For the first time in its eight year history Leipzig will participate for the first time in Europe and the Champions League. Tonight Hasenhuttl men will be against last year’s semifinal loser Monaco. The German team won a ticket for the Champions League after finishing second at the Bundesliga last year. “We know there are great expectations from us. Monaco is a very a balanced team of quality footballers”, said the coach of Leipzig at his press conference. Last Friday Leipzig won against Hamburger (2-0 away). The score opened by Keita’s goal, before Werner (75’) shaped the end result.
In order to achieve a similar, if not better, season from last year Monaco enters Champions League. Leonardo Jardim’s men travel to Germany to fight against the newcomer Leipzig. In its last 15 Champions League games the French team lost only four of them (nine wins, two draws). In the last five away games for the same competition won only against Borussia Dortmund (3-2). Last Saturday Monaco lost to Nice for the championship (4-0 away).