Introducing opponents: Monaco
On July 5, at 14:30, the Pitmen will face Monaco in the LOTTO Lubelskie Cup. Let’s get acquainted with Shakhtar’s opponents.
Monaco represents a principality of the same name and play in the French championship. The club is almost 91 years old - it was founded in 1924. Today it is one of the most renowned teams of the country. Monaco have won the French league on seven occasions, claimed the domestic Cup four times and won the Super Cup.
Interestingly, Monaco were stopped twice just one step away from a European trophy. In the season - 1991-92 the club reached the final of the Cup Winners' Cup, losing to Werder. Quite recently - in 2004 - Monaco reached the final of the Champions League, which lost to Porto 0:3.
Last season the team successfully played in the most prestigious European tournament. Monaco advanced from the group stage with only one goal conceded; they beat Arsenal in the last-16, but lost to future finalist – Juventus – in the quarterfinals .
Head coach of Monaco is a Portuguese expert Leonardo Jardim. He has not yet achieved outstanding success in his career. Previously, he worked at home and in Greece. He was appointed Monaco’s head coach in the summer of 2014, replacing coach Italian Claudio Ranieri.
Team leaders are Jérémy Toulalan, Joao Moutinho, Leuven Kurzava, Yannick Ferreira Carrasco, Fabinho.