Regardless of a troublesome end, Monaco began the season effectively by beating Strasbourg (2-1) on Saturday on Matchday 1 in Ligue 1. ASM joined Lyon on the prime of the desk.
Fofana congratulates Diatta for the aim (0-1, forty third)
AS Monaco didn’t wish to repeat the errors of the previous. In recent times, not all the time successful within the begin of the season, the Principality’s membership acquired off to a greater begin on this 2022-2023 train by successful a treasured success on the garden of La Meinau (2-1), the place Strasbourg had not identified the defeated solely thrice final season.
The jewel of Diatta
The Mongaschi performed very effectively the primary fifteen minutes on this match due to the stress that enormously hindered the Strasbourg gamers within the second half. Time for Diop to permit himself a fantastic alternative wasted by a too lengthy management within the field and for Jean Lucas to check Sels on a shot that slips underneath the crossbar. Strasbourg had been sizzling!
Pushed to the beginning of the match, the Strasbourg residents then reacted and will have opened the scoring throughout their second of power. A save by Aguilar in entrance of Ajorque in entrance of aim was sufficient, then a pleasant save by Nbel on a spiral shot by Linard to stop the ASM from being behind on this half. Behind the debates are balanced however Diatta locations the Mongas in entrance of the scoreboard simply earlier than the break on a strong volley on the floor (0-1, 43 °)!
Monaco is afraid on the finish of the sport
Within the second half, Monaco would break rapidly due to Diop. The younger Mongasco striker has adopted effectively the shot of Martins rejected by Sels (0-2, 53 °). Sufficient to completely cool La Meinau? Nicely no, on condition that the Strasbourg crowd continued to push their gamers. Useful help for Julien Stphan’s males who discover the sources to cut back the hole due to a header by Diallo on the far publish after a cross by Delaine (1-2, 65 °).
Raised on this set, the RCSA pushed on the finish of the sport to equalize earlier than the ultimate whistle. However Diallo was denied a brace in harm time for an offside sign from the VAR, then Nbel made two decisive saves on his line! A reduction for Monaco who’re smiling once more after the draw in opposition to PSV Eindhoven (1-1) within the preliminary spherical of the Champions League and attain Lyon on the prime of the desk.
The rating of the match: 7/10
A moderately balanced and nice first interval with an excellent aim simply earlier than half-time. The second act remained nice due to the response of the Strasbourg residents after Monaco’s second aim. We had been entitled to suspense till the tip of this assembly.
The targets :
– On Diop’s nook, Disasi wins within the air and heads off. Diatta comes out of the middle of the floor to attain with a masterful volley from the proper, which comes to remain flush with the proper publish (0-1, 43 °).
– Served by Diop within the field, Martins fires a shot from the proper deflected by Sels to his proper. Diop adopted effectively and pushed the ball into an empty internet (0-2, 53rd).
– On Delaine’s cross from the proper, Diallo wins within the air and locations a header on the far publish (1-2, 65 °).
NOTES from gamers
Maxifoot scored (out of 10) feedback to every participant.
Man of the match: Sofiane Diop (7/10)
This match will do him good. After a sophisticated second half of final season, the Monegasque attacking midfielder took benefit of his task to step ahead. Typically he’s unsuccessful within the opponent’s space, picture of a management too lengthy in entrance of Sels within the first interval, however his attacking contribution was very attention-grabbing and he broke the break by scoring a aim from a shot by Martins rejected by Salts. A terrific exercise that ought to make his coach completely satisfied. Exchange the 66th with Maghnes Akliouche (not no).
Matz Sels (6.5): regardless of the 2 targets conceded, the Strasbourg goalkeeper allowed his staff to imagine in it till the tip by making many necessary saves. Defenseless on Diatta’s shot that allowed Monaco to open the scoring, he was then unfortunate on the second Mongasco aim by deflecting Martins’s shot on Diop.
Lucas Perrin (5): The Strasbourg central defender performed fairly a severe sport, though he suffered bodily at instances in duels with Embolo. Exchange the 66th with Maxime Le Marchand (not no).
Gerzino Nyamsi (4): a reasonably common efficiency. The previous Rennais didn’t unleash his typical bodily power within the space of him.
Alexander Djiku (5.5): introduced at the beginning this summer time, the Strasbourg central defender clearly has no head elsewhere. He made a number of helpful defensive gestures to keep off hazard in his space of him.
