Monaco overtakes PSV by pass / C1 / 3rd preliminary round / Monaco-PSV (1-1) /

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

Monaco 1-1 PSV

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

The advantage of the summer preparation phase is that you have time to test things and find small mistakes in your opponent. When it came time to meet PSV in the third preliminary round of the Champions League, Philippe Clement and his staff certainly noticed that the Dutch were not the most organized team to defend from set pieces. The Monegasques then especially insisted on this phase of the game to worry about Boeren, during the first leg on Tuesday, and was rewarded ten minutes from the end of regulation time. And fortunately, because Monaco didn’t show enough to beat the Dutch in the game, while PSV only needed one chance to take control.

Monaco asked for a penalty, PSV punished him

When the matches started, Monaco was very good with his sneakers. ASM has gas, brawn and envy. The opponent of a PSV in formalin, like the attacking midfielder Guus Til, cannot pass a simple control or a pass. the Boeren don’t even try to be dangerous, until a flash of collective genius is finished off by delicious midfielder Joey Veerman (0-1, 39e). An invisible PSV, then a killer: Ruud van Nistelrooy is not the coach of this team for nothing.

If Monaco were largely depleted after their sharp start, Philippe Clement’s men remained in control of the game, spoiling the Dutch team’s fit and start. Strawberry on two free kick combinations from ASM, PSV did well in the 32nde minutes: Youssouf Fofana spat a foul that hit the hand of Jordan Teze, in his place, but the referee shouted at the Louis-II stadium by refusing to point to the penalty spot despite seeing the images.


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 could not find the frame and the same scenario was repeated for ASM, who fell into the wrong 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 in the set piece that Bato found his salvation. Axel Disasi thus fell to a free kick and relieved ASM (1-1, 80e). In this phase of the game, Youssouf Fofana still believes that the Monegasque lair will explode but the post is against his wishes. Need to put centimeters on the right side of 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 : Philip Clement.

PSV (4-2-3-1): Benítez – Mwene (75)eOppegård), Teze, Bishop, 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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