A torn shirt, two penalties and a natural draw in Nice.
Many have probably turned off the Nice – Monaco match after the first half. Just one shot on target in 45 minutes, a lot of passes in midfield and very few dangerous moments. It was difficult to watch such a game, especially against the background of an empty stadium. Although they expected more from the owners: they won the last three games with a total score of 10: 0, having punished including Lille – the reigning champions. But with Monaco, the aggressive attack crashed against the powerful defense, and it turned out not very spectacular.
It’s also good that Alexander Golovin in the end, Monaco realized the only chance, closing the pass from Martins.
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And at the same time caused a new wave of delight among the fans of the club. Golovin is traditionally adored. And each goal is marked separately.
“Golovin once again shows his importance for the team,” wrote one of the users.
And here Golovin was called a prince and a football player who holds the ball very well.
In addition, users of social networks noted that Golovin took part in 17 goals scored by Monaco in 2021 – 7 goals, 10 assists. Not bad for an attacking midfielder.
At the beginning of the second half, “Nice” still leveled the score, confirming the status of one of the most attacking teams in the league. And in the 72nd minute, Golovin left the field. A couple of minutes later, the cameras grabbed him, sitting with an ice pack on his leg. He recently recovered from a minor injury, so I would not want a relapse.
According to statistics, in half a time, Golovin made 40 touches of the ball, struck two hits (one on target), made one pass under attack, gave 84% of accurate passes and earned two fouls. He received the highest score in the team from Whoscored – 7.16 points.
And after the replacement of Alexander, the most interesting began. In the 74th minute, “Nice” took the lead. This was the logical result of the team’s sluggish but effective attacks. However, after just two minutes, Monaco bounced back: Stengs knocked down Enrique in the penalty area, and the referee pointed to the spot with the help of VAR. Ben Yedder converted the 11-meter. And it seemed that the teams should end the match with just such a result.
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But already in the next attack, the referee again appointed a penalty. Again with VAR. However, now at the gates of Monaco. Badyashil stopped the opponent’s punch with his hands. And “Nice” was one step away from victory. Gouiri approached the ball, but shot higher. A second later, the home team’s striker tore a T-shirt on himself – the mistake was so offensive.
Due to all the checks and the large number of stops, the teams replayed nine minutes of regular time. But they could not continue the scoring extravaganza.
AS Monaco remained at the bottom of the table, and Nice did not get close to the leaders. This result is unlikely to suit the teams.