L1: Monaco wins, VAR makes Strasbourg cry

1st day of Ligue 1

Meinau Stadium

Monaco beats Strasbourg: 2 to 1

Goals: Diallo (65th) for RC Strasbourg; Diatta (43rd), Diop (53rd) for AS Monaco

On the road to Strasbourg, AS Monaco won (1-2), but the club from the Principality got scared in the dying minutes of the match. The VAR saved him from losing points.

Three days after their defeat at Louis II against PSG, and before the return match, Monaco had to get back in the right direction on the occasion of their start to the Ligue 1 season. But the calendar offered players quite a challenge. de ClΓ©ment, since it was in Strasbourg that ASM traveled, winning at La Meinau was never easy. Ben Yedder being left on the bench, we wondered what the Principality team was going to be able to do on the offensive level. And two goals signed Diatta (43rd, 0-1) and Diop (53, 0-2) would quickly show that Monaco had the answer. Despite a big domination, the visitors however put themselves in danger, since Diallo reduced the score (65th, 1-2). ASM provided several big chances, but Sels managed to keep his team afloat.

Monaco shook for a few minutes

And what had to happen happened, or so we thought, because Diallo, again, deceived an uninspired Nubel with his head and seemed to have equalized in added time. But the joy was short-lived for Strasbourg since the goal was disallowed for an offside position signaled by the VAR (90th + 2). On two final huge chances for Racing, Nubel this time held the house and allowed Monaco to leave with the three points of victory and a newfound morale in order to travel to the Netherlands to continue their quest for a ticket to the Champions League.

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