AS Monaco App 08 January 2024, 20:45

"Guardian angel" Radoslaw Majecki is your MVP in Lens!

"Guardian angel" Radoslaw Majecki is your MVP in Lens!
Decisive in the victorious penalty shootout with two saves, the Polish goalkeeper was elected MVP of our Coupe de France win against Le Sang et Or.

Today he is on the front page of L’Equipe! Starting for the first time this season, Radoslaw Majecki was the hero for AS Monaco in their Coupe de France win at the Stade Bollaert (2-2 5-6 penalties). He was even named MVP of this match, finishing ahead of captain Wissam Ben Yedder, who scored the opening goal in the first minute of play.

Five saves in normal time…

It must be said that if the Rouge et Blanc are in the round of 32 today, it is partly thanks to the Polish goalkeeper, who had been imperious during the 90 minutes of normal time. Indeed, he was the author of five saves, including two punches to keep out long-range strikes (44′ and 75′), he also got down wellto  his left to keep out an attempt by Faitout Maouassa (59′).

He also got down perfectly at the feet of Elye Wahi to hinder his shot (57′) and read the trajectory of a long ball well, as he got in front of the former Montpellier player, to clear the ball into touch (47;), making saves which allowed the Principality club to stay alive in this match and head towards the penalty shootout.

I have also never seen a penalty shootout like this, with a lot of misses, but also a lot of saves. I would like to congratulate Radoslaw Majecki, but also Brice Samba, they both had a good match.
Adi HütterOn Radek's penalty shootout performance

And two more in the penalty shootout

It was a moment where he would once again show himself to be up to the task, keeping out Saïd’s strike from the outset with a firm hand. Trouble by Radek’s great wingspan, Fulgini and Medina then sent the ball over and onto the bar respectively.

And while the shootour dragged on with misses from both sides, he then perfectly anticipated Thomasson’s shot to his left and stopped it to the cheers of the Monegasque supporters. By now, you know the rest, as Soungoutou Magassa scored to put AS Monaco into the Round of 32 of the Coupe de France.

MVP for the first time

It was thus a massive first start for the former Cercle Bruges goalkeeper, therefore, which did not surprise Denis Zakaria, who spoke in the mixed zone. “He was very strong. When I came here, I was very surprised by the quality of the squad. All the players can play, it’s proof that we are not 11 or 14 players but indeed a squad at AS Monaco. He didn’t need us to pull off a big match.”

MVP for the first time in his career, he will have another opportunity to impress in two weeks during the round of 32 of the competition, the draw for which will take place this Monday evening from 7 p.m. Bravo Radek! 👏

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🏆  2023-2024 MVP Recap

Second half:

  • Coupe de France – Round of 64: RC Lens 2-2 (5-6 penalties) AS Monaco = Radoslaw Majecki (1)
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