AS Monaco played their second preparation match, this Wednesday against the Swiss FC Saint-Gall. The Red and Whites, with many players from the Academy, drew (1-1) after an encouraging performance.
After their victory against Cercle Bruges on Saturday (1-0), AS Monaco continued their good start to preparation, still at the La Turbie Performance Center, by drawing against a fine team from Saint-Gall (1- 1). For this meeting, Philippe Clément decides once again to align two different teams during each period, with in particular a hinge Axel Disasi-Yllan Okou and Jean Lucas playmaker in a 4-2-3-1 to start.
Jean Lucas quickly finds the fault
The Brazilian also only takes two minutes to stand out since after a good overflow from Ismail Jakobs, he finds the post of a recovery from the right but follows well to open the scoring (1-0, 2e). This fanfare start to the match sets the tone for this first period, during which opportunities follow one another on both sides.
🇧🇷 @jeanlucas_08 in two stages to open the scoring!
– AS Monaco 🇲🇨 (@AS_Monaco) June 29, 2022
Very prominent, Aleksandr Golovin and Anthony Musaba are close to doubling the bet (18e26e), while Radoslaw Majecki achieves a superb horizontal on a tense shot and at the end of Von Moos (23e). Guillemenot then misses alone in front of goal (29e), then Aleksandr Golovin, with a fine half-volley, forced the Swiss goalkeeper to stop in two stages (34e).
A rejuvenated eleven in the second half
At the break, Philippe Clément decides to modify all his eleven and launches many young people from the Academy (Couto, Ribeiro, Bamba, Magassa, Efekele, Ayiah). Faced with a Belgian team also completely renewed, the debates are balanced, the duels multiply and the opportunities are rarer.
And if the hinge Guillermo Maripán-Harisson Marcelin is solid, the Swiss team manages to equalize. Boris Babic recovers the ball in the last 30 meters and deceives Alexander Nübel with a beautiful right shot low to the ground (1-1, 75e). The red and white youth tried everything to equalize, in particular thanks to their speed, but the score remained there.
Place on the stage
The Monegasques will now fly to the South of Portugal on Monday, until Saturday, for the traditional pre-season stadium, in order to continue their rise in power until the resumption of official matches. Dage guys!
The match sheet:
AS Monaco 1-1 FC St. Gallen
Half time: 1-0
AS Monaco: Majecki (Nübel 46th) – Aguilar (Couto 46th), Disasi © (Marcelin 46th), Okou (Maripán 46th), Jakobs (C.Henrique 46th) – Lemarechal (Magassa 46th), Fofana (Pelé 46th) – Gelson Martins (Efekele 46th) ) ), Jean Lucas (Ribeiro 46th), Golovine (Bamba 46th) – Musaba (Ayiah 46th)
Replacements: Nübel, Maripán, Marcelin, C. Henrique, Pelé, Couto, Tiago Ribeiro, Ayiah, Magassa, Bamba, Efekele, Geubbels
Coach : Philippe Clement
FC St. Gallen starting XI: Zigi – Sutter, Fazliji, Maglica, Schmidt – Görtler©, Stergiou, Quintilla – Von Moos, Guillemenot, Ruiz
Replacements: Watkowiak, Dumrath, Nuhu, Stillhart, Schubert, Kempter, Schneider, Kräuchi, Besio, Jacovic, Babic, Witzig, Cavegn
Coach : Peter Zeidler