First leg score: Monaco 1-1 PSV Eindhoven
PSV Eindhoven vs Monaco
Over 2.5 goals- 8/11!
It finished all square when these two clubs clashed at Stade Louis II a week ago, but there must a winner this time.
Joey Veerman put PSV in front in the Principality seven nights ago, only for Axel Disasi to salvage a late draw for Monaco.
Thus, it is now winner takes all at Philips Stadion.
PSV Eindhoven lifted the UEFA Cup in 1978 and European Cup a decade later, playing a total of 390 continental matches since their first 77 years ago.
In modern times, they’ve qualified for 25 group stages, 16 of the Champions League variety, although the most recent of those was in 2018.
Having drawn on the road, and already won the Johan Cruyff Shield, Ruud van Nistelrooy’s team come into this tie full of confidence.
Monaco though will travel to the Netherlands also full of belief, having beaten PSV in Eindhoven as recently as last October.
Les Monégasques have featured in six UEFA group stages since 2014, getting all the way to the Champions League semi-finals in 2017.
Having been beaten by Shakhtar Donetsk in extra time in the play-offs 12 months ago, Philippe Clement’s team are doubly determined to come through qualification unscathed.
The winners of this match will take on Rangers or Royale Union Saint-Gilloise in the Champions League play-off round.
The consolation prize is a spot in the Europa League group stages for the losers.