Monaco, managed by Henry, were due to welcome Vieira's Nice on Friday evening. However, that game was called off on Thursday, along with Saint-Etienne vs. Marseille, slated for Sunday, and Paris Saint-Germain vs. Montpellier, Toulouse vs. Lyon and Angers against Bordeaux...
Editor's note: The scheduled game between Monaco and Nice that this article previewed was postponed on Thursday, Dec. 6 on police advice due to unrest and protests in France.
While teammates at Arsenal, Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira would sometimes talk about what they would do when their playing careers ended. Henry always knew he wanted to be a manager one day; Vieira was more indecisive and happy to explore different routes before deciding what was best for him.
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone praised his team after they sealed a place in Champions League round of 16 with a 2-0 win over Monaco, as opposite number Thierry Henry called him "a reference for all coaches."
Koke put Atleti ahead with a deflected strike after 90 seconds, Antoine Griezmann adding a second from close range midway through the first half before Radamel Falcao missed an 82nd-minute penalty.
Atleti must wait until the final round of games to see whether they or Borussia Dortmund...
Atletico Madrid clinched their place in the Champions League round of 16 on Wednesday by beating AS Monaco 2-0 at home while also ensuring that Thierry Henry's hapless visitors will now even miss out on qualification for the Europa League.
Koke scored Atletico's fastest-ever Champions League goal within two minutes and Antoine Griezmann added a second after 25 before any hopes of a late Monaco comeback were ended with Radamel Falcao's 83rd minute missed penalty.