AS MONACO – FC PORTO CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

AS MONACO – FC PORTO

As monaco vs Fc Porto
As monaco vs Fc Porto

AS MONACO vs FC PORTO

The anticipated match between the host As monaco vs Fc Porto

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As monaco vs Fc Porto
As monaco vs Fc Porto

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Previous meetings
• Their sole preceding encounter could not have been more high profile, as José Mourinho’s Porto took on a Monaco team coached by Didier Deschamps in the 2004 final. Goals from Carlos Alberto (39), Deco (71) and Dmitri Alenichev (75) gave the Portuguese outfit the trophy for a second time, following their 1987 triumph.

Monaco
• Monaco are unbeaten at home to Portuguese visitors, winning two games and drawing the other. Their most recent experience was a goalless home draw with SL Benfica in the 2014/15 group stage (0-1 away).

• The French side scored three goals in each of their other two matches against Portuguese opposition at the Stade Louis II: 3-2 against Sporting Clube de Portugal in the 1997/98 group stage (0-3 away) and 3-0 against CF Os Belenenses in the 1989/90 European Cup Winners’ Cup first round (4-1 aggregate).

• Monaco’s overall record against Portuguese teams is W2 D2 L3.

• Monaco are in their eighth group stage campaign. Finalists in 2004, they got to the semis in 1994, 1998 and 2017.

• The principality outfit had another memorable European season in 2016/17, knocking out Manchester City FC and Borussia Dortmund en route to the last four. There they succumbed 4-1 on aggregate to Juventus (0-2 home, 1-2 away).

• That Juve defeat ended a seven-match unbeaten home run (W6 D1) for Leonardo Jardim’s men in European competition. They picked up seven points at home in the 2016/17 group stage.

• Monaco have lost two of their last 14 European home games (W9 D3).

Porto
• Porto’s record against Ligue 1 clubs reads W12 D6 L5; in France it is W3 D4 L4.

Fc Porto

• The Portuguese side’s most recent visit to France brought a 1-0 win at LOSC Lille in the 2014/15 play-off first leg, Héctor Herrera getting the goal that stopped a four-match winless streak away to French teams (D2 L2). Porto also prevailed 2-0 at home, Yacine Brahimi opening the scoring.

• Porto have lost just one of their last seven games against French opposition, home and away (W4 D2).

• This is Porto’s seventh successive group stage campaign and their record-equalling 22nd in total. In 2016/17, they reached the round of 16, bowing out against eventual runners-up Juventus (0-2 home, 0-1 away).

• Porto have lost their last three UEFA Champions League fixtures, home and away, and have won only one of the last five.

• Porto took four points away from home in last year’s group stage.

• Last season was the third time in the last six campaigns that Porto have progressed from their group.

Coach and player links
• Jardim’s Monaco beat an FC Nantes team coached by Conceição 4-0 in Ligue 1 on 5 March 2017, Fabinho scoring the last goal from the penalty spot.

• The coaches also crossed paths in Portugal. In April 2012, in his first season as a head coach, Conceição’s SC Olhanense beat Jardim’s SC Braga 2-1 in the Liga; in 2013/14, by then at A. Académica de Coimbra, Conceição recorded a win and a draw against Jardim’s Sporting Clube de Portugal.

• Jardim’s domestic record against Porto was W1 D1 L6. He had spells in charge of AD Camacha (2003–08), GD Chaves (2008–09), SC Beira-Mar (2009–11), Braga (2011/12) and Sporting (2013/14).

• Radamel Falcao scored 41 goals in 51 Portuguese Liga appearances for Porto between 2009 and 2011. He won the Portuguese Cup in 2010 and a league and cup double the next season, when he also spearheaded the club’s UEFA Europa League triumph with 17 goals – including the winner in the final against Braga.

• João Moutinho was at Porto from 2010 to 2013, making 83 outings and scoring four goals. A UEFA Europa League winner alongside Falcao, he claimed the league title in each of his three seasons with the Dragons, completing a domestic double in 2010/11.

• Moutinho was at Sporting between 2003 and 2010, with the record W7 D3 L8 against Porto.

• Iker Casillas was in the Real Madrid CF side ousted on away goals by Monaco in the 2003/04 quarter-finals (4-2 h

me, 1-3 away).

• Sérgio Oliveira was coached by Jardim at Beira-Mar in 2010/11.

• Have played together:
Fabinho & Iker Casillas (Real Madrid, 2012/13)
Rony Lopes & José Sá (SL Benfica youth teams)
Stevan Jovetić & Alex Telles (FC Internazionale Milano, 2015/16)

• International team-mates:
João Moutinho & André André, Danilo (Portugal)
Rony Lopes & Ricardo Pereira, Sérgio Oliveira (Portugal Under-21)
Rachid Ghezzal & Yacine Brahimi (Algeria)

• Has also played in Portugal:
Diego Benaglio (CD Nacional 2005–08)

• Has played in France:
Vincent Aboubakar (Valenciennes FC 2010–13, FC Lorient 2013–14)

• Ricardo Pereira netted twice in Portugal’s 5-4 win over the Netherlands in the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-off second leg. Terence Kongolo was on target for the Dutch.

Match facts

Monaco
• Monaco’s run of 16 top-flight wins – a Ligue 1 record – came to an end on 9 September as they went down 4-0 at OGC Nice. Jardim’s team equalled the previous best sequence, the 14 successive victories managed by FC Girondins de Bordeaux in 2009, when they defeated Dijon FCO 4-1 on 13 August.

• Falcao has scored 12 goals in 11 appearances for club and country this season (11/7 in the league).

• Falcao has scored two goals or more in a game on four occasions this term, most recently registering twice in the 4-0 win at LOSC Lille on Friday 22 September.

• Danijel Subašić (foot) has not played since 9 September, but Thomas Lemar (hamstring) made his first appearance since 9 September as a substitute in Friday’s win at LOSC Lille.

Porto
• Aboubakar and Maxi Pereira are available after each serving a one-game suspension on matchday one.

• Seeking their first league title since 2013, Porto have won their opening seven Liga fixtures of the season, conceding only three goals in the process.

• Alex Telles (abductor problem) and André André (left ankle) sustained injuries in the 2-1 success at Rio Ave FC on 17 September, but the former returned for Friday’s 5-2 defeat of Portimonense SC.

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