What is a victory? Sometimes next to nothing. A few centimeters away, a slightly advanced shoulder from an opposing striker and an offside in the 92nd minute of the match which avoided an equalizer. Then two decisive saves from his goalkeeper in the final moments of the match (95th and 96th minutes).
It was these three times for nothing that allowed AS Monaco to preserve their victory (2-1) at the Meinau stadium in Strasbourg, Saturday August 6 for their first match of the 2022-2023 Ligue 1 football season. .
If they trembled until the last moments of the meeting, the Monegasques had nevertheless done most of the work, since they were leading 2-0 in the 53e minute. It was the “returning” Krépin Diatta who opened the scoring (43rd minute) with a superb volley.
The Senegalese player made his return to competition on Saturday for almost eight months, after a knee injury (November 19, 2021 and an operation (of the anterior cruciate ligament), which had kept him away from the field.