Everything you need to know about Monaco vs Juventus in the Champions League semi-final

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Monaco host Juventus in the first leg of the Champions League

What is it?

It's the first leg of the Champions League semi-final between Monaco and Juventus.

When is it?

It's tonight of course, so Wednesday 3 May. The second leg is next Tuesday.

What time is kick-off?

It's at the customary Champions League time of 7.45pm, when else?

Where's it being played?

At the home of Monaco, so the Stade Louis II in Fontvieille which has a capacity of 18,523.

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Monaco will hope to breach Juventus' rearguard in the first legCredit: AFP

What TV channel is it on?

BT Sport 2 will have coverage of the first leg with the programme starting at 7pm. Alternatively you could bookmark this page and follow JJ Bull's rolling blog. 

What is the team news?

Monaco hope midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko will be available despite suffering a broken nose and he could well play in a protective mask.

Pick your Monaco team to face Juventus

Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira is suspended, but otherwise it will be a near full-strength squad which heads to Monte Carlo.

Pick your Juventus team to face Monaco

What are they saying?

Monaco coach  Leonardo Jardim:

"Juventus is totally different from the other teams.

"We need to pay closer attention to their transition play and attack them very quickly, because it's very hard to get inside their penalty area."

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon:

"They've scored an avalanche of goals this season. I have total respect for Monaco and whatever happens tomorrow it will be open for the return leg.

"Experience will be more in our favor, but Monaco is a young side full of vitality.

"I remember having this great feeling of being indestructible when I was young."

What are the odds?

Monaco to win 2/1

Juventus 11/8

Draw 23/10

What's your prediction?

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