AS Monaco and Stade de Reims neutralized each other (0-0) this Sunday afternoon, on the occasion of the 13th day of Ligue 1.
The match: 0-0
Three days after the draw at Louis II against PSV Eindhoven in the Europa League (0-0), AS Monaco conceded a second draw, on the lawn of the Stade de Reims this time (0-0). For the third time in a row, Niko Kovac’s men lacked efficiency and did not find the net.
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Despite possession of the ball (58.1%), Wissam Ben Yedder’s teammates remained silent. With only three shots on target, the Monegasques did not worry Rajkovic, even if Aurélien Tchouaméni and Kevin Volland (see below) almost ended this series of three games without the slightest but scored. Tenth in the standings (18 points), the Monegasques will be able to take advantage of the international break to recharge their batteries, before returning to LOSC at Louis II on Friday, November 19.
The fact of the game: Volland close to offering victory
He had the opportunity to capsize the 600 Monegasque supporters present in the bowels of the Auguste-Delaune stadium. On a caviar of Caio Henrique, very close to offering his fifth assist this season, Kevin Volland took the ball back with his head, but his ball touched the cage of Rajkovic (90 ′). A real match point, which the German international missed in added time.
The player: Tchouaméni holds his bell
The French international has shown himself to be often omnipresent in the recovery. Captain at the end of the match after the exit of Wissam Ben Yedder, Aurélien Tchouaméni even almost offered the victory to AS Monaco, a few minutes before the occasion in or of Kevin Volland. From a perfectly executed bicycle, the former Bordeaux player saw the ball pass very close to the frame of Rajkovic (86 ′).
The number: 12
Like the number of shots attempted by the Monegasques in this meeting. Insufficient nevertheless to find the way of the nets.
The sentence: “On a lack of efficiency”
Benoît Badiashile: “We lacked efficiency, while we had many opportunities to score. On one had possession of the ball, but it was not enough. We are frustrated because there was room to take the three points. We will take advantage of this truce to rest and come back even stronger. The situation ? She’s not worrying, it’s a draw, not a loss. You don’t need a playwright. ”