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) Continue reading
Monaco were beaten 5-4 on penalties by Polish outfit Wisla Krakow in a friendly as they continued with their preparations for the 2018/19 season.
With World Cup stars like Falcao, Glik and Tielemans not available for selection, ASM played Benaglio, Grandsir, Raggi, Jemerson, Serrano, Ghezzal, Faivre, N’Doram, Lopes, Bongiovanni, Guebbels in the first half. The likes of N’Gakoutou, Diakhaby, Boschilia, Badiaschiie, Diop, Isidor, Navarro, Toure and Mboula also got a hit-out in the second half.
Isidor scored ASM’s only goal of the game on 60 minutes after Pietrzak had put Wisla ahead in the 6th minute.
Boschilia, Navarro, Mboula and Diakhaby scored in the penalty shootout for ASM, while Toure missed. Wisla nailed all five of their penalties. Continue reading
French champions AS Monaco remain winless in the Champions League this season after FC Porto pulled off a stunning 3-0 win at Stade Louis II. Porto had been beaten at home by Besiktas on MD1, so few expected the Portuguese giants to grab three points against the French champions. But win they did, and by the same margin by which they had beaten Monaco when the two sides met in the Champions League final back in 2004.
Vincent Aboubakar was the star for FCP, scoring twice before Miguel Layun’s last minute effort added icing on the cake Continue reading
AS Monaco played their part in a bit of Champions League history earlier this evening, becoming RB Leipzig’s first ever opponents in Europe’s premier club competition.
Leipzig were effectively founded back in 2009 and 3039 days later, made their European bow. A crowd of over 40,000 was present at the Red Bull Arena for the club’s first ever European night, and Monaco, still smarting from a 4-0 loss away at Nice over the weekend, were the visitors. Continue reading