The good canvas of the Mongasques – Dbrief and NOTES of the players (Etoile Rouge 0-1 ASM) – Football

For its first match in the group stage of the Europa League, AS Monaco won away from home against Red Star Belgrade (1-0). An unconvincing and even lucky success.

Youssouf Fofana had too much waste in the first period.

Reversed in the Europa League after its failure in the preliminary round of the Champions League, AS Monaco can display great ambitions in this competition.

But with this kind of performance, the Principality club will probably not be one of the favorites. Indeed, the result is perhaps the only positive point of this Belgrade evening.

Camara lacks realism!

The visitors were certainly dominating in the first period, but technically far too weak to make a difference.

On the only successful collective action, Camara opened his foot too much and missed a huge opportunity in the quarter of an hour! Apart from Fofana’s powerful strike on goalkeeper Borjan, it was the only real opportunity for Philippe Clement’s men, unable to find themselves in the last meters and put in danger before the break.

A generous penalty saves ASM

After a failed exit from Nbel, defender Dragovic did not fit his head. Then the former Nantes resident Bukari, unstoppable, lost his duel against the German goalkeeper! It was time for the referee to blow his whistle at half-time for Monaco, still dominated after returning from the locker room. This time, it was the bar that prevented the midfielder Kanga from opening the scoring, before Nbel’s magnificent save on Katai’s free kick!

Monaco no longer existed and yet Golovin obtained a very generous penalty which was concluded by the incoming Embolo (0-1, 74′)! A small miracle for Mongasques suffering until the end, the referee having finally refused a second penalty this time valid. While the Serbs might have gotten one after a late tackle from Maripan. Be that as it may, ASM leaves with an undeserved victory.

Match score: 2/10

Congratulations to those who attended this match from start to finish… The technical level was incredibly low for a European Cup match! As a result, opportunities were rare. Fortunately, the Serbian public was there.

The goal :

– On a penalty obtained by Golovin, Embolo crosses his flat foot and takes goalkeeper Borjan on the wrong foot (0-1, 74th).

The NOTES of the Mongasques

Maxifoot has assigned a score (out of 10) comments on each player.

Man of the match: Alexander Nbel (7/10)

It must be recognized, the goalkeeper of Monaco had success. Dragovic does not take advantage of his missed outing. Then he is saved by his bar. But he made three decisive saves. He begins by winning his duel against Bukari, before the exceptional intervention on the free kick of Katai saved on his line! Finally, he released a header from Milunovic in added time.


Alexander Nbel (7): see comment above.

Axel Disasi (6): like his slide caught by Nbel, the central defender ended the game in a bit of a panic. He had pretty well mastered his subject so far, with many duels won and constant pressing. He was one of the few Mongasques capable of breaking lines through the pass, even if his risk-taking sometimes caused ball losses.

Guillermo Maripan (3): overtaken by his slowness, the Chilean was overtaken by Pesic and Katai in two dangerous situations in favor of the Serbs. Feverish, he could (or d) concede a penalty late in the game because of a late tackle on Ben Nabouhane.

Benot Badiashile (3): martyred by Bukari, the young Mongasque never found the solution to stop the former Nantes player. Ghana forced him to collect a yellow card in the 18th minute, which did not make his job any easier. Fortunately for him, his opponent ended up slowing down in the second period.

Vanderson (6.5): always so generous in the effort, the right piston brought a lot of percussion on its corridor. He was able to make the difference several times against Rodic. But the last gesture was not there, like his strike that was far too crossed.

Mohamed Camara (4.5): omnipresent in the midfield, the Malian international allowed Monaco to settle in the opposing half of the field in the first period. His volume of play still impressed. But like many of his teammates, he was not up to technical standards. He misses a huge chance in the first period, before his completely missed clearance which gave Bukari a great opportunity.

Youssouf Fofana (4): too imprecise in the first period, the midfielder did not raise the general technical level. He still sent a missile on goalkeeper Borjan, and did not go far from obtaining a penalty on contact with Dragovic. He was available in the right spaces after returning from the locker room. Moment strangely chosen by Philippe Clement to bring him out. Replace the 57th by Jean Lucas (not not)victim of a magnificent roulette wheel from Katai just after coming into play.

Caio Henrique (3): in difficulty in his transmissions, and badly served on his calls, the Brazilian did not hide his frustration during the match. He also did not meet expectations on the defensive level, he who failed to manage the Bukari case with Badiashile.

Aleksandr Golovin (3): between his lack of precision, his bad choices and his tendency to disappear for long streaks, we can say that the attacking midfielder has missed his game. The referee offers him a very generous penalty which is not enough to save his performance. Replace the 83rd by Ismail Jakobs (not).

Wissam Ben Yedder (2): it is certain, the Mongasque captain did not score points this Thursday. Apart from his almost decisive pass for Camara, who missed a huge opportunity, the striker lacked precision on simple discounts. He had very few good balls to negotiate, his teammates having the funny idea of ​​asking him for aerial duels. Replace the 66th by Breel Embolo (not not), scorer from the penalty spot, and who should have gotten a second. But the referee and the VAR decided otherwise.

Takumi Minamino (1): catastrophic match for the Japanese! It’s simple, the rookie arrives from Liverpool has missed everything she has undertaken. Below technically and physically, he lost most of his balloons, most often in the axis in dangerous areas. began to become very worrying… Replaced the 57th by Krpin Diatta (not not)author of the cross on the penalty obtained, and not much else.

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RED STAR BELGRADE 0-1 MONACO (mid-time: 0-0) – EUROPA LEAGUE – Group H (Monaco) / 1st day
Stadium: Stadium Rajko Mitic, Belgrade – Referee: Harm Osmers, Germany

Goals : – B. Embolo (74th, pen.) for MONACO
Warnings : A. Dragovic (7th), A. Pesic (45th), N. Milunovic (89th)for RED STAR BELGRADE – B.Badiashile (18th), T. Minamino (43rd), A. Golovin (69th)for MONACO

RED STAR BELGRADE : Mr BorjanStrahinja Erakovic, N. Milunović, A. DragovicS. Srnic (V. Nikolic, 76th), Mr RodicG. Kanga, S. Sanogo (K. Coulibaly, 88th)O. Bukari, A.KataiA. Pesic (E. Mohamed Ben, 54th)

MONACO : A.NbelA. Disasi, G.Maripn, B.Badiashilevanderson, Mr Camara, Y. Fofana (Jean Lucas, 57th), Caio HenriqueW. Ben Yedder (B. Embolo, 66th)T. Minamino (K. Diatta, 57th), A. Golovin (I. Jakobs, 83rd)

Embolo did not tremble on the penalty (0-1, 74th)

The only moment of joy for Mongasques

Ben Yedder suffered in the duels

Minamino picks it up!


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