His goal could weigh heavily in the outcome of this tie! While AS Monaco were trailing, against the run of play, Axel Disasi allowed his team to keep their chances of qualifying for the Champions League play-offs alive by finding the net. Against an Eindhoven team that was more cautious than had been expected, the vice-captain of the Rouge et Blanc scored the equalizer for his team at the very end of the match, in this third preliminary round first leg (1-1).
Axel keeps our qualification hopes alive!
— AS Monaco EN (@AS_Monaco_EN) August 3, 2022
A goalscorer at heart
On a free kick delivered by Ismail Jakobs in the last quarter of an hour, the Monegasque number 6 thus took advantage of a knockdown from the head of Youssouf Fofana, to control and deliver a finish worthy of a striker (80′). It was hardly a coincidence, when he spoke about it in a post-match press conference, that he played in attack when he was very young: “When I was little I was a striker and I liked playing in front of goal.”
A real battle with Luuk de Jong
Very solid in the center of defense, offering PSV only two shots on target, he also took up the captain’s armband after the exit of Wissam Ben Yedder, appreciating the reaction of his team. This is emblematic of the character that symbolizes the attitude of Philippe Clement’s squad, as Axel the goalscorer knows that it will now be necessary to help make the difference away from home!
He also did plenty to muzzle, as much as possible, the opponents’ chief threat, Luuk de Jong, who had an assit on the Dutch goal in the first half. In the meantime, evening’s goalscorer was rewarded for his performance by being voted MVP of the game by you, the Rouge et Blanc fans on the AS Monaco App, with 67% of the votes. Bravo Axel!
2022-2023 MVP Recap
(Champions League Third Qualifying Round First Leg) : AS Monaco 1-1 PSV Eindhoven : Axel Disasi (1)