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
Reigning champions AS Monaco and domestic giants Olympique Lyonnais both scored four goals against British opposition in their pre-season friendly. Monaco beat Stoke City 4:2 with Falcao scored, while Lyon were too strong for a Celtic side that fielded a second string outfit owing to their Champions League commitments, beating Brendan Rodgers’ side 4:0 Continue reading
The Ligue 1 Team of the Year 2017, as voted for the UNFP has been officially revealed. PSG, who had eight players in the 2015-16 Team of the Season, have only three players in the 2016/17 edition- an indication of how tightly fought Ligue 1 has been this season.
Monaco have been the surprise packages in France this season- they look set to dethrone PSG and also reached the ladt four of the Champions League. No surprise then that ASM dominate the UNFP Team of the Season with 6 players- Subasic, Sidibe, Glik, Mendy, Bernardo Silva and Mbappe all feature in the list.
The three PSG players in the team are Cavani, Thiago Silva and Verratti. Nice and Lyon have one representative each- John Michael Serie for OGCN and Alexandre Lacazette for OL Continue reading