Manchester City will be confident enough taking their 5-3 Champions League lead to Monaco this week, but Pep Guardiola will be well aware anything can happen and be doing what he can to prepare his players for what could be a difficult match.
AS Monaco showed enough during the first leg to give Manchester City a fright and with comebacks being all the rage at the moment, there’ll be a continent of football fans paying close attention, with many hoping Monaco can pull it off.
The French principality club’s hopes took a dent at the weekend, with Radamel Falcao forced off against Bordeaux with injury. The good news for Monaco is that on Monday Falcao was back in training, going through a group session before his own individual fitness training and further gym work.
Whilst some uncertainty hangs over Falcao, French newspaper L’Equipe sound positive about his chances. Indeed, all of Monaco’s squad trained ahead of the Manchester City match, apart from known absences Guido Carrillo and Gabriel Boschilia.
Kamil Glik is suspended, but as long as Falcao recovers it looks a pretty good situation for Leonardo Jardim.
L’Equipe have come up with predicted teams for both Monaco and Manchester City, and they believe the major question for the home side’s attack is whether Kylian Mbappe or Valère Germain starts alongside Falcao.