Jardim calls for support

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Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim has called on the club's supporters to be their 12th man in the Champions League play-off round second-leg tie at Stade Louis II on Tuesday.

Les Rouges et Blancs led 2-1 at the halfway mark, after goals from Fabinho and Bernardo Silva had cancelled out Alexandre Pato's strike.

As such a draw will be enough to secure their passage to the group stage of the elite competition, with Jardim appealing to the club's fans to come out in their numbers.

Speaking to the club's website ahead of the match, he said: "I call on our supporters to help us on Tuesday evening. We need the stadium to be full. We have the advantage, but there are still ninety minutes to play all out. The players need support to the team can qualify and we can see AS Monaco in the Champions League."

Monaco striker Valere Germain echoed his manager's comments when he said: "I’d like to make an appeal to all Monegasque fans. Come down to the Louis-II on Tuesday night to support us.

"We’re all desperate to get back into the Champions League. It’s important for us, but for you too. We want to see you there in numbers, like against Fenerbahce. Hopefully at the end of the match, we’ll all be able to celebrate together."

Goalkeeper Danijel Subasic further appealed for support, adding: "We know our fans are always behind us. But on Tuesday, we’ll really need immense support. I hope to see you there in numbers at the Louis-II as we make it into the Champions League."

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