In the third preliminary round of the Champions League, AS Monaco got a draw against PSV Eindhoven (1-1) on Tuesday at the Stade Louis II. Disappointing for a long time, the Mongasques managed to react at the end of the game.
AS Monaco remains in the game. Long trailing, the Principality club snatched a draw against PSV Eindhoven (1-1) on Tuesday at the Louis II Stadium in the third preliminary round first leg of the Champions League.
Overall disappointing and uninspired after Luuk de Jong’s opener, the Mongasques still found the resources to equalize through Axel Disasi with real domination at the end of the game. Everything is possible before the return leg at the Philips Stadion in a week.
Veerman hurts the ASM very badly
At a good pace, the two teams went blow for blow in the first minutes with tough duels. With control of the ball, the Mongasques settled into the opposing camp without worrying Benitez. And yet, on a counter, the Dutch got the first situation of the game with a shot from Max which brushed Nbel’s cage. Then half an hour into the game, a shot from Fofana was deflected by Teze with his hand in his own area.
But even called by the VAR after the Mongasque disputes, the referee did not whistle a penalty. In the crowd, on a superb delivery from De Jong, Veerman opened the scoring with a shot placed (0-1, 38th). Moments later, Clement’s men tried to react, but Minamino crushed his recovery too much in front of Benitez before the break…
Disasi galise, Fofana finds the post…
Back from the locker room, the Mongasques came back with good intentions, and Minamino had a golden opportunity to equalize, but the Japanese crossed his shot too much in front of Benitez… Then ASM brushed against the correctional with a huge wolf from Til in front of the goal. Nbel! Despite some interesting moves, Ben Yedder and his attacking partners were having a hard time worrying Benitez.
Asleep by the false rhythm imposed by the Dutch, Monaco accumulated technical inaccuracies and had difficulty inflaming the debates… Then on a free kick from Jakobs, Disasi managed to revive his team with a close range shot (1-1, 79th) . Totally revived, the Mongasques finally raced at the end of the game, but Fofana was unhappy with a header on the post! Despite a big domination of the ASM in the last moments, the score did not evolve anymore…
The score of the match: 5.5/10
A simply correct encounter. However, the start of the game was interesting with good intensity and a good battle. But over the minutes, the two teams have multiplied the technical approximations with difficulty creating chances. After PSV’s goal, ASM did try to react, but lacked inspiration and efficiency… First of all, an equalization at the end of the game with a big domination.
The goals :
– Perfectly found in the area, de Jong takes advantage of his physical advantage over Disasi to fix the opposing defense. Back the cage, the attacker makes a discount for Veerman, who opens the scoring with a shot placed (0-1, 38th).
– On a free kick from Jakobs, Fofana carries out a deviation of the head, which arrives on Disasi. At close range, the Mongasque defender manages to equalize with a placed shot (1-1, 79′).
Man of the match: Joey Veerman (7/10)
The PSV Eindhoven midfielder caused problems for the Mongasques. In the midfield, the Dutchman dominated the discussions with great technical quality. Dangerous with his projections, he was rewarded for his efforts by opening the scoring with a shot after a drop from De Jong. And even in the second period, the talent of PSV continued to delight in the orientation of the game.
The NOTES of the Mongasques
Maxifoot awarded a mark (out of 10) commented on each ASM player.
Alexander Nbel (4.5): the AS Monaco goalkeeper had an infuriating match on Tuesday. Little worried about the whole game, the German had a first scare on a shot off target from Max. And just before the break, the player on loan from Bayern Munich could not do anything about Veerman’s opener. Saved by Til’s clumsiness after half-time, he had a difficult encounter.
Vanderson (4.5): preferred Aguilar on the right side, the Brazilian did not justify the confidence of his coach Phillipe Clement on this meeting. Offensively, the full-back didn’t always take advantage of the spaces in front of him and had difficulty combining with Minamino due to a lot of technical waste. Even defensively, he showed shortcomings, like his late exit on Veerman’s goal.
Axel Disasi (5.5): the central defender of AS Monaco had a meeting in two stages. In his duel with De Jong, the Mongasque showed some shortcomings, especially on the physical level in the first period. On Veerman’s goal, the former Rmois was far too wait-and-see and let his direct opponent make a good comeback. On the other hand, after the break, he displayed a much more aggressive face to sound the revolt, especially in his projections. And the Mongasque finally totally saved his match with this close range galization.
Guillermo Maripn (5): established in the absence of Badiashile, injured, the Chilean also experienced difficulties in the first period. Like Disasi, the AS Monaco central defender was unable to manage De Jong’s game behind the cage in the first 45 minutes. However, he managed to recover after the break in play and also made a superb opener for Minamino, who spoiled this offering.
Ismail Jakobs (6): chosen on the left side in the absence of Caio Henrique, the German was rather interesting. In his lane, the AS Monaco full-back showed great desire with positive aggressiveness in the duels. Without always being successful in his attempts, he had the merit of projecting himself and trying to create danger. Watch out for his marking on the occasion of Til… but it is especially necessary to underline his good free kick on the equalization of Disasi.
Eliot Matazo (4): associated with Fofana in the midfield in the absence of a Tchouamni replacement, the young AS Monaco midfielder still seems too tender for the Champions League. Particularly timorous at the start of the game, the Belgian multiplied the technical approximations with several lost balls. Too often late, he was totally caught up in the action of Veerman’s goal.
Youssouf Fofana (6.5): despite AS Monaco’s difficulties in the midfield, the young talent did not deserve it. Unlike Matazo, the former Alsatian still had a good impact on recovery and was generally clean in his transmissions. On a strike, he could even have obtained a penalty for a handball from Teze, but the referee did not whistle. On Disasi’s equalizer, he was involved with that head deviation. At the end of the game, the Mongasque was unfortunate with a header on the post.
Takumi Minamino (3): for his first official match with AS Monaco, the winger made a disappointing copy. And yet, on certain sequences, the Japanese tried to bring percussion with his races. But approaching the zone of truth, the former Liverpool player was sorely lacking in precision with several badly negotiated situations, like a failed recovery in the first period and then a shot that was too crossed after half-time. in front of Benitez. Replace the 66th minute with Krpin Diatta (not not).
Kevin Volland (3.5): a magnifying glass performance for the German. Positioned in support of Ben Yedder, the Mongasque generally weighed little in the debates and gave the impression of being nonchalant in his attempts. Never dangerous, the former Bayer Leverkusen player was not able to worry Benitez with too little input. Replace the 75th minute with Gelson Martins (not).
Aleksandr Golovin (5.5): in the left lane, the Russian international has not deserved. Active, the AS Monaco attacking midfielder tried to make differences and found solutions thanks to his runs. Just technically, he even gave Minamino a goal ball, whose recovery was too crushed. Voluntary despite an uninspired offensive sector. Replace the 75th minute with Breel Embolo (not not).
Wissam Ben Yedder (3.5): the captain of AS Monaco was too little found on this European poster. On the offensives of his team, the attacker was well managed by the opposing defenders and was not able to worry Benitez. Too erased in the game, the French international has never been served in good conditions in the zone of truth. Replace the 82nd minute with Sofiane Diop (not not).
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MONACO 1-1 PSV EINDHOVEN (mid-time: 0-1) – CHAMPIONS LEAGUE – 3rd qualifying round
Stadium: Stade Louis II, Fontvieille – Referee:
Goals : A. Disasi (80th) for MONACO – J. Veerman (38th) for PSV EINDHOVEN
PSV EINDHOVEN :
Minamino failed a lot for Monaco
Veerman opened the scoring for PSV (0-1, 38th)
Disasi has galis close range (1-1, 79th)