The game starts at 2-1 in favor of the French, Leonardo Jardim’s students winning in Villarreal’s ground tour.
After a hesitant start in Ligue 1 (only 2-2 at home in the first round against those from Guingamp), Monaco has raised the game, imposing on foreign land both in the Champions League duel against the Spaniards, and against Nantes (1-0).
Things did not look so well, changes within the club who have made this summer taking its toll on the quality of the game. Not only lost the home first leg against Monaco, but neither managed to get more than a point against Granada in the inaugural round of the new season of LaLiga. Moreover, Villarreal failed to win the last six friendly games that he played.
Monaco is certainly that starts with the first chance to qualify, especially after the good form he showed in a previous parties of the Champions League when performed at home. In addition, Villarreal only won two of the last eight games away from the European Cups.
Falcao is the most important absence from camp hosts, Bakambu, Bonera, Cheryshev, Soldado and dos Santos were unavailable to guests.
However, the team that reached the semifinals of the Europa League last season is bound to score twice at the Stade Louis. In these circumstances, chances are high enough to see another spectacular game with many goals.