cardiff final on 3 June
Juventus: Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini, Alex Sandro; Pjanić, Khedira; Dani Alves, Dybala, Mandžukić; Higuaín.
Out: Pjaca (knee), Rugani (leg)
Monaco: Subašić; Mendy, Jemerson, Glik, Sidibé; Bernardo Silva, Fabinho, Bakayoko, Lemar; Mbappé, Falcao.
Out: Boschilia (knee)
Doubtful: Mendy (hamstring), Carrillo (groin), Touré (muscle)
Massimiliano Allegri, Juventus coach
Monaco have nothing to lose. They can play with freedom and create trouble because they have players with great talent, especially up front. We will have to play aggressively and try to win.
We have to play even better than we did in Monaco because we made a few mistakes there. The result of the first leg does not count for much because there are still 90 minutes between us and Cardiff.
Leonardo Jardim, Monaco coach
We have to attack with our minds free of bad thoughts. In the first leg we had the same number of shots on goal as Juve but they were more clinical. Obviously they are more mature than we are but fundamentally we lost because we didn't make the most of our chances.
Tomorrow we want to keep our dream alive. Our objective is to reach the final and we'll have to be at our best. I'm very proud of my players and what they have done so far, regardless of Tuesday's result.
Juventus 1-1 Torino (Higuaín 90+2; Ljajić 52)
Second-half substitute Gonzalo Higuaín came to the rescue for Juventus, scoring two minutes into added time to salvage a share of the derby spoils. Torino played the last 33 minutes with ten men following Afriyie Acquah's dismissal. The draw did, however, end the Bianconeri's run of 33 consecutive home wins in Serie A.
Nancy 0-3 Monaco (Badila og 3, Bernardo Silva 40, Lemar 86)
Monaco took another big step towards their first Ligue 1 title since 1999/2000 with a clinical display, getting a bit of help on their way with an early own goal. Bernardo Silva ended a run of 18 outings without a goal by heading in before half-time following a cross from Thomas Lemar, who wrapped things up himself late on. Monaco are three points clear of Paris Saint-Germain and also have a game in hand.
Form guide (all competitions, most recent first)
Reporter's view: Paolo Menicucci (@UEFAcomPaoloM)
Scoring at least twice in 90 minutes against a team who have conceded just two goals all season in the UEFA Champions League is a tough mission, even for Monaco's scintillating attack. The Bianconeri are too savvy to think their place in Cardiff is already certain, regardless of the first-leg result. The Juventus Stadium effect should do the rest: Massimiliano Allegri's men have not lost a European game at home for more than four years.
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Juve have won all 11 two-legged ties against French sides, including against Monaco in both the 1997/98 UEFA Champions League semi-finals and the 2014/15 quarter-finals. Find out more in our extensive match background.