This evening, AS Monaco traveled to San Sebastien Anoeta to challenge the Real Sociedad. At the kickoff, Niko Kovac chose to make a significant turn over. Exit Maripan, Pavlovic, Golovin, Martins, Ben Yedder and Volland, up to Disasi, Badiashile, Diop, Diatta, Lucas and Boadu.
Rigorous in defense
Well grouped defensively, the reds and whites manage to distinguish themselves on cons. It is nevertheless on set foot that they will manage to open the scoring. On a corner, Axel Disasi takes the top of the head and sends the ball to the right post of Remiro. The ball bounces off the Spanish goalkeeper and ends its race at the back of the net, 1-0 for the ASM from the quarter of an hour of play. The rest of this first act will see the Basques monopolize the ball without being very dangerous.
The draw in the lead
In the second half, Imanol Alguacil players will raise their level of play and be much more dangerous. Following a missed raise from Nubel followed by an opportunity rejected by the German goalkeeper, the premises will get a corner. Januzaj deposits the leather in the direction of Merino who crosses his head in the small net of the Monegasque porter. 1-1 in the 53rd minute of play. 10 minutes later, Nubel will be decisive on a heavy strike from Portu. If Real Sociedad will continue to get a few chances, Niko Kovac’s players will manage to keep the score until the end of the game. 1 but everywhere, final score.
AS Monaco therefore brings a good point in their trip to Spain, which allows them to occupy second place in this group B on equal points with PSV Eindhoven, winner of Sturm Graz 4-1. Real Sociedad is 3rd with 2 points, Sturm Graz last with no units to his score. The Dutch from PSV Eindhoven will be ASM’s next opponents. The match will take place on October 21 at 9 p.m. at the Philips Stadion.
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