The Champions League resumes tomorrow, with Arsenal taking on Monaco and Atletico Madrid squaring off against Bayer Leverkusen.
They play the Ligue 1 side on Tuesday bearing the fact that no team has recovered from a similar deficit (they trail 3-1 from the first leg) in the competition. Champions league top goal scorer markets feature very few English or French sides at the top, with Shakhtar’s Luiz Adriano (9 goals) and Messi (8), leading the pack. The highest scorer from a BPL team is Man City’s Kun Aguero, with six goals. Meanwhile, a total of 318 goals have been scored in the competition, averaging 2.94 per match.
Of course, former Monaco coach Arsene Wenger faces an uphill task of leading the team to glory after their last-16 tie but his confidence is at an all-time high. He actually believes the side is capable of knocking them out of the league. Wishful thinking?
“We have a massive challenge but we will give absolutely everything to try and go through. They are favourites but we can reverse it. We have to make sure the spirit, the belief and the desire is there,” Wenger said.