Monaco catch up with PSV by the pass

Monaco catch up with PSV by the pass

Shaken by PSV’s surprise opener before half-time, AS Monaco waited the last ten minutes to equalize (1-1) and keep their destiny in their hands in the third preliminary round of the Ligue des champions this Tuesday. If the French club even touched the post at the end of the match, Wissam Ben Yedder’s partners will have to be more consistent at the Philips Stadion next Tuesday if they want to see the play-offs.

Monaco 1-1 PSV

Goals: Disasi (80e) for ASM // Veerman (39e) for the Boeren

The advantage with the summer preparation phase is that you have time to test things and spot the little flaws in your opponent. When it came time to find PSV in the third preliminary round of the Champions League, Philippe Clement and his staff had certainly noticed that the Dutch were not the most organized team to defend from set pieces. The Monegasques then particularly insisted on this phase of the game to worry the Boeren, during the first leg on Tuesday, and ended up being rewarded ten minutes from the end of regulation time. And fortunately, because Monaco had not shown enough to twist the Dutch in the game, while PSV had only needed an opportunity to take control.

Monaco demands a penalty, PSV punishes him

At the start of hostilities, Monaco is very well in his sneakers. ASM has gas, brawn and envy. Quite the opposite of a PSV in formaldehyde, like its attacking midfielder Guus Til, unable to succeed with a simple control or a pass. The Boeren don’t even try to be dangerous, until a flash of collective genius concluded by delicious midfielder Joey Veerman (0-1, 39e). An invisible PSV, then an assassin: Ruud van Nistelrooy is really not the coach of this team for nothing.

If Monaco had largely eased off after his sharp start, Philippe Clément’s men retained control of the game, destabilizing the Dutch team in fits and starts. Strawberry on two free kick combinations from ASM, PSV did very well in the 32nde minute: Youssouf Fofana spits a bastos which smashes on the hand of Jordan Teze, in his area, but the referee rumbles the Louis-II stadium by refusing to designate the penalty spot despite viewing the images.

Thank you

Bis repeated after the intermission: Monaco stormed out of the starting blocks and failed to equalize when Takumi Minamino found himself alone against Walter Benítez. But the former Liverpool can not find the frame and the same scenario is repeated for the ASM, which falls into the false rhythm of a PSV led by a sovereign Ibrahim Sangaré.

But while Monaco did not show enough impact to force an equalizer in the current game, it was on a set piece that the French club will find their salvation. Axel Disasi is thus on the fallout of a free kick and relieves ASM (1-1, 80e). Still on this phase of the game, Youssouf Fofana even thinks of blowing up the Monegasque lair but the post opposes his wishes. It will be necessary to put the centimeters on the right side in the Netherlands, next Tuesday, to dream higher.

Monaco (4-2-3-1): Nübel – Vanderson, Disasi, Maripán, Jakobs – Matazo, Fofana – Golovin (76eEmbolo), Volland (76eG. Martins), Minamino (68eDiatta) – Ben Yedder (81eDiop). Coach : Phillip Clement.

PSV (4-2-3-1): Benítez – Mwene (75)eOppegård), Teze, Obispo, Max (61eRamalho) – Veerman, Sangaré (77eVan Ginkel) – Saibari (75eX. Simons), Til (61eGutierrez), Gakpo – L. De Jong. Coach : Ruud van Nistelrooy.

By Douglas deGraaf


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