AS Monaco found tonight Bayer Leverkusen, an opponent who has left a good memory in the first leg. During the first day of Group C at the Stade Louis II, Leonardo Jardim players had won 1-0 being archidominés first period. This time, Monaco went to Germany for the return as part of the fourth day.
And if Bayer Leverkusen had so badly started his European campaign on the French Riviera, it has since corrected this by winning three matches C1 ensuing face Benfica (3-1) and twice against Zenit St -Petersburg (2-0 and 2-1). Consequently, the German club out in front of the group C with nine points on the board and just needs a draw to be assured of finishing top of the chicken. However, Monaco has stood still since that victory and stood still with two draws and one defeat.
Layvin Kurzawa, suffered a breakdown in the ischium hamstring muscles of the left thigh last week with the Blues in France -Sweden in Marseille, is conspicuously absent from the meeting and may be missed by the ASM in his lane Left defensive. Nabil Dirar himself is the trip to Germany, but is uncertain because of a chronic shin. Monegasques are second in Group C with five points, but have only ahead of Benfica and Zenit clashing earlier, at 18 hours. A defeat would make them fall automatically place dolphin.
The Monaco Group in Leverkusen:
Caillard, Stekelenburg, Subasic – Abdennour, Echiejile, Fabinho, Raggi, Ricardo Carvalho, Wallace – Bakayoko, Bernardo Silva, Dirar, Ferreira-Carrasco, Joao Moutinho, Kondogbia, Ocampos, Toulalan – Berbatov, Germain, Martial, L. Traoré