Islam Slimani did not miss the mark in his first Monegasque match, scoring against Nimes last week. The Algerian international did even better in Strasbourg.
He will still regret an opportunity in the 81st minute that was almost too perfect. The pass by Fode Ballo-Toure had mystified all the defense, and after the ball was pushed back by the bar, nothing can be said except that it would have deserved to go to the back of the net.
Obviously, a Slimani hat-trick would have put AS Monaco away with under ten minutes of regulation time … Of course, this double had a bitter taste for the number 20 who, like his team, will have to wait a little longer to win their first match this season. But we can say that the red and white striker hit hard in his debut in Ligue 1 Conforama!
3 – Islam Slimani est seulement le 2e joueur à inscrire au moins 3 buts lors de ses 2 premières rencontres de Ligue 1 avec Monaco sur les 50 dernières saisons après Emmanuel Rivière en août 2013 (4). Renard 🦊. @AS_Monaco pic.twitter.com/B51NA6dOpJ
— OptaJean (@OptaJean) September 1, 2019