Ronael Pierre-Gabriel (5): for his first official match in opposition to Strasbourg, the previous Brestois stood out within the defensive part however his attacking contribution was moderately restricted. Exchange the forty sixth with Thomas Delaine (6)which gives a decisive cross to Diallo on a cross from the proper.
Sanjin Prcic (5): The Strasbourg midfielder began the sport effectively with a shot captured by Nbel and well-felt passes. However his affect within the sport diminished over the course of minutes.
Jeanricner Bellegarde (4): good restoration exercise and attention-grabbing projections, however generally lacked precision to hold out his actions. Exchange the 66th with Jean Eudes Aholou (not no).
Dimitri Linard (6): image of this staff from Strasbourg, the Racing captain didn’t miss something on this facet. He fought on all balls and did not hesitate to leap in as quickly as he was served. He’s near scoring within the first interval on a aim rejected by Nbel. Exchange the 82nd with Dany Jean (not no).
Adrien Thomasson (6): The Strasbourg midfielder makes a pleasant copy. He actively participated within the offensive animation of his staff delivering good balls, with out forgetting to defend with 4 profitable tackles on this match.
Habib Diallo (7): Extra distinguished in assault than team-mate Ajorque, the Strasbourg striker revived his facet within the second interval due to a effective header on the far publish. He thought he would give the RCSA the draw proper on the finish of the match, however his second aim was canceled by the VAR for offside place.
Ludovic Ajorque (5): introduced at the beginning, the Strasbourg heart ahead was very attention-grabbing in his deflections, however did not be harmful in entrance of aim. His solely probability: a protracted shot from the left simply captured by Nbel within the first interval. Exchange the sixty fifth with Kevin Gameiro (not no).
Alexander Nbel (7): The Monaco goalkeeper performed a great sport. He reassured his protection on the photographs from Strasbourg and proved invaluable with the exits on the opponent’s ft. On the finish of the sport he preserved his staff’s victory with two necessary saves in harm time.
Ruben Aguilar (5): good and fewer good for the proper of ASM. If he saves his staff from the command of the primary interval due to a treasured save underneath his line, he’s nevertheless crushed within the air by Diallo on the aim of Strasbourg.
Axel Disasi (6.5): the Monaco captain had a strong sport behind him this Saturday. He repelled the hazard on its floor by usually imposing itself within the air. Earlier than the break he hits a decisive header from Diatta.
Guillermo Maripn (6): The Chilean central defender fought a fantastic duel with Diallo. He was in a position to reply bodily and with expertise to the Strasbourg striker.
Ismail Jakobs (5): proper match for Monaco’s left, too passive in entrance of Delaine on Strasbourg’s aim.
Youssouf Fofana (6): orphan of Tchouamni, moved to Actual Madrid, the Mongasian midfielder has proven that he can depend on him regardless of every part. He was good in restoration and invaluable in filling the gaps in midfield.
Jean Lucas (6.5): Matazo most well-liked, the Brazilian made a great copy. Treasured within the defensive part in midfield, he might have stood out even offensively if Sels hadn’t deflected his two makes an attempt: unbridled shot underneath the crossbar then shot over to the publish.
Krepin Diatta (7): Discreet at the beginning, the proper fielder from Mongolia stood out by opening the scoring on this match with a splendid right-footed volley. A great way to begin his season after one final train ruined by a severe knee harm. Behind, he did some good accelerations and misplaced a duel to Sels. Exchange the 83rd with Eliot Matazo (not no).
Sofiane Diop (7): learn the remark above.
Gelson Martins (6): Volunteer and really useful, the Monegasque attacking midfielder has carried out a whole lot of good for his staff together with his relentless runs ahead. His shot deflected by Sels permits Diop to interrupt within the second interval. Exchange the 73rd with Vanderson (not no).
Breel Embolo (6): For his first task with Monaco, the Swiss worldwide simply did not have the chance to face out in entrance of aim. However, he confirmed excellent issues within the sport, with motion and bodily energy that aroused a whole lot of concern for Strasbourg. Very promising!
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STRASBOURG-MUNICH 1-2 (mi-points: 0-1) – FRANCE – Ligue 1 / 1st matchday
Stadium: Stade de la Meinau, Strasbourg – Referee: Francois Letexier, France
However : H. Diallo (65 °) for STRASBOURG – Ok. Diatta (43 °) S. Diop (53 °) for MONACO
Warnings : –
Diatta gave Monaco the benefit (0-1, forty third)
VIDEO: the Diatta missile!
Diop took the break for ASM (0-2, 53 °)
Diallo had revived Strasbourg (1-2, sixty fifth)