Despite a 2-1 win on the night, Monaco failed to qualify for the Champions League group stage as they fell 4-3 on aggregate in the second leg of their play-off tie against Valencia CF at the Stade Louis II on Tuesday night.
Saint-Etienne boss Christophe Galtier declared himself unfazed by his side's 1-1 draw with Milsami in Molodova; Bordeaux coach Willy Sagnol was hoping slightly better despite getting a 1-0 home win over Kairat Almaty.
Girondins de Bordeaux have a slender advantage after winning the first leg of their Europa League play-off while AS Saint-Etienne drew their encounter to leave their tie and hopes of a group-stage berth in the balance.
AS Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim admitted that his side have some defensive issues to work out but remains ambitious after Wednesday's 3-1 loss in Valencia in the first leg of their Champions League play-off tie.
AS Monaco have it all to do in the return leg of their play-off tie with Valencia after falling 3-1 at the Mestalla on Wednesday night. Mario Pasalic scored the away goal that could prove crucial next Tuesday at the Stade Louis II.
AS Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim will have to do without the services of France left-back Layvin Kurzawa, suffering an ankle injury, in the first leg of their Champions League play-off clash with Valencia CF.
AS Monaco are set to take on Spanish powerhouse Valencia in the Champions League play-off round. The first leg will be played in Spain on August 18/19, the second at the Stade Louis II on August 25/26.
AS Saint-Etienne are shaking off the favourites tag against Moldovans FC Milsami Orhei while Bordeaux look to perform well at home to Kazakhs FC Kairat Almaty in their Europa League play-off first leg clashes on Thursday.