On August 18, Ligue 1 rivals Monaco will face Ukrainian Super League giants Donetsk Miners in the first leg of the Champions League qualifying playoff.
The host team Monaco is a traditional strong team in Ligue 1, but its performance in the league is not very stable recently.
In the first round, They drew with Nantes at home and lost to Lorient in the second round. Monaco obviously has some problems on the offensive end, but this team is very good at adjusting to form. Their late game performance is still very promising.
This season, Monaco has strengthened its team and made some adjustments in defense and offense. At present, Monaco has a lot of excellent players in their squad, such as Flanders and Gelson Martins in the front line, but the team’s back line seems to be a bit bad.
The visiting team, Shakhtar Donetsk, is a big team from the Ukrainian Super League. Their performance on the field has been very good, and they can be seen in the Champions League from time to time.
In the last two years, the team’s overall strength has been significantly strengthened, and their performance is very stable. From this point of view, they are capable of beating powerful teams.
This season, they have won 3 and lost 1 in the UCL. The offensive side of the team is in excellent shape, and the defense is also very solid.
There are a lot of talented players in the team at the moment. In the front line, there is Lassina Traore, and in the midfield, there are two Brazilian players, Marcos Antonio and Patrick, who work well together.
The team will have to face a huge challenge in the back line when they play against Monaco, a strong Ligue 1 team.
In this match Monaco has home advantage and they easily defeated Sparta Prague in the last round. They will also be confident of winning against the Ukrainian team.
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