First half XI
Lecomte – Sidibé, Jemerson, Panzo, Ballo-Touré – Henrichs, Fàbregas, Traoré – Boschilia, Gelson, Foster
AS Monaco won the Philipp Plein Cup on Saturday night over Sampdoria, with a score of 1-0. It was Radamel Falcao who scored the winning goal. It took only two minutes for the red & white captain to score.
This success is well deserved for the men of Leonardo Jardim, who dominated the competition. In the first half, Gelson Martins took two shots on goal, but one was saved (19th) and missed the frame (38th). The difference from el Tigre came just after the half. Shifted to the left side by Rony Lopes, he beat his opponent with a dribble and then kicked the far post to break the tie.
🔙📽️ Le but ⚽️ de @FALCAO qui donne la victoire aux Rouge & Blanc face à la Sampdoria 👊
— AS Monaco 🇲🇨 (@AS_Monaco) August 3, 2019
Sampdoria almost returned to score, but Omar Colley found the post with a powerful header (56′). The Red & White never broke a sweat.
Players are gaining confidence by winning this first Phillip Full Cup. Friday, August 9, they will welcome Olympique Lyonnais for the first day of the championship.