Our football match prediction:
By beating Benfica in the last 16 Borussia Dortmund set up a meeting with Monaco in the Champions League quarter-finals. The Millionaires are regarded as favourites to win two-legged tie against les Rouges et Blancs, but the Bundesliga team will have to prove their worth on the field. Thomas Tuchel’s team suffered a 4-1 loss to Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga derby, but despite suffering the heavy defeat to Carlo Ancelotti’s men, Borussia Dortmund are on the right track to secure a top-four finish. Monaco head into Tuesday’s football match following a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Angers and thanks to the triumph they moved one step closer to clinching the Ligue 1 trophy. However, considering that Monaco’s performances on the road leave a lot to be desires, we predict that the Millionaires will emerge triumphant in the first leg. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been scoring goals for fun this term and he is likely to pose a big threat for the opposition back-line.
Highlighted Player (Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang):
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the most famous Gabonese player and he is the first footballer from Gabon to appear in Bundesliga. Aubameyang played for the likes of Dijon, Lille, Monaco and St. Etienne in the past before joining Borussia Dortmund on July, 2013. The pacey attacker signed a five-year contract with the Millionaires and he has been producing outstanding performances with the Signal-Iduna-Park outfit ever since. Aubameyang impressed in the 2015/2016 Bundesliga campaign, scoring 25 goals in 31 appearances for Borussia Dortmund, but that did not help Thomas Tuchel’s men win the domestic trophy. Speaking of his international career, the 187-cm-tall striker made his Gabon debut on 25 March, 2009 and he scored his first goal for the national team in a 3-2 win over Morocco. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang helped Gabon make it to the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals. It has to be noted, though, that he played for France U-21 team in the past. Aubameyang was born in Laval, France on 18 June, 1989.
Highlighted Team (Monaco):
Though based in Monaco, Les Rouges et Blances – as they are commonly referred to – play their games in the French football league system. Members of the top tier Ligue 1, Monaco play their home matches at the Stade Louis II in Fontvieille in front of 18,500 people. The Principality club boasts a turbulent history, which saw Monaco reach the highest heights of both domestic and international scene, but also get relegated to the amateur leagues at the very beginnings and to Ligue 2 in 2010-11 season. The following year AS Monaco were acquired by the Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev, whose heavy investments turned the Principality club into one of the biggest spenders in Europe in 2013 and reestablishing its place among Europe’s top clubs. AS Monaco have had notable European results in the modern football era having been runners-up in the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup in 1992 and the UEFA Champions League in 2004. One of the most successful clubs in France AS Monaco have so far won seven league titles and five Coupe de France trophies.