The starting line-up: Subasic - Sidibé, Jemerson, Glik, Kongolo - TIelemans, Fabinho, Lemar, Dias - Saint-Maximin, Falcao.
Positive start for AS Monaco
Leonardo Jardim’s men wasted no time posing a threat, as Falcao headed Tielemans’ corner against the bar inside the 4th minute. From another corner, Dias met a poor clearance on the volley. His effort was deflected to Falcao, who found Kongolo but the Dutchman narrowly missed the target (10’).
After a burst of pace down the flank, Saint-Maximin looked to cut the ball back to Falcao but Neustaedter had anticipated the danger (14').
It took until the 20th minute for Van Persie to call Subasic into action with a header that the Monegasque ‘keeper held easily.
The Red & Whites were controlling proceedings and created more chances, first through Dias who saw a shot blocked by Volkan (29’), and then through Jemerson who directed a header just wide (39’). After a dominant first-half display, Monaco went in at half-time having created much the better opportunities.
Lemar breaks the deadlock
Benaglio and Lopes replaced Subasic and Dias respectively for the second half. Rony Lopes chanced his arm with his first touch of the ball, but his crisp effort was cleared by the defence (48'). Benaglio also saw action, blocking an attempt by Van Persie from Dirar’s useful cross (50’). After Sidibé delivered a fine ball into the middle, Falcao once again hit the bar but this time Lemar was waiting to pounce on the rebound and drilled past Volkan from point-blank range to put AS Monaco in front.
— AS Monaco🏆🇫🇷 (@AS_Monaco) 19 July 2017
Fenerbahçe looked to respond quickly, and Valbuena had a go from range but missed the target (55’). The Red & Whites went close against as Lemar forced a diving save from Volkan with a powerful strike that was heading for the top corner (57'), while Fabinho curled in a free-kick that shaved the upright (71'). Mbappé also tried his luck with a shot intended for the far corner, but Volkan dealt with the danger again (73').
Fenerbahçe level matters
The introduction of Stoch served to inject new life into the Turkish attack, and after hitting a long-range effort that was turned away by Benaglio (76’), the attacking midfield equalized with a magnificent strike into the top corner after playing a one-two from a free-kick (78’). Stoch was close to making it two moments later, but Benaglio stood firm (79’), before pulling off a reflex save to keep out Köse’s close range header (88’).
Having dominated for 75 minutes, the Red & Whites were pegged back in the final fifteen minutes, to end their Swiss training camp with a draw.