Four days after drawing (1-1) against PSV at Louis-II in their first official match of the season, ASM prevailed in the noisy atmosphere of La Meinau thanks to goals from Krépin Diatta (43rd) and Sofiane Diop (53rd).
But the Monegasques, although dominant, were frightened at the end of the game after Habib Diallo’s score was reduced (65th) and a new goal by the Senegalese was rejected by the VAR for offside in added time.
Without Kevin Volland and Aleksander Golovin suspended, and Wissam Ben Yedder remaining on the bench, the Azurians showed a very attractive face offensively, as at the end of the game against Eindhoven on Tuesday, and they should have even won more widely. being more efficient.
Despite the unconditional support of their fans, who had still filled the Meinau, Strasbourg struggled to stop the Monegasque offensives and suffered defensively. Well gagged by the Monegasque rearguard, the attackers struggled to survive as RCSA suffered their first defeat at home in 2022.
The match was lively from the start with a great opportunity wasted by Diop after 20 seconds, but the Monegasque had been flagged for offside. Sanjin Prcic answered with a clear shot from 25 meters blocked by Alexander Nübel.
Gelson Martins unsustainable
Then Diop, ideally found at the entrance to the area after a loophole for Gelson Martins, who left the ball for him, lost control and Matz Sels was able to jump to his feet to deflect the danger (9th). In passing, the Belgian goalkeeper was once again decisive by deflecting a floated shot by Jean Lucas (13th) to a corner.
The Alsatian goalkeeper was then attentive to a shot from Ismaïl Jakobs (29th) and in front of the highly inspired Martins (35th).
Logically, ASM struck to open the scoring just before the break: Axel Disasi deflected the ball from a corner and Diatta, outside the area, placed a superb volley near the post (0-1, 43rd).
The RCSA reacted immediately but Diallo ran into Nübel (45th), who had already taken a shot from Ludovic Ajorque (35th) shortly before.
Around the locker room, the dominance of the Riviera continued, as a new opportunity signed by Martins, who found the small outside net (48th).
Shortly after, Diop, until then unhappy, widened the gap by taking a shot from the unsustainable Portuguese deflected by Sels (0-2, 53rd).
Although the end of the game seemed sealed, Diallo revived the suspense by reducing the score with a header to the center of Thomas Delaine (1-2, 65th).
The Rock’s players, however, tirelessly tried to score a third goal, to no avail. They also trembled at the end of the game, but the VAR and then Nübel against Adrien Thomasson (90th + 3) allowed them to win a deserved victory.
Source: Nice Matin