The road seems difficult for Monaco, who is facing difficulty after losing to Braga in the first leg of the round of 16 of the European League (0-2). The current eighth L1 player, who made the capital trip to Strasbourg on Sunday, fell into the trap set by Sporting. A strong fourth in the Portuguese championship, Braga posed several problems for ASM.
Four days after their win at OM (1-0), Monaco made a very shy start to the match. After a big mess, Abel Ruiz opened the former Barcelona hard block (22) to score from close range. Medeiros (seventh) and then Martins Gomez shook Noble (11th, 44th), who holed up in a shot from Horta (31st). In injury time, Disasi was too short to stop Vitinha from doubling the lead.
Two goals are not allowed
Clement’s men often lack inspiration without Diop (on the bench), and they had some highlights. But Mateus Magalhaes fired a sinister free kick (24), winning his two matches against Ben Yedder (26) and Gelson Martins (49) and then avoided csc by hitting a header from his teammate (67). Within four minutes, ASM also testified that the referee denied him two goals for offside positions (29, 33).
Braga’s pressure, organized in their 3-4-3 attack, hobbled Monaco, who were finding it very difficult to find holes but also Volland still disastrous. Monaco was knocked out of the Champions League in the play-offs, knocked out of the French Cup in the semi-finals, and Monaco could have been knocked out of the European League in a week, at home…