Golovin dragged at the right time! It was impossible not to win this match.
“Monaco” played against “Reims” in the power play from the 22nd minute, but began to score only in the second half.
The other day, Alexander Golovin and his Monaco received an unpleasant surprise in the Europa League from Stanislav Cherchesov’s Ferencváros. And today, September 18, we went to visit Reims to rehabilitate ourselves for the defeat. The task was completed, largely thanks to the Russian.
In the first minutes, Monaco only rolled into the game – Reims was more active and sharper. Goals could have gone already in the sixth minute: the defender of the guests, Kayu Enrique, dangerously struck from the penalty line, and then almost “brought” a goal to his team from the center of the field. Over time, Reims got hooked and switched exclusively to counterattacks. Monaco did not make life easier – it was difficult to break through a dense defense.
The teams quickly found a separate competition for themselves – who has more serious problems. Monaco made the first move: in the 11th minute, they had to change Ruben Aguilar for Wanderson.
After 10 minutes, Monaco miraculously did not score: Bril Embolo jumped out one on one, and after the rebound, Wissam Ben Yedder hit on goal. The goalkeeper was no longer on target, but he still dodged and parried a jump shot.
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The competition in problems has not gone away, and the answer of Reims turned out to be solid. At the 22nd minute, Bradley Loko hit Embolo’s leg with spikes and saw a red card in front of him. In addition, head coach Oscar Garcia received a yellow card for controversy.
Monaco had a strange preparation in this match. Golovin and Enrique tried to trick free kicks, but nothing worked. True, in the second such case, the Russian picked up the ball at a second pace and burst into the penalty area. It turned out either a backache, or a blow. In any case, by.
Finest hour Golovin came in the second half. After returning to the field, the Russian took less than two minutes to score. Alexander was left alone at the far post, where Axel Disasi perfectly hung. Golovin struck his head in the fall in opposition to the goalkeeper. At the right time dragged Russian!
After the goal, “Monaco” relaxed, and “Reims” added. Golovin’s team even played to a missed goal, but they were lucky – the judges saw an offside position. In such a nervous game, Monaco clearly needed a second goal, so head coach Philippe Clement turned to substitutions. In the 65th minute, Golovin got cut, and Takumi Minamino and Gelson Martins came out to reinforce the attack.
As a result, we can say that Clement clearly guessed right with the replacements. Reims, who needed to level the score at any cost, got so carried away with attacks that they missed two more. And Minamino, who came on for Golovin, took part in both goals. In the 87th minute, the Japanese realized a one-on-one exit, and three minutes later he beautifully cut out a productive cross on Ben Yedder. 0:3!
Photo: AS Monaco
AS Monaco has developed a nasty reputation in recent seasons: the team manages to miss a victory in surprising situations. This time, fortunately for Golovin, everything went according to plan. It was simply impossible not to win in such circumstances! Monaco, thanks to today’s three points, jumped to fifth place and is waiting for the competitors to play.