Monaco vs Lille should be one of the most exciting French Coupe de la Ligue 1/8 Final games, which will be held at Stade Louis II, in Monaco. Two very equal teams at the moment will show us their abilities and desire to be among other teams in the Quarter Final of this competition. During this season, these teams still haven’t met, but in March of this year, Monaco won over the Great Danes with 1:0 result at Stade Pierre-Mauroy. Read our thoughts about this interesting Coupe de la Ligue Monaco vs Lille match, here below.
Monaco vs Lille
Last season after Titles in a row, Strasbourg became a champion of Coupe de la Ligue. Monaco was eliminated in Semi-final by second finalist Guingamp. Even having very bad season, Monaco passed Rennes by a penalty shootout in Quarter-final but lost on extra time against Costamoricans. This year, Monaco started to play much better, they stand at 9th place after 17 Rounds in Ligue 1. Moreover, Monégasques won 7 out of 10 last games in different competitions and shows very stable and confident football so far. Of course, they are far from their best football, and even after losing to St. Etienne and Bordeaux we can call this season already much successful than previous. The squad from Monaco had troubles at the beginning of the season. However, now they collecting points and slowly but confidently going up in Ligue 1 Standings.
Last season Lille faced Strasbourg at 1/16 final and were eliminated on their first Coupe de la Ligue game by the winners. However, the situation in Ligue 1 was much better than their rivals Monaco as they took 2nd place and were qualified to Champions League. Unfortunately, even playing strongly ion France this season, they failed to take even 3rd place and play in other Europe competition. Lille finished the UCL Group stage at 4th place with only 1 point after 6 games. Of course, the opponents were very strong, but knowing that all of them had weaknesses Lille had lots of chances to fight for at least 3rd place. Looks like Dogs fully concentrated on Ligue 1 and stands at the moment at 3rd place. This is a great opportunity to take place in European competition next year and work harder on made mistakes.
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