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Watch out for elbows

Should Giorgio Chiellini have been sent off for this nasty-looking elbow on Radamel Falcao?

It looks like the Juventus defender got away with a sending off in their Champions League clash against Monaco

We’ve been looking forward to Monaco’s clash against Juventus all week.

Honestly, we’re not exaggerating.

Two of Europe’s tastiest sides were in action this evening

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Two of Europe’s tastiest sides were in action this evening

And while it wasn’t the goal-fest we were perhaps hoping for, it didn’t exactly disappoint either.

Gonzalo Higuain struck twice to take a pretty tasty 2-0 lead to the Juventus Stadium next week, and the Old Lady will surely fancy themselves to reach the Champions League final in June.

Higuain finally answered his critics by striking twice

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Higuain finally answered his critics by striking twice

But an incident in the second-half has left us wondering whether Monaco should feel a little hard done by.

On the 67th minute, Juve’s veteran defender Giorgio Chiellini clashed with Monaco’s Radamel Falcao.

As the Italian received a yellow card for the incident, replays have given us food for thought as to whether he should’ve seen red.

Falcao and Chiellini are both ball-watching

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Falcao and Chiellini are both ball-watching

Impact is imminent

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Impact is imminent

Ouch… that’s gotta hurt

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Ouch… that’s gotta hurt

And down he goes

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And down he goes

It certainly looks like a painful one, and you have to question whether Chiellini slyly knew what he was doing.

However, you could also argue that his eyes were on the ball as he raised his elbow, and that Falcao may have simply ran into the 32-year-old as they both went for the loose ball.

The ref gives Chiellini a yellow, but should it have been a red?

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The ref gives Chiellini a yellow, but should it have been a red?

Still, we’ve all seen lesser offences than that result in a red card in the past.

He may have just got away with that one.

DREAM TEAM POINTS:

MONACO: Subasic -1, Dirar 2, Glik -1, Jemerson -1, Sidibe -1, Silva 0, Fabinho -2, Bakayoko 0, Lemar 0, Mbappe 0, Falcao 0

Subs: Moutinho 0, Germain 0, Toure -1

Booked: Fabinho

JUVENTUS: Buffon 8, Barzagli 8, Bonucci 4, Chiellini 7, Alves 17, Pjanic 0, Marchisio 2, Sandro 8, Dybala 3, Mandzukic 3, Higuain 13

Subs: Cuadrado 0, Rincon 0, Lemina 0

Booked: Bonucci, Chiellini, Marchisio

STAR MAN: Dani Alves