The Royal Society seeks tonight in the green of the Louis II stadium (9:00 p.m.) to take a giant step to go as group leader to the round of 32 of the Europa League (follow the game live on As.com) . If he wins, he will have it in his hand and if he draws or loses, the pass will be complicated. They face Monaco backed by their march in the league, second in the table after Real Madrid, and filled with their spectacular streak of 17 games without kneeling. The men skippered by Imanol Alguacil also accumulate up to 10 clean sheets in 18 official matches, the best in this sensitive chapter of the representatives of the five major European leagues.
The donostiarras, who traveled yesterday to concentrate on their Monegasque hotel, continue their brave, offensive and talented team march, to which stepping on Europe gives a bonus of motivation for wanting to write a successful page for Anoeta’s showcases. 25 players traveled, since after this appointment they have to go to Barcelona, where Espanyol awaits them on Sunday. They can still occupy any of the four seats in the group, but the idea is to be the leaders of the group. The third one goes to the Conference League and the closing of this phase is against PSV in Donostia.
Ahead, a Monaco that is eighth in Ligue 1, with 19 points in 14 games, far from the noble zone that crown the PSG (37 points) and Nice (26). European competition represents your escape valve. It also aspires to come first.
Elustondo will have to purge two sanction matches after the match against Valencia. Competition yesterday dismissed the allegations presented by the Real to the minutes of Melero López and punished the central with a match for his demolition of Wass, with red, and a second for “conduct contrary to good sports order” when throwing a ball into the stands. A winger that does not affect the stake against Monaco. Yesterday Januzaj mentioned that he wants to continue at all costs, so his intention is to renew a contract that ends in June.
The Monegasque machinery continues to function after figures such as Mbappé or Henry have sprung up from its quarry. Now they emerge in a team with an average age of just 24 years Tchouameni, Badiashile, Fofana and Badiashile. Ben Yedder, with 9 goals, He is Monaco’s top gunner, although Kovac usually reserves him for Ligue 1.
La Real needs to improve its percentage of success in Europe, because it costs a lot to materialize the chances it generates. Something similar happens to Monaco. Both teams average 1.34 goals per game.