A promising but unrewarded Monaco against Austria Vienna

A promising but unrewarded Monaco against Austria Vienna


Dominating for a large majority of the match, the Red and Whites drew against Austria Vienna (2-2), this Wednesday in Lagos for their third warm-up match.

After Cercle Brugge (1-0) and Saint-Gall (1-1), AS Monaco played their third preparation match, this Wednesday against Austria Vienna. At the Estadio Municipal Fernando Cabrita in Lagos, in the south of Portugal, the Red and Whites were treated to a fine opposition which ended in a draw (2-2).

To start, Philippe Clement, who still has to compose without certain internationals who returned later, lines up an eleven in 4-2-3-1, with in particular the Fofana-Lemarechal duo in the midfield and the Volland-Musaba pair in front.

Two goals in three minutes for the Red and Whites

Luck did not turn in the right direction from the start, since Aleksandar Jukic opened the scoring with a deflected shot that deceived Alexander Nübel (0-1, 6e). But the Monegasque reaction was quick… and twice! On a corner hit at the near post by Caio Henrique, Guillermo Maripán equalized (1-1, 14e), just before Gelson Martins, on the lookout after a ball in the axis of the Brazilian left side on a touch, doubled the lead without shaking (2-1, 16e).

The poles are linked

As this preparation meeting was obviously only in name, Austria equalized quickly, on a new shot from halfway (2-2, 27e). The 1257e episode of this first period, but not the last, since Kevin Volland obtains a penalty in stride… but finds the post on his attempt (29e)! All this two minutes before Vienna in turn finds the amount, by Muharem Huskovic (31e).

An eleven completely changed at the hour of play

After this completely crazy first act, the second could not stay on the same pace. Anthony Musaba (50e) is close to scoring, but the biggest chance is ultimately for Austria, who still find the post (59e). On the hour mark, Philippe Clement makes eleven changes at once and his coaching is almost a winner, since Ismail Jakobs, on a cross from Vanderson, is not far from giving the victory to his team (81e).

After this very good test, the Red and Whites will return to training this Thursday morning, in order to prepare for their fourth preparatory meeting against the Portuguese Portimonense SC, Saturday at 6 p.m., still in Lagos.

The game sheet

Friendly game

AS Monaco 2-2 Austria Vienna

Half time: 2-2

But : Maripan (14th), Gelson Martins (16th); Jukic (6e), Gruber (27e)

AS Monaco: Nubel (Didillon, 60 years olde) – Aguilar (Vanderson, 60e), Disasi © (high 60e), Maripan (Badiashile 60e), C. Henrique (Okou 60e) – Lemaréchal (Matazo 60e), Fofana (Pele 60e) – Gelson Martins (Bamba 60e), Volland (Jean Lucas 60e), Golovin (Jakobs 60e) – Do not beg (Ephesians 60e)

Replacements: Didillon, Vanderson, Badiashile, Jacobs, Okou, Jean Lucas, Pelé, Matazo, Magassa, Diatta, Bamba, Efekele

Coach : Philip Clement

Austria Vienna: Früchtl, Galvao, Holland, Huskovic, Gruber, Braunoder, Ranft, Handl, Fischer, Martins, Jukic

Replacements: Kos, Helac, Keles, Polster, Wustinger, Tabakovic, Vucic, Meisl, Smrcka, Kreiker, Koumetio

Coach : Manfred Schmid

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