What is happening that makes the young soccer players in the AS Monaco Academy so successful. Whatever it is it bodes well for the future! Here are their most recent successes.
A victory in the last seconds for the U17s
Let’s start first with the U17s who were facing the Nice Aiglons for the traditional derby of the Côte d’Azur. At the end of a prolific match in goals, the Red and Whites won with a comeback and a goal scored in the last seconds. The game got off to a bad start, however, and they trailed 2-0 in the 35th minute.
However, they reacted immediately and equalized before half-time through Joan Tincres and Ladji Camara. Again behind after Nice’s third goal in the 65th minute, Manu Dos Santos’ men did not panic and returned to score through Nacim Dendani, before Yannick Dodo offered an incredible victory in the 90th minute. The U17s therefore win a third victory in a row with four goals scored and remain in second place behind Saint-Étienne.
Imagine winning the Derby in the last seconds after trailing by two goals!
Final score: AS Monaco 4-3 against OGC Nice
Goals: Tincres (39th), Camara (43rd), Dendani (81st), Dodo (90+1st) for AS Monaco
Performance Center, La Turbie AS Monaco Team : Schulz – Coudour, Mokabakila, Camara, Diagana – Cabral, Moumen (Carvalho, 52nd), Silvente – Tincres (Dodo, 62nd), Sylla (Moulangou, 74th), Dendani.
The Under 19s were not going to be left behind in the parade of victories either.
The U19s take the lead
Superb victory also for the Under 19s on the ground of Olympique de Marseille for the first shock of the season. On the heels of their last two dazzling successes (4-0 at Istres then 7-0 against Blagnac), the Monegasques started the match on a high note as they were already leading 4-1 in the 33rd minute thanks to a hat-trick by Soufian Awragh and a goal from Lucas Michal. The latter even showed off later on too with a double just after half-time (48th).
The two goals conceded at the end of the second period did not change anything in this magnificent success which allowed Monaco to take the lead in Pool D on goal difference over Montpellier and… Olympique de Marseille. Next meeting at home against Saint-Etienne.
Final score: Olympique de Marseille 3-5, losing to the winners AS Monaco at OM Campus Stadium, Marseille
Goals: Michal (4th, 48th), Awragh (25th, 27th, 33rd) for AS Monaco
AS Monaco team : Zadi – Sebbag (Tohouli, 76th), Eser, Kuzmanovic, Bery – Bamba, Touré, Awragh (Sow, 67th) – Bouabré (Masenello, 83rd), Sinaté, Michal.
Facing Nice in the Derby, Manu Dos Santos’ men’s U17 came back to win 4-3, while Frédéric Barilaro’s protégés in the U19 also won 5-3 in Marseille.
Full house for the two teams of the Academy! Despite the absence of certain players who left for selection, the U17s and the U19s never wavered and offered themselves two prestigious victories against Nice and Marseille, in order to continue their respective excellent results in the series, and stay at the top of the rankings.