AS Monaco bowed out of the Champions League after a disappointing 4-0 defeat at home against Belgian outfit Club Brugge. The result saw ASM stuck at the bottom of Group A with a single point to show for their efforts after four games. With Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund both on nine points, there is no way for the Principality outfit to qualify for the Round of 16.
Tuesday evening’s result saw new manager Thierry Henry’s struggles continue- he is yet to win as coach and the club are winless in their last fifteen games across all competitions.
Check out the player ratings for the game from French paper L’Equipe. Bar Sofiane Diop (5) and Moussa Sylla and Diego Benaglio (4 each), all the others were rated 3 or below. The worst ratings (2/10) were reserved for the defensive pair of Kamil Glik and Jemerson, while manager Henry also got a 2. On an average the side rated 3.2/10, with Brugge performing twice as better (6.5/10)
Not only was this game the one that knocked ASM out of the competition, it also saw the lowest crowd at this year’s CL- the first time that a game has attracted less than five figures in this season’s competition. Only 8,347 were present at Stade Louis II.
For Brugge, Hans Vanaken grabbed a double (including one from the penalty spot), with Wesley Moraes and Ruud Vormer also getting on the score sheet for the Belgians.