Monaco: Juventus Favorite Passed
Nyon – AS Monaco terundi to face Juventus in the quarterfinals. Monaco vice president Vadim Vasilyev judging Juventus more favored to win this duel and qualify for the semifinals.
At the draw in Nyon, Switzerland, Friday (20/03/2015) evening hrs, Monaco will come first to the Juventus Stadium to undergo the first leg match on April 14 before it turns into a host on 22 April.
It could be said of Monaco are the surprise team in this round. Can not be denied if the team landing Leonardo Jardim was regarded as one of the weakest teams would be able to get rid of Arsenal through 3-3 on aggregate productivity advantage on away goals.
Meanwhile, Juventus managed to rise from last season’s failure in the immediate run aground in the group stages. Serie A hero is successful ejecting finalists 2012-13, Borussia Dortmund convincingly by 5-1.
“First, it feels fantastic to be in the quarterfinals,” said Vasilyev told Uefa.com. “We tend to forget where we came from, because two years ago we were still in Ligue 2 and everyone said at the beginning of the season that we project to fail.”
“The game will be difficult because Juventus is undoubtedly a favorite, but we deserve to be here,” he said.
This meeting will be the second in Monaco with Juventus. Previously, the two teams met in the 1997-98 Champions League semi-final with Juventus won 6-4 on aggregate.