MX23RW : Tuesday, October 23 14:43:12
Oct 3, 2018 at 8pm UK at ​Signal Iduna Park
Attendance: 66,099
DortmundBorussia Dortmund
3-0
MonacoMonaco
Bruun Larsen (51'), Alcacer (72'), Reus (90')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Timeline
(D. Benaglio) D. Subasic        45'
46'     J. Larsen (M. Wolf)
51'     J. Larsen (J. Sancho)
65'     J. Weigl (T. Delaney)
69'     A. Paco (missed pen.)
(M. Sylla) S. Grandsir        70'
72'     A. Paco (M. Reus)
(A. Golovin) N. Chadli        77'
84'     M. Philipp (J. Sancho)
90+2'     M. Reus (J. Larsen)

Benjamin Henrichs: Monaco can take confidence from performance

Monaco have made a poor start in Ligue 1 and have yet to pick up a point in the Champions League.

Monaco defender Benjamin Henrichs believes his side can take confidence from their display despite a comprehensive loss to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.

Leonardo Jardim’s side are in the Ligue 1 relegation places after a woeful start to the season and are yet to pick up a point in the Champions League.

A 3-0 defeat at the Westfalenstadion looks bad on paper but Monaco gave as good as they got in the first half before Jacob Bruun Larsen opened the scoring in the 51st minute.

Henrichs said on uefa.com: “I honestly felt that we were the better side in the first half. Things went downhill after we conceded the first one, but we can take a lot of positive things from that first half, where we played quite well.”

The pressure on the Monaco goal grew after Bruun Larsen’s goal and Paco Alcacer made amends for missing a penalty by scoring the second before Marco Reus added a late third.

Monaco midfielder Jean-Eudes Aholou added: “In terms of the game, we were undone by our hesitation. It’s a pity to have lost because we put the right ingredients into things.

“We respected the gameplan but we still have to work on focusing on 90 minutes. It’s complicated for us at the moment but we don’t need to throw everything away from that. There are things to build on.”

Bruun Larsen’s goal was created by England starlet Jadon Sancho, who has six assists to his name already this season.

The 18-year-old, who signed a new contract on Tuesday, said: “I don’t know why I am only assisting and not scoring!

“I keep moving into the right positions and then I see someone better positioned so I pass it. I have made so many steps forward here, learning from the great players around me on the training pitch and during the games.”

Share this article now:

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Borussia DortmundDortmund86202781920
2Borussia MonchengladbachBorussia M'bach85211991017
3Werder Bremen8521158717
4Bayern Munich8512159616
5RB Leipzig8431169715
6Hertha Berlin8431138515
7Eintracht FrankfurtFrankfurt84131912713
8Hoffenheim83141413110
9Augsburg8233141319
10Wolfsburg82331114-39
11Freiburg82331014-49
12Mainz 05823348-49
13Bayer LeverkusenB. Leverkusen8224915-68
14Nuremberg8224819-118
15Hannover81341016-66
16Schalke 04Schalke8206511-66
17Stuttgart8125617-115
18Fortuna DusseldorfDusseldorf8125618-125

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account