Our football match prediction:
Monaco are enjoying a season to remember. Les Rouges et Blancs are on the right track to win the Ligue 1 trophy and they are with one foot in the Champions League semis. Against all odds, Monaco defeated Borussia Dortmund (3-2) at Signal-Iduna-Park, meaning that the Millionaires need to record a big win over the Ligue 1 outfit at Stade Louis II if they are to advance to the Champions League semis. Marco Reus has overcome his injury and the German midfielder, who scored in a 3-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt at the weekend, will be one of the men to watch in the away team. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is in the form of his life and we predict that the Bundesliga side will find the net in Wednesday’s football match. Bruno Genesio’s men have been scoring goals for fun this season and, taking everything into account, both sides are likely to score in the return leg.
Highlighted Player (Fabinho):
One of the hottest talents and emerging star of the new generation at AS Monaco is the Brazilian international Fabinho. The 22-year-old right-back began his career at Rio Ave, but was quickly noticed by Real Madrid, who brought him on loan in 2012 where Fabinho failed to make an impression and break into the first team at Santiago Bernabeu. A loan move to Monaco proved to be a perfect choice for the player who signed a permanent deal with the Principality in 2015 after making an immediate impact with his new club. Fabinho went on to score 15 goals in more than 130 appearances for Monaco, and has made his full Brazil debut with the club. His compelling performances in Ligue 1 have earned much praise and draw plenty of attention from Europe’s biggest clubs. During the summer of 2016 Premier League powerhouse Manchester United were linked with the talented defender, but Monaco showed great resolve in keeping their prized asset by tying Fabinho to an extended stay with the Principality club.
Highlighted Team (Borussia Dortmund):
1909 by eighteen footballers from Dortmund. Die Schwarzgelben (The Black and Yellows) play their home games at Signal Iduna Park, but the stadium’s original name is Westfalenstadion. The capacity of Borussia’s home ground is 81,539 and it has to be noted that the stadium was opened in 1974. BVB have the highest average attendance in the world of football. Borussia Dortmund have won eight Bundesliga trophies, while clinching the German Cup title three times. However, the club’s biggest success came in 1997 when they outplayed Juventus in the Champions League final. Karl-Heinz Riedle scored a brace for BVB in the 3-1 win over Juve, with Lars Ricken finding the net in the title game as well. Borussia’s biggest rivals are Schalke 04 and the two teams square off against each other in the Revierderby.