Manchester United VS AS Monaco FC – Super Cup
After Manchester played Liverpool for the Community Shield, this evening they will get a chance to grab their 2nd trophy of the year. The Super Cup will be between them and the France team AS Monaco, Monaco finished 2nd behind PSG in the France Competition and managed to beat the France Caen to win the Europa League last Season.
However the match against United will be a hard one and even though some teams came close to beat the team from Manchester, they have been undefeated for quite some time the only time they didn’t win it was in 2023 when they lost the CL Final against City.
The starting 11 for today are:
United starting 11: Ayovi – Snoussi – Agosto – Groenendijk – Rothwell - Yusuf – Beasley – Polverino – E. Ceballos – Russo – Rofriguez – Subs: El Amrani – Campos – Rogers – Deumelandt – Allman – Soria – A. Ceballos
AS Monaco FC Starting 11: Merle – Olivier – Lesko – Franco – Baumgartel – Toborg – Sergio – Goretzka – Girard – Silva – Schwartz – Subs: Cubillan – Zhikharev – Marcias – Cordova –Hernando – Durand - Ocampos
Review by Randy Bierstekers:
1 min: Monaco had the kick off but couldn’t cause any real threat in the 1st 10 minutes.
12min: Baumgartel took the corner for Monaco but Snoussi headed it forward, Rodriguez was able to pick up the ball. And waited for Snoussi and the others to get into play, Snoussi gave the ball to Yusuf who passed it to Beasley. Beasley moved slightly forward, but then passed it back to Yusuf who instantly passed it towards Polverino, but Polverino had to give it straight back to Yusuf before a Monaco player would intercept it. Yusuf gave a cross forward to the 1st post and while the keeper of Monaco seemed to be there before Russo he made a mistake, which gave Russo the chance to score. 0-1!!!!
32 min: Edgardo Ceballos took the corner for us but it was headed away by Girard, Snoussi picked it up however just before Schwartz could get to it, and instantly passed it to Ceballos. Ceballos gave another cross into the penalty area and this time Rodriguez was able to get to it with his head. 0-2!!!! Atleast we thought, the goal was disallowed because it seemed to be offside.
45min: We had the kick off but we couldn’t do much with it.
46 min: After an interception from Goretzka, Toborg picked up the ball and passed it into space, Ocampos was earlier by the ball then Rothwell, and tried to shoot at goal, but his effort went wide.
53 min: Snoussi started the buildup and plays it to Beasley, who passes it to Russo, who runs forward and passes it back to Rothwell to try a one-two but the pass from Rothwell is a bit too slow and Lesko intercepts, but then passes it into the feet of Beasley when he attempts to clear the ball. Beasley gives the ball to Rothwell again who decides to give a through ball into the Penalty area and in the scrimmage taking place, Ceballos manages to score. 0-2!!!
57 min: Baumgartel threw the ball towards Sergio who instantly gave a nice pass to Ocampos, who played it to Baumgartel on the wing. Rothwell however intercepted and played it to Groenendijk who played it forward towards Polverino, Polverino then tried to find Russo, but Toborg managed to intercept the ball and played it back to Olivier, who shot it forward to Ocampos, Ocampos was intercepted however by Agosto but the ball more or less bounced a bit back straight into Ocampos his feet, who didn’t hesitate and shot it in the left corner. 1-2!!!
74: min: Rodriguez was going to take the free kick, he gave a nice spin to the ball and Agosto managed to get his head against it, which placed the ball in front of Ceballos his feet who didn’t hesitate and made the 1-3!!!
77 min: Baumgartel took the free kick for Monaco and managed to place the ball in the feet of Hernando, who tried to place his shot, but Ayovi managed to touch the ball and it became a corner.
78min: Baumgartel with the corner, but Agosto menaged to head it away, Sergio however was the player getting the ball who crossed it to Baumgartel. Who gave it back to Girard, Girard then tried to cross it to the 2nd post were Ocampos was, but Rothwell intercepted. But the ball ended up at Goretzka who played it to Girard who was still on the wing. But this time Yusuf intercepted and it was another corner.
79 min: Baumgartel again took the corner, Yusuf managed to clear it but Schwartz picked it up again, and passed it back to Baumgartel, who gave it to Girard who tried to find space at first, but then gave the ball to Toborg, Toborg tried to score from just outside the penalty area but put his shot wide.
80-90 min: after this moment both sides didn’t really manage to create any decent chances and the game ended with the 3-1 score.
How does this feel Randy?
I’m very happy with the result, it took us only a small amount of time before we scored the 1st goal, unfortunately our 2nd goal was disallowed, but eventually during the 2nd half we still scored that important 2nd goal of the match. Ocampos then had a great shot for Monaco which brought them back to 1-2 but thanks to Ceballos we got the 1-3 half way the 2nd stint.
How happy are you with your track record in this Competition?
It’s something I hardly pay attention to, it’s a nice fact for some people out there but I’m just happy I was able to yet again lead this team towards another prize.
Is this a small foretaste of what we can expect from you and your team?
Who knows? We will do our best in every competition we will participate, and how many trophies we will win remains to be seen we might end up winning them all, or we might lose out on all of them. I’m at least not going to speculate or anything, I’ll just make sure the team is fit and focused.
Anything you might tell or could say regarding transfers?
Yes, we probably won’t make any more deals before the end of this transfer period. Most of the players I wanted to sell have been sold and the team that I have now can still play for at least another 5-10 years.
That was it for now.