Author of a big game despite the draw conceded to Lens (2-2), the Monegasque goalkeeper and central defender are part of the typical team of the 38th and last day of Ligue 1.
They were heroic until the end! Like the team, which for a long time believed in victory at Lens (final score 2-2), Alexander Nübel and Benoît Badiashile did a great deal, only giving in after additional time. However, AS Monaco suffered in this last meeting of the season, in a fiery Bollaert-Delelis stadium at kick-off. Already decisive at 2-0 to keep his partners in the match against Brest (4-2 victory), the German goalkeeper once again pulled out all the stops in the North.
How to clean its surface? 🧹🧼
Alex’ decisive against Brest ⛔️ pic.twitter.com/oQdoMST660
– AS Monaco 🇲🇨 (@AS_Monaco) May 16, 2022
Five saves in the first half hour
From the 7th minute of play, he fended off a strike from Arnaud Kalimuendo with his foot, like a handball goalkeeper. Then he goes horizontal to stop the attempt of Cheick Doucouré (9th), before being impassive again in front of the attacker on loan from PSG. But it’s not over, since Alex “The Wall” further delayed the deadline on tries from Pereira Da Costa (19th) and Seko Fofana (21st). He was finally forced to bow to this cross from Jonathan Clauss taken over by the other Lensois piston, Frankowski (30th).
A huge parade in front of Seko Fofana
In the second period, the Monegasque number 16 again distinguished himself ahead of Florian Sotoca, twice (54th and 61st). Time for AS Monaco to turn the game around with the 25th but of Wissam Ben Yedder this season in Ligue 1 (1-2, 62nd). Alexander then goes into machine mode by winning again on a heavy strike from Seko Fofana, untenable (70th). Like his match, incredible determination, the latter made a total of eight saves on his line, before unfortunately giving in after the end of additional time, on a badly cleared free kick (2-2, 96th).
XANDER AGAIN! 🧱🧱
1-2 ‣ #RCLASM
– AS Monaco 🇲🇨 (@AS_Monaco) May 21, 2022
A goal and a high level defensive performance
Also very solid in the middle, to keep the Red and Whites in the game, despite the many waves from the north, Benoît Badiashile even revived the match by equalizing in two stages from a corner kick by Aleksandr Golovin (1-1, 35th)! Author of his 4th but in Ligue 1 on the spot, he allows his teammates to hope. Very present offensively with two attempts and a last pass before a shot, the child of the Academy is imperial behind (5 balls recovered, 2 interceptions, 4 clearances).
A first for Alex, a double for Benoît
He will unfortunately not be rewarded when in the last seconds, he will not manage to control the ball on this final Lensois free kick. Despite everything, and like the whole of Philippe Clément’s team, he showed constant fighting spirit. It is therefore not surprising to find him in the company of Alexander Nübel, credited with a score of 8, in The typical team of the 38th and final day of Ligue 1.
A first for our last rampart and the back-to-back for Benoît, already in the eleven type of the J37. Heroic to the end. Kudos to them!
– AS Monaco 🇲🇨 (@AS_Monaco) May 22, 2022
The typical team of the 38and daytime :
Nubel (Monaco) – Rongier (Marseilles), Kamara (Marseilles), Badiashile (Monaco)Frankowski (Lens) – Di Maria (PSG), Thuram (Nice), Gerson (Marseille), Neymar (PSG) – Mbappé (PSG), Delort (Nice)
Coach : Jorge Sampaoli (Marseille)