Yesterday evening, AS Monaco