Monaco's French forward Kylian Mbappe Lottin (L) vies with Lyon's defender Mouctar Diakhaby (R) during the French L1 football match between Olympique Lyonnais and AS Monaco, on April 23, 2017 at Parc Olympique Lyonnais stadium in Decines-Charpieu near Lyon, southeastern France. / AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE DESMAZESPHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images

Monaco vS. Juventus

Monaco vs Juventus Live stream, Team news,Watch TV channel, stream, kick-off time, odds & match preview,How To Watch Champions League 2017 semifinal online,TIME: 1:45 p.m. central, 8:45 p.m. in Monaco,TV CHANNEL: Fox Sports 1, ESPN.

Monaco vs Juventus Live

MONACO — An intriguing battle lies in store between arguably best the attack and the toughest defense in European football when Monaco faces Juventus in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal on Wednesday.Monaco has been scoring freely all season, with 146 goals so far. But coach Leonardo Jardim now faces a more difficult challenge in how to approach the game.

“I’m always optimistic,” Jardim said Tuesday. “If the coach isn’t optimistic, he can’t get his message across to the players.”In the previous knockout rounds, Jardim had a specific plan to impose his style of play against both Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund — teams rich in attacking promise, but wide open at the back.

“Juventus is totally different from the other teams,” Jardim said at a pre-match news conference. “We need to pay closer attention to their transition play and attack them very quickly, because it’s very hard to get inside their penalty area.”So confident was Jardim in his attacking play in those other knockout matches that he even announced in pre-match news conferences what was required to go through.