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 By Ian Holyman

Monaco ready for RB Leipzig UCL test despite heavy Nice defeat - Jemerson

Monaco defender Jemerson has said he believes the French champions will shrug off an emphatic derby defeat at the weekend and begin their Champions League challenge strongly at RB Leipzig on Wednesday.

Centre-back Jemerson was in the side swept away 4-0 by Nice as Monaco crashed to defeat after starting their title defence with four straight wins.

The principality club reached the Champions League semi-finals last season, and Jemerson said: "The game against Nice has not put doubt into the team.


 By PA Sport

Monaco complete signing of defender Jemerson from Atletico Mineiro

Jemerson celebrates a goal for Atletico MG.

Monaco have signed Brazilian defender Jemerson from Atletico Mineiro.

The 23-year-old has signed a five-year contract with the principality side after the two clubs agreed a fee reported to be in the region of €10 million (£7.6m).

Jemerson, who has been given the No. 5 shirt, told his new club's official website: "I am very proud to sign for AS Monaco. This is a big club where a lot of great players have come through, and I'll be doing all I can to be one of them.

"I want to help the...