Only six teams, in fact, have ever lost at home first and then gone through, in nearly 62 completed years of the competition. We'll back Under 2.5 Goals as we expect Juve to cruise through to the final without any concerns. Juventus have not lost a Champions League game this season, are unbeaten in their last 18 Champions League home games dating to April 2013 and have not conceded a goal in 621 minutes - the last being a ninth-minute strike by Sevilla in the group stage on November 22.
This would be the second time that Monaco would make their way to the finals, having lost to Jose Mourinho's Porto in 2004.
"We have had a great season so far and tomorrow we will give our best to win". They already have the upper hand as they beat Monaco in the first leg by 2-0. Monaco will surely attempt to bombard Juve's penalty area in Turin, but that will be easier said than done.
Only two teams have ever won a knockout tie in the competition after losing at home in the first leg and it has never been done from two goals down. They even managed to reach the Coupe de la Ligue final and the Coupe de France semis despite the juggling act. The Italian champions have nine clean sheets in 11 Champions League matches this season, and won't have a lot of incentive to attack. If Monaco are to pull off the comeback it is a safe bet that both players will be involved.
Monaco started the game brightly and Kylian Mbappe saw a smart first-time volley hit the inside of the post, although the linesman's flag was raised for offside nonetheless. Given that Juve's defence is as secure as Fort Knox, not to mention its blistering counter-attacks, Massimiliano Allegri's side should earn a narrow win.
Monaco is travelling to Turin, Italy, to face Juventus.
Juve's last Champions League defeat on home soil dates back to a 2-0 loss to Bayern Munich in April 2013. We mustn't worry about winning by force, but at the same time we have to play the match as if it was a dry one. Over the weekend Real smashed Tony Adams' (I know, weird) Granada 4-0, with Zinedine Zidane traipsing out his B-team, being forced to use such average talents as James Rodriguez and Alvaro Morta in the win.
Bakayoko, Mbappe, Mendy and Fabinho continue to be linked with big-money moves to some of Europe's elite, such is the nature of football nowadays that developing your own players is seemingly too much to ask.
Prediction: A 1-1 draw.
"It will be hard, but we need to have a positive approach".
"We have an advantage in the league but nothing is won yet so my message to the players is to go out and win the next match". You have to like the Argentine's confidence, but will all due respect to Simeone, I just can't see Atletico overturning a three-goal deficit - even at the Vicente Calderon.
After failing to reach the last four of the Champions League from 2003/04 to 2013/14, Juventus have now made the semis for the second time in three seasons (after 2014/15).
Monaco now sit atop the Ligue 1 table three points clear of second-placed Paris Saint-Germain with a game in hand.