The Hungarian team managed to pull off a flawless hold-up in the Principality (1-0), propelling them to the top spot in Group H.
Monaco, lacking realism, was shocked by a counterattack and lost at home against the Hungarians of Ferencváros on Thursday evening on the second day of League Europe. Monaco was absent in the first period, then dominated after the break. The triumph in Belgrade, which was won 1-0 last week, did not get any better. You can blame the tasteless first period. The second quarter presented several excellent scoring opportunities for the team, but they were unable to capitalize on those chances. At the very end of the game, Ruben Aguilar was responsible for the error when he deflected a winning volley that had been hit by Balint Vécsei (0-1, 80th).
As a result of Monaco’s three points, the Turks of Trabzonspor have taken over second place in Group H. They won their game against Red Star Belgrade by a score of 2-1. After the 6th and 13th of October, the men under Philippe Clement’s command will no longer have a choice. To come out on top against Trabzonspor in all of our meetings, beginning with the one we play at home, we’ll need at least four points. On Thursday, Ferencváros maintained their advantage throughout the entirety of the first half. The former Russian team that was coached by Stanislav Cherchesov had an advantage in every statistical category.
The Monegasques, much like Youssouf Fofana, lacked any sort of dynamic quality. The neo-international supplied very few answers to back the offensives that were being run by his team, such as targeting Vanderson, who had written a completely ineffective ride (43rd). Alexander Nübel was even pivotal twice. His flight allowed him to deflect the good shot taken by Adama Traoré of Mali (32nd). Then, during the free kick taken by the Franco-Tunisian Assa Ladouni, he kept his eyes peeled for the ball (40th).
This 3-4-3 Monaco formation requires a strong center forward who is capable of not only providing a physical challenge to the opposing rear guard but also acting as a relay for interior attackers such as Aleksandr Golovin and Krepin Diatta in the opening phase. These requirements are not even close to being met by Wissam Ben Yedder’s attributes. The captain of the Monaco team, who was not included on the list of Blues players that was released a few hours earlier, had a difficult encounter.
Despite this, he fought. After regaining his composure at Mats Knoester’s hands, he gave the baton to Golovin, who, starting from the left, was his typical imprecise self (34th). Simply considering this idea did not sit well with Clement. During the halftime break, the Monaco coach made a complete change to his right side by substituting Aguilar and Akliouche for Vanderson and Diatta.
Magnes Akliouche added a new dimension of complexity to the attacks. With the substitutions of Breel Embolo for Ben Yedder in the 65th minute and Ismail Jakobs for Golovin in the 74th minute, Monaco, which increased the number of corners, appeared for a considerable amount of time to have the ability to score. Badiashile missed (70th). At a distance of six meters, Jakos shot the goalkeeper all by himself (74th).
The outcome was determined by a counterattack from the other side, as is typical under these circumstances. Aguilar was able to deflect the exquisite volley that was being delivered by the oncoming Balint Vécsei. Nübel was powerless to affect the situation (0-1, 80th). In addition, Monaco does not have any more beds available for the remaining competitors.