TOP OF THE FLOPS

Soccer 360 - - Champs League -

It’s been a tough old sea­son for Monaco so far. Ligue 1 cham­pi­ons in 2017 and run­ners up last year, the prin­ci­pal­ity club’s ex­cit­ing young team has been shorn of stars like Mbappe, Bernardo Silva, Fabinho, Ben­jamin Mendy and Tiemoue Bakayoko in the last 18 months. They’re hov­er­ing around the French top flight’s rel­e­ga­tion zone at the win­ter break, de­spite bring­ing in for­mer player Thierry Henry as their new boss. His ap­point­ment did lit­tle to in­spire an up­turn in Euro­pean form, as Monaco won just a sin­gle point in the Cham­pi­ons League group stages.

Un­for­tu­nately for AEK Athens fans, that was one more than their side man­aged.

The Greek side lost all six of their fix­tures against Bay­ern Munich, Ajax and Ben­fica, fail­ing to score in five of those. There was also se­ri­ous dis­ap­point­ment for In­ter Mi­lan sup­port­ers, as they watched their team toil at home to PSV Eind­hoven in their fi­nal fix­ture. A vic­tory over the Dutch side would’ve seen them through, but a 1-1 draw sent them crash­ing out early and into the Europa League.

TOP:Monaco is show­ing the af­fects of los­ing their starsLEFT:Icardi's wife look­ing wor­riedBOT­TOM:In­ter falls to PSVTOP RIGHT:Porto is the dark horse ev­ery­one is for­get­ting aboutBOT­TOM RIGHT: Haz­ard looks to bring suc­cess to his club

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