Italian powerhouse Juventus look to take another step toward winning the only ninth treble in European history. However, the season’s most surprising team, AS Monaco, stand in their way in a UEFA Champions League semifinal first-leg match that will live stream from Monaco on Wednesday. With Juve the favorites to advance to their sixth Champions League Final, upstarts Monaco may benefit from the lack of expectations heading into the home leg of the tie.
“Juventus are the definite favorites as they have more experience in this competition,” said former France international Eric Abidal on Tuesday. “But at this stage of the competition it’s better to be on Monaco’s side, without pressure.”
Monaco, of course, have a history of success with seven French Ligue 1 titles — and they currently sit atop the league table with three points and game in hand over defending titlists Paris Saint-Germain. But as recently as 2011, they sat at the bottom of Ligue 2, before a takeover by Russian oligarch Dmitry Rybolovlev refilled the club’s coffers and propelled Monaco back into the French top flight.
Teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe has sparked the Monaco attack all season. The 18-year-old has tallied five goals in just four UEFA Champions League knockout stage contests, tying hm with the estimable Cristiano Ronaldo for the tournament lead — at least until Ronaldo’s hat-trick on Tuesday against Atletico Madrid.
To find out how to watch a live stream of the AS Monaco vs. Juventus UEFA Champions League semifinal first-leg match, see the streaming information at the bottom of this article or click here. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:45 p.m. Central European Summer Time at Stade Louis II in the Principality of Monaco on Wednesday, May 3. For viewers in the United Kingdom, that start time will be 7:45 p.m., while fans in the United States can catch the live stream starting at 2:45 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, 11:45 a.m. Pacific.
Watch a promotional video for the Champions League semifinal showdown, below.
For Juventus, the attack is likely to center around Argentina striker Paulo Dybala, who recently inked a new deal to stay in Turin until 2022 at a slurry of $7.65 million per year.
With a sixth straight Serie A title all but assured, and a Coppa Italia final upcoming against fourth-place Lazio, Juventus could become only the eighth club to win the treble, after Barcelona captured their second in 2015.
Can AS Monaco and their fast-rising star Manager Leonardo Jardim continue their shocking Cinderella story by humbling one of Europe’s most powerful clubs? Or will the Italian Serie A leaders and defending five-time champions Juventus take another step toward winning the coveted treble? To find out, watch the AS Monaco vs. Juventus UEFA Champions League semifinal first-leg showdown from 18,500-seat Stade Louis II in the Principality of Monaco, with streaming video provided by Fox Sports Go at this link, or by downloading the Fox Sports Go app to watch on tablet, computers, and smartphones. Fox Sports Go also streams live on the Amazon Fire TV and Roku set-top streaming devices, allowing fans to watch the Monaco vs. Juventus UEFA Champions League semifinal match stream live to their TV sets.
UEFA Champions League fans in the United States without cable login credentials can watch the Monaco vs. Juve clash legally and for free on Sling TV, by signing up for a seven-day free trial of the Sling “Blue” or “Orange” plans. Both include Fox Sports One, which carries the UEFA Champions League match. The Sling TV plans can be accessed at this link.
YouTube TV, which comes with a one-month free trial and is available in several major U.S. cities, also includes Fox Sports One and the Madrid Champions League derby, with signup available at this link.
In the United Kingdom, fans can view a live stream of the AS Monaco vs. Juventus UEFA Champions League semifinal first-leg match exclusively on the BTSport.com website or by downloading the BT Sport app for mobile devices. The BTSport.com live stream, which will be available only inside Britain, can be accessed by clicking on this link.
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