Champions League: Carefree Monaco worry Allegri

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has warned his players that they must take nothing for granted as they prepare to battle Monaco in the second leg of their Champions League semi-finals tie.

The French side nearly got off to the ideal start when Mbappe knocked the ball past veteran Juve goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon but his effort came back off a post and the offside flag meant it would not have counted anyway.

Juventus is all set to host AS Monaco in the second leg of UEFA Champions League semi-final 2017 at Juventus Stadium.

Dani Alves, who made both Juve's goals in the first leg, was again instrumental in the first goal.

Juventus boast in Gonzalo Higuain one of the top three number nines in world football, according to the striker's team-mate Giorgio Chiellini.

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The same combination led to the opener on 33 minutes as Alves found Mandzukic free at the back post, and although his header was saved by Subasic, the Croatia global scored on the rebound. So they definitely have goals in them but Juventus defensive record is just outstanding. Subasic punched clear a corner but it fell to Alves, who volleyed it into the back of the net from outside the area.

Les Monegasques took some gloss off the occasion by pulling one back in the second half to liven up proceedings - becoming the first team to score against the Bianconeri in the competition this season.

As with the chance moments before, Juventus were exposed down the left as Joao Moutinho cut in from the byline before delivering a low ball across the six-yard box which Mbappe prodded home from close range.

Juventus are unbeaten in their last 18 Champions League home games (W11 D7), their longest run without a defeat in the competition on home soil. "The result of the first leg does not count for much because there are still 90 minutes between us and Cardiff". Monaco will make this an open game so both teams can score so the over 2.5 goals is my best bet here. But I think I'm in a very good situation. Monaco coach Jardim: "On the one hand there was a very experienced team and on the other there was a young side". We want to win every match, but after 33 consecutive home wins a draw can happen. We'll have to attack, but keep a cool head, because by playing like madmen we can concede two or three goals in a row. Atletico's fans gave the team full-throated support at the weekend, staying on after the final whistle against Eibar, and the players responded by returning for a lap of honour.

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