Dominating most 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, southern Portugal, the Red and Whites were treated to a good opposition, which ended in a draw (2-2).
To start, Philippe Clément, who must always compose without certain international income later, align 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 that came back in the middle, 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 Vollande)! All this two minutes before Vienna in turn finds the amount, by Muharem Huskovic (31e).
⏱ Half-time: the two teams return to the locker room equally.
– AS Monaco 🇲🇨 (@AS_Monaco) July 6, 2022
An eleven completely changed at the hour of play
After this completely crazy first act, the second could not stay on the same pace. Antoine 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 Clément 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 match sheet
AS Monaco 2-2 Austria Vienna
Half time: 2-2
But : Maripán (14th), Gelson Martins (16th); Jukic (6e), Gruber (27e)
AS Monaco: Nubel (Didillon, 60 years olde) – Aguilar (Vanderson, 60e), Disasi © (Magassa 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) – Musaba (Efekele 60e)
Replacements: Didillon, Vanderson, Badiashile, Jakobs, Okou, Jean Lucas, Pelé, Matazo, Magassa, Diatta, Bamba, Efekele
Coach : Philippe 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