Monaco vs Leverkusen. Very uncertain match. Monaco still unable to recover from selling players in the summer transfer window and from the bad parties at the beginning of the season. Leverkusen had a great start to the Bundesliga but a small shadow on the brilliant start covered their draw with Werder Bremen on Friday. This game could decide a lot in group C so believe that both teams will go into the match very carefully.
The French club returns to European Elite Championship after eight years. Headed by Leonardo Jardim Monaco is very poorly started in the championship and on the five matches they scored only four points. Last season they won second place in the league but they were during the transfer period was lose some of the best players. Certainly that they are almost second half of the last season played without injured Falcao and showed very good results but the very uncertainty of the transfers period has prevented the team to appear in all its glory. Now they must try to show good playing because they team have a lot of young and talented players.
Leonardo Jardim said:"The team cannot expose itself so offensively. At the beginning we wanted to play in a more attacking style than before. Now, we are looking for a more balanced team, that can divide up the play and perhaps not control the ball in all our games."
Leverkusen have a very good start in Bundesliga and they won seven points from first three round. They have not injury concern and all players need to win in France. Roger Schmidt, their coach, is very optimistic at the beginning of this match and he believe in his team and need that they play very attractive football. "We know what we can do and will give it full throttle." said Hakan Calhanoglu,Leverkusen playmaker.
Possible starting lineups:
Monaco: Subasic; Dirar, Raggi, Carvalho, Kurzawa; Moutinho, Toulalan, Kondogbia; Ferreira Carrasco, Berbatov, Ocampos
Leverkusen: Leno; Jedvaj, Toprak, Spahic, Boenisch; Castro, Bender; Bellarabi, Calhanoglu, Oztunali; Kiessling
We believe that Monaco Monaco would not lose this match.