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Wed 24 October 2018 17:55
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Michael Oliver (England)
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Club Brugge

Last updated: Wed 24 October 2018 09:46
In Brief

Vossen sidelined with fresh injury. Gronenveld is ruled out as well.

Looking Back

Played a very poor game at home to a lowly side like Waasland-Beveren on Friday and stumbled their way to a 1:1 draw. Hans Vanaken put them in the lead in the early stages of the second half but the visiting side soon equalised and even had the best chance of a winner after that. Brugge never appleid the pressure they usually do when at home and overall looked rusty and lacking the necessary intensity.

Played quite well in both of their games in the Champions League group so far but losses against Borussia Dortmund and Atletico Madrid mean that any dreams of getting into the last-16 can be shelved now. The Black and Blue lost 3:1 in Spain three weeks ago but actually played quite well and did not got overrun by one of the top sides in Europe.

Looking Ahead

Looking to get the upper hand against a Monaco side that has been badly struggling this season and also have zero points from two games so far. Yet they do have a new manager in place in Thierry Henry and it will be a fascinating battle in terms of style between him and Ivan Leko, who is also very much a novice coach.

Brugge suffered an injury setback in the last game as Jelle Vossen sustained a serious ankle injury late in the game and is now facing a long spell on the sidelines. Moreover, impressive wing-back Arnaut Gronenveld sustained a knock in the game in the Friday and has been ruled out of the encounter as well, which is a big miss.

Points of Interest

Brugge last played against a French opponent in 2012, facing Bordeaux in the Europe League. They lost both games, 4:0 at home and 2:1 in the away game.

Monaco

Last updated: Wed 24 October 2018 09:58
In Brief

Monaco lost again at the weekend. Five straight defeats. Now 11 without a win. Falcao a fresh injury absentee. Rony Lopes, Subasic and Pellegri the other big absentees.

Looking Back

Thierry Henry’s Monaco reign got off to a disappointing start at the weekend as his side were defeated 2-1 away to Strasbourg. A late penalty from Youri Tielemans was not enough to salvage anything from a game they struggled in.

Monaco have lost all of their last five fixtures, including against Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League. Their last win came on August 11, and they have since played 11 matches.

Looking Ahead

Goalkeeper Danijel Subasic is also out, but there has been some good news in goal as Diego Benaglio has recovered from injury sufficiently to make the squad.

In attack Rony Lopes, Willem Geubbels and Pietro Pellegri are on a lengthy injury list. Radamel Falcao went off at the weekend complaining of a thigh problem, and it has been confirmed that the Colombian will sit this game out.

Andrea Raggi and Jemerson return to the fold after domestic bans.

Henry’s role as a coach in the Belgium set up should allow him a strong level of insight into Club Bruges’ strengths and weaknesses.

Points of Interest

Henry has said he wishes to style his team on Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal or Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona, but they are still some distance away from playing like that.

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Monaco

Last updated: Wed 24 October 2018 09:58
In Brief

Monaco lost again at the weekend. Five straight defeats. Now 11 without a win. Falcao a fresh injury absentee. Rony Lopes, Subasic and Pellegri the other big absentees.

Looking Back

Thierry Henry’s Monaco reign got off to a disappointing start at the weekend as his side were defeated 2-1 away to Strasbourg. A late penalty from Youri Tielemans was not enough to salvage anything from a game they struggled in.

Monaco have lost all of their last five fixtures, including against Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League. Their last win came on August 11, and they have since played 11 matches.

Looking Ahead

Goalkeeper Danijel Subasic is also out, but there has been some good news in goal as Diego Benaglio has recovered from injury sufficiently to make the squad.

In attack Rony Lopes, Willem Geubbels and Pietro Pellegri are on a lengthy injury list. Radamel Falcao went off at the weekend complaining of a thigh problem, and it has been confirmed that the Colombian will sit this game out.

Andrea Raggi and Jemerson return to the fold after domestic bans.

Henry’s role as a coach in the Belgium set up should allow him a strong level of insight into Club Bruges’ strengths and weaknesses.

Points of Interest

Henry has said he wishes to style his team on Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal or Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona, but they are still some distance away from playing like that.

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Young Boys Bern - Valencia 1 - 1
Manchester United - Juventus 0 - 1
Round Grp E (3)
AEK Athens - Bayern Munchen 0 - 2
Ajax - SL Benfica 1 - 0
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Shakhtar Donetsk - Manchester City 0 - 3
Hoffenheim - Olympique Lyonnais 3 - 3
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Roma - CSKA Moscow 3 - 0
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PSV Eindhoven - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 2
FC Barcelona - Internazionale 2 - 0
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Club Brugge - Monaco 1 - 1
Borussia Dortmund - Atletico Madrid 4 - 0
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Liverpool - Red Star Belgrade 4 - 0
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Lokomotiv Moscow - FC Porto 1 - 3
Galatasaray - Schalke 0 - 0
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Napoli - Paris St Germain 1 - 1
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Bayern Munchen - SL Benfica 5 - 1
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Roma - Real Madrid 0 - 2
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Olympique Lyonnais - Manchester City 2 - 2
Hoffenheim - Shakhtar Donetsk 2 - 3
Round Grp H (5)
Juventus - Valencia 1 - 0
Manchester United - Young Boys Bern 1 - 0
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Atletico Madrid - Monaco 2 - 0
Borussia Dortmund - Club Brugge 0 - 0
Round Grp D (5)
Lokomotiv Moscow - Galatasaray 2 - 0
FC Porto - Schalke 3 - 1
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Paris St Germain - Liverpool 2 - 1
Napoli - Red Star Belgrade 3 - 1
Round Grp B (5)
Tottenham Hotspur - Internazionale 1 - 0
PSV Eindhoven - FC Barcelona 1 - 2
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Galatasaray - FC Porto 2 - 3
Schalke - Lokomotiv Moscow 1 - 0
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Monaco - Borussia Dortmund 0 - 2
Club Brugge - Atletico Madrid 0 - 0
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FC Barcelona - Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 1
Internazionale - PSV Eindhoven 1 - 1
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Red Star Belgrade - Paris St Germain 1 - 4
Liverpool - Napoli 1 - 0
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Manchester City - Hoffenheim 2 - 1
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Young Boys Bern - Juventus 2 - 1
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Ajax - Bayern Munchen 3 - 3
SL Benfica - AEK Athens 1 - 0
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Roma - FC Porto 2 - 1
Ajax - Real Madrid 1 - 2
Tottenham Hotspur - Borussia Dortmund 3 - 0
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Liverpool - Bayern Munchen 0 - 0
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FC Porto - Roma 3 - 1
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Juventus - Atletico Madrid 3 - 0
FC Barcelona - Olympique Lyonnais 5 - 1
Bayern Munchen - Liverpool 1 - 3
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Liverpool - FC Porto 2 - 0
Tottenham Hotspur - Manchester City 1 - 0
Manchester United - FC Barcelona 0 - 1
Ajax - Juventus 1 - 1
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FC Barcelona - Manchester United 3 - 0
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