Preparation 08 August 2023, 07:33

AS Monaco suffer an undeserved loss to Bayern Munich

AS Monaco suffer an undeserved loss to Bayern Munich
At the end of a lively and very enjoyable match to watch, the Rouge et Blanc ended up falling to the Munich team (4-2). Takumi Minamino and Wissam Ben Yedder distinguished themselves by each scoring once.

Despite Takumi Minamino’s opener shortly before the hour mark, AS Monaco concluded their preseason with a 4-2 defeat against an already in-form Bayern team. The match was nevertheless very interesting, six days before the resumption of Ligue 1 against Clermont (Sunday, 3 p.m.)

At the kick-off of this last preseason match, Adi Hütter started with what is now his traditional 3-4-2-1 with only on change, compared to the side he put out against Arsenal, a start for Takumi Minamino, who was deployed behind Wissam Ben Yedder.

Köhn denies Gnabry

From the first seconds of the match, the Rouge et Blanc tried to establish a high press. The Bavarians however managed to thwart it and Serge Gnabry was found with a long ball, but cam eup short against Philipp Köhn, who showed a firm hand to keep the match scoreless (2′). This was repeated a few minutes later when the Monegasque goalkeeper again won a duel against the German (7′).

Dominated by their enterprising opponents, the players of the Principality club tried to react and on a high recovery, our number 10 found Takumi Minamino who shot from a tight angle, but over Sven Ulreich’s bar (17′).

Taki opens the scoring before a cruel end to the first period

Then on a nice collective action, the Tsar found Ben Yedder in the area, whose volley was stopped by the goalkeeper (20′). Then, Youssouf Fofana’s attempt was deflected for a corner (21′). Growing into the match, they were soon rewarded by the Japanese international before the half-hour mark, who found the net with a low ball (29′).

On the previous chance, the Tsar could also have opened the scoring on a one-on-one chance (28′). Unfortunately, the team’ lead would be short-lived as Bayern equalized through Konrad Laimer (32′), before going ahead through Jamal Musiala (42′) and even widening the gap through Serge Gnabry from the penalty spot (45+2′).

Ben Yedder, clinical as always from the spot

The second half got off to a lively start and Guillermo Maripán’s header went just wide (49′), while Mathys Tel’s deflected shot hit the post (50′). Then, an attempt from the left of Takumi Minamino was tipped behind for a corner by Ulreich (56′). Our number 18, who was very good in Bavaria, showed up again by winning a penalty (63′). It was then converted in stride by Wissam Ben Yedder, who scored from the spot for the second time this preaseason.

Good preparation before the trip to Clermont

As in the first half, the Bavarians reacted and found the net through Leroy Sané (68′). Barely on to the pitch, Kevin Volland stands out for his part with a fine strike that was stopped by the goalkeeper (70′). Shortly threafter, the two coaches carried out a rotation of their squads and on the Monegasque side, we noted the entries of Myron Boadu and Malamine Efekele.

The match therefore logically dropped in intensity and Bayern Munich would win 4-2 in AS Monaco’s final warm-up match. The team’s next match is in the league, this Sunday (3 p.m.), with a trip to Clermont.

📋 Match details:

Monday, August 7 – Alpenbauer Sportpark

Friendly: Bayern Munich 4-2 AS Monaco

Halftime: 3-1

Goals: Laimer (32′), Musiala (42′), Gnabry (45+2′), Sané (68′) for Bayern; Minamino (29′), Ben Yedder (64′) for AS Monaco

Bookings: Camara (57′), Magassa (90′) for AS Monaco

Bayern Munich: Ulreich – Mazraoui (Stanisic, 63′), Pavard (de Ligt, 46′), Kim (Upamecano, 63′), Davies – Goretzka (Pavlovic, 73′), Laimer (Tikvic, 73′) – Coman (Ibrahimović, 73′), Musiala (Sané, 46′), Gnabry (Gravenberch, 63′) – Tel (Wanner, 83′)

Substitutes: Sommer, Hülsmann, De Ligt, Sarr, Upamecano, Krätzig, Stanisic, Tikvic, Wanner, Gravenberch, Pavlovic, Ibrahimović, Sané

Manager: Thomas Tuchel

AS Monaco: Köhn – Matsima, Maripán, Magassa – Vanderson (Efekele, 82′), Fofana, Camara (Matazo, 77′), C.Henrique – Minamino (Volland, 69′), Golovin (Akliouche, 82′) – Ben Yedder © (Boadu, 82′)

Substitutes: Lienard, Majecki, Cartillier, Okou, Valme, Akliouche, Coulibaly, Matazo, Boadu, Efekele, Volland

Manager: Adi Hütter

Rise. Risk. Repeat.