Groupe Elite 09 October 2023, 17:26

A clinical Rouge et Blanc dominate Rangers at Ibrox

A clinical Rouge et Blanc dominate Rangers at Ibrox
Thanks in particular to a first half hour punctuated by three goals, the young Monegasques of the Elite Group won this Saturday afternoon at Ibrox Park (1-3).

Ten day after a trip across the Channel saw them win in Liverpool (1-2) for their debut in the PLIC, the Monegasques of the Elite Group returned to Great Britain to face, this time, Glasgow Rangers, in Ibrox Park, a setting which will give goosebumps to anyone who loves football.

Unfraid of the grandeur of the setting, the teammates of capitain Ritchy Valme won again and gave themselves a little extra confidence before a trip to face Crystal Palace on October 24.

120 seconds make the difference

The Monégasques‘ first attempt, after only two minutes of play, hit the foot of the opposing goalkeeper. The second found the back of the net. Malamine Efekele, just called up for the French U-20s, did not come to Scotland to be an observer, and gave his side the lead a quarter of an hour into the game, getting on the end for a strike from Lucas Michal at the post (0-1, 15’).

Barely one hundred and twenty seconds later, the two men were again involved, and this time it was the latter who found the his goal, curling his ball perfectly with the inside of his right foot (0-2, 17′). The Monegasques dominated the match, and showed obvious technical control. Well-situated in the match, they showed a winning bit of pressure from Mohamed Bamba, who then found Efekele to notch a double (0-3, 28′).

Collective control to ensure success

Damien Perrinelle’s men were fully focused on the goal of victory. A reduction of the lead, ten minutes before time, did not change the course of the match, which the Rouge et Blanc had well in hand. Yann Lienard proved it by claiming two dangerous balls in his area in the second period (50′, 74′).

The Scots did not have time to believe in a comebacak, though and logically, the Monegasques had another win in their British journey(s). Daghe! 🇲🇨

📋 Match details

Glasgow Rangers 1-3 AS Monaco Elite Group

Halftime: 1-3

Goals: Efekele (15′, 28′) and Michal (17′) for AS Monaco

AS Monaco: Lienard – Babaï, Valme ©, Béry, Okou (Platret, 46′) – Ben Seghir (Balglieri, 46′), Bamba, Benama (Coulibaly, 80′), Bouabré (Baranik, 65′) – Efekele, Michal (Bertolucci, 86′)

Substitutes: Zadi, Platret, Baranik, Coulibaly, Yacoub, Baglieri, Bertolucci

Manager: Damien Perrinelle