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G. Carrillo
Assist
K. Glik
Goal
J. Baumgartlinger
Javier Hernández
Boschilia
Bernardo Silva
K. Mbappé
T. Bakayoko
A. Mehmedi
Assist
Javier Hernández
Goal
G. Carrillo
V. Germain
A. Mehmedi
K. Volland
S. Kießling
J. Brandt
Ö. Toprak
Yellow Card
Jemerson
Yellow Card
J. Tah
Yellow Card
3
1
3
2

Stats

Possession
% %
3
4
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 1 3
Total Passes 451 404

Commentary

And there goes the full-time whistle. Right at the end, Monaco come up with the goods to prevent Leverkusen from taking all three points. Hernandez's goal seemed like enough for the Germans, but Glik responded with a gem to close the game. Four points for Monaco now, while Leverkusen have two. That's all from us, thanks for tuning in! 
G. Carrillo
Assist
Monaco
Great awareness from Carrillo to lay that one off. 
K. Glik
Goal
Monaco
MONACO COME BACK FROM THE DEAD! Glik, who was partly to blame for the opener, makes amends in spectacular fashion, lashing a powerful effort in from the edge of the area! 
Mbappe wins a late corner for Monaco, but Moutinho's delivery isn't up to scratch, although the home side keep the ball alive and win themselves another set-piece, this time on the opposite side. 
J. Baumgartlinger
Javier Hernández
Bayer Leverkusen
And that will indeed be it for Chicharito, who departs for Baumgartlinger. 
Hernandez has now scored his 14th goal in the Uefa Champions League. Interestingly, going all the way back to his early Manchester United days, his teams have only lost once when he has found the back of the net. 
A vital interception from Jemerson, as Leverkusen broke forward. Hernandez was free down the right and his cut-back to Kampl would have been devastating, but the defender made that important play. 
In the other Group E match, Tottenham are leading CSKA Moscow 1-0 as they enter stoppage time in Russia. if all stays the same, it will mean that all four teams in this section have picked up points after the first two games. 
Under 10 minutes to go now and Monaco really have to go for it if they want anything from this game. It's hard to deny Leverkusen the points at this stage, as they've simply created more. 
Boschilia
Bernardo Silva
Monaco
Boschilla is on for Bernardo Silva. 
Now Bender is down on the deck and in need of treatment after taking a knock from Sidibe when challenging for a high ball. It was fairly innocuous from the Monaco man, but the game is halted. 
SUPERB defending from Bender, who has been doing that sort of thing all game long. Bernardo Silva appeared to have shooting space on the right side of the box, but he was soon confronted by Leverkusen's own Energiser bunny. 
K. Mbappé
T. Bakayoko
Monaco
Bakayoko is off and here comes Mbappe. 
Monaco only have themselves to blame for conceding that goal. Rule No. 1 when facing Hernandez is to track his every move, and Gilk was guilty of letting him sneak behind him to attack that cross. 
A. Mehmedi
Assist
Bayer Leverkusen
He was only on the pitch for a matter of seconds before dinking in that assist! 
Javier Hernández
Goal
Bayer Leverkusen
HERNANDEZ BREAKS THE DEADLOCK! If it was anyone, it had to be him! He's been denied twice, but the third time was the charm. He rises inside the six-yard area to head home Mehmedi's cross! 
G. Carrillo
V. Germain
Monaco
Germain is off an on comes Carrillo. 
A. Mehmedi
K. Volland
Bayer Leverkusen
Volland has been withdrawn for Mehmedi. 
Leverkusen are defending quite deeply when they don't have the ball. They're being afforded the time to get in such positions at the back by Monaco's ponderous buildup play in the final third. 
Leverkusen try to get something going down the right, but Volland is isolated against two players and can't keep the ball in play. It's getting harder and harder to see where an opener will come from. 
So with Kiessling on, Volland will move back to take Brandt's spot on the flank, or at least that's how it looks for now. Two up front for Leverkusen, and they will hope that the big man can link with Hernandez, who has looked dangerous at times. 
S. Kießling
J. Brandt
Bayer Leverkusen
And just as I point it out, we have the first change, as Brandt goes off for Kiessling. 
Still no substitutions in this game, although a few players have been warming up, so it could happen fairly soon. Leverkusen now ar in the ascendancy again, and Monaco have some defending to do. 
Aranguiz makes space for himself in the middle but seeing no viable passing options, he decides to have a go himself. The shot, however, is training-ground stuff for Subasic.
Leverkusen have had the better chances in this game, but Monaco have slowly clawed their way back into contention. The first goal in this game, if there is to be one, will probably decide it, you feel. 
Hernandez tests Subasic for the second time in this game, but the Monaco keeper was equal to his sharp shot. Two chances back to back, is this a sign that this game is about to open up? 
Monaco fashion the first chance of the second half as Moutinho orchestrates a move which sees the ball fall to Silva on the right side of the area. His shot beats Leno, but a block takes it over the bar. 
Elsewhere in Group E, Tottenham are also drawing away to CSKA Moscow, with no goals in that game either, but a booking for either side. 
Ö. Toprak
Yellow Card
Bayer Leverkusen
Toprak follows Jemerson into the book. 
Jemerson
Yellow Card
Monaco
Jemerson is booked for barging into the back of his opponent. 
Not much happening in the second half so far. Neither manager has opted to make any changes at the break, although it may not stay that way for long if this scoreline holds past the hour mark. 
Here we go again! 
And that will do it for the first half, with no goals between Monaco and Leverkusen. The visitors started the match the better side, but were unable to trouble Subasic until injury time, and the home team did come into it more as we approached the end of the period. Precious points on offer in the second half, so stay tuned. 
Great link-up play between the two Leverkusen forwards, as Volland threads in Hernandez down the outside of the defender. He tries to lash it for the far corner, but a smart save from the keeper denies him. 
OVER THE TOP! Nearest we've come to a goal in the opening half. Leverkusen don't deal with a cross, and Sidibe beats Brandt to the ball, laying it off for Lemar, who hammers it about a foot too high. 
Sidibe plays the ball to Moutinho, who perfectly weights another pass over the top for Lemar, but he had too much to do in too little time as the defence closed in. Not long to go now until half-time. 
Good opening there for Leverkusen on the break as Kampl slides the ball into the box for Brand to chase, and the winger is unselfish, cutting it back into the danger area, but Jemerson again makes an important interception. 
Much like the sparsely populated stands inside Stade Louis II, you get the feeling that where won't be a whole lot decorating the score sheet tonight. Play continues to develop at a slow pace. 
Volland pings the ball into Calhanoglu, and continues his run down the blind side of Raggi. However, the playmaker instead tried to thread in Hernandez, but Jemerson reads that play well. 
Not to be outdone by Moutinho moments ago, Calhanoglu spreads an excellent diagonal for Hernandez down the right-hand side, but the Mexican's cross is caught with ease by Subasic. 
First we've really seen of Moutinho in this game as he slides a pass behind the defence for Germain to chase, but Leno is off his line quickly and makes a good clearance inside the D. 
Half an hour gone now and it's still goalless between Monaco and Leverkusen. The home side are belatedly starting to come out of their shell in an attacking sense, forcing b04 to do some defending. 
Sidbe is on the end of a decent passage of play for Monaco as Lemar sets him up for a cross down the right. He swings one in for Raggi, but it's taken off his head by Germain inside the area. 
Sidibe is slow to get up after another crunching challenge. He's at least attempted to get down the line for Monaco, but Leverkusen have been quick to show him that he won't have it his own way. 
No chances as yet to speak of. Possession has been pretty evenly split, with the visitors having the narrow edge with 54 per cent. Leverkusen have also managed all of the shots so far, but all four have headed off target. 
A Monaco corner breaks down and there's a hint of a break for the visitors via Chicharito, but Gilk and Raggi manage to communicate and keep the Leverkusen counterattack at bay. 
Neither goalkeeper has had much to worry them in the opening 20 minutes at Stade Louis II. There's been a fair number of set-pieces but the defences have generally been on top of them. 
J. Tah
Yellow Card
Bayer Leverkusen
Sidibe touches the ball down the outside of Tah and just as he's about to skip through, he's flattened by a wild lunge from the defender. The referee hands him a completely deserved yellow card. 
To Monaco's credit, though their link-up play has been pedestrian at best, they have done a good job of preventing Leverkusen from getting too many good shooting chances in front of goal. 
Toprak is back with us by the way, looking to run off the injury for now. Leverkusen continue to look the brighter side, with Monaco having trouble moving the ball from midfield to the final third. 
Only one person was ever going to have a go from that set-piece, but even Calhanoglu can't keep his effort down, sending it flying into the stands behind the goal which are completely empty. 
Leverkusen are playing on with 10 men here with Toprak's future in this game still up in the air. The visitors are still able to hold onto possession, and have won a free-kick deep in the opposition half. 
Toprak is left in some pain after colliding with Fabinho. The Monaco man pushed the ball outside of the defender but was unable to carry his body in the same direction. The game is stopped to tend to him. 
The visitors are the side who have started the better, and Volland is at the heart of it. He already tried to have a go from the edge of the area, and now he comes within inches of setting up Chicharito. 
First glimpse at an opening for either side and it falls the way of Volland, who hammers a shot from the edge of the area into the defence. The fans are still settling into their seats for this one. 
We're off!
Leonardo Jardim changes more than half of his team for this one as expected, with Thomas Lemar coming into attack, while Djibril Sidibe is also handed a start. Abdou Diallo and Kevin N'Doram are among those benched. 
Roger Schmidt makes a trio of changes to the team that overcame Mainz over the weekend. In comes Jonathan Tah and Lars Bender to bolster the back four in place of Alex Dragovic and Wendell, while Joel Pohjanpaolo is replaced by Kevin Volland. 
Leverkusen subs: Dragovic, Kiessling, Mehmedi, Baumgarlinger, Wendell, Kruse, Ozcan. 
Leverkusen (4-4-2): Leno; Henrichs, Tah, Toprak, Bender; Volland, Aranguiz, Kampl, Brandt; Chicharito, Calhanoglu. 
Monaco subs: Carrillo, De Sanctis, Boschilla, Mbappe Lottin, Diallo, N'Doram, Toure. 
Monaco (4-3-3): Subasic; Sidibe, Gilk, Jemerson, Raggi; Moutinho, Bakayoko, Fabinho; Bernardo Silva, Germain, Lemar. 
Leverkusen drew their group stage curtain raiser against CSKA Moscow. They've been below par in the Bundesliga, taking only seven points from their opening five games to sit squarely in 10th place. 
Since mid-August, Monac have been on a tear, recording eight wins from nine. The lone blip came last week though, as they fell 4-0 at Nice to surrender the Ligue 1 lead to the same opponents. They also defeated Tottenham in the opening game of the group in London. 
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Champions League clash between Monaco and Leverkusen at Stade Louis II. Both sides were able to pick up points in the opening round of what looks to be a closely fought Group E. Stick with us for all the action. 
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