EUROUNDUP: All Aboard the Europa League Train

EUROUNDUP: All Aboard the Europa League Train

As feared, Monaco will be a Europa League team this season, despite a sterling effort at Stade Louis II on Tuesday. The home side won the C1 play-off second leg 2-1 after goals from Andrea Raggi (again) and Elderson after Valencia’s Alvaro Negredo had twisted the knife with an early opener. However ASM could not get the crucial third goal, and now will drop to the Europa League – and maybe lose a bunch more…

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Preview: AS Monaco v Valencia CF – Champions League

Preview: AS Monaco v Valencia CF – Champions League

Although there have only been three weekends of league action, this has the appearance of being one of the biggest spells in AS Monaco’s season. On Tuesday night they host Valencia at the Stade Louis II – trying to peg back a 3-1 first-leg defeat – then Paris Saint-Germain come to town, asking questions of Monaco’s ability to challenge them at the top of the table. First things first, the Champions League test against the very dangerous…

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Valencia Threaten to Dent Monaco’s Champions League Hopes

Valencia Threaten to Dent Monaco’s Champions League Hopes

Manchester United may have the bigger reputation whilst Bayer Leverkusen may be an exciting young team but Valencia was probably the toughest draw that Monaco could have received in the Champions League play-off draw. Much like les Monegasques, the Spanish side has benefited greatly from recent investment and there are a number of parallels that can be drawn between the approaches of the two clubs. Los Che have a clear preference for buying younger players, with the aim of…

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Preview: AS Monaco Fully Fit for Young Boys Second Leg

Preview: AS Monaco Fully Fit for Young Boys Second Leg

Monaco will try and take one step closer to the Champions League group stage on Tuesday evening when they face Young Boys of Berne in the second leg of their third qualifying round tie. Les Monegasques take a 3-1 lead into the home game following an excellent performance in Switzerland, and it should be plain sailing for the Ligue 1 side to make it through to the next playoff round. The away side are missing five players,…

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Men Against Young Boys As Monaco Take Control

Men Against Young Boys As Monaco Take Control

Before the new league campaign kicks off on August 7th, AS Monaco began their Champions League challenge with breath-taking 3-1 win over Young Boys of Berne on Tuesday night. Goals from Layvin Kurzawa, Guido Carillo and Marko Pasalic gave Leonardo Jardim’s side three fantastic away goals and puts them in a very strong position to reach the play-off round of Champions League qualification. Here is the story of the match: Que pensez-vous de la compo…

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AS Monaco Start Campaign for Champions League Glory

AS Monaco Start Campaign for Champions League Glory

Monaco will be the first French team to kick a competitive ball this season, as they take on Swiss league runners-up Young Boys in Berne in the third qualifying round for the Champions League this Tuesday evening. Young Boys have never made it to the group stage, most recently being knocked out by Spurs in a play-off back in 2010/11, although they then made it to the knock-out stage of the Europa League; the following…

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Women’s Champions League Final : Frankfurt 2 – 1 PSG

Women’s Champions League Final : Frankfurt 2 – 1 PSG

PSG headed for Berlin on Thursday for their first ever appearance in the Champions League final. After a nervy semi-final second leg against Wolfsburg, PSG had held on to win 3-2 on aggregate. Three-time winners Frankfurt, meanwhile, had coasted in on a 13-0 aggregate win over Brondby, the second game featuring hat-tricks from Veronica Boquete and Celia Sasic, getting the German striker to 13 goals in 7 matches, only one away from the competition record. Frankfurt’s…

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Foot Feminin : PSG to face Frankfurt in the WCL Final

Foot Feminin : PSG to face Frankfurt in the WCL Final

After PSG went out of the Champions League to Barcelona last week, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi was talking up the possibility of the Parisiens pulling off an unprecedented domestic triple. On Sunday night, he was at Charlety to witness the Parisiennes booking a trip to Berlin and the possibility that there will indeed be European silverware in the trophy cabinet this season, as PSG’s women’s team beat VFL Wolfsburg 3-2 on aggregate. It was nervier than it…

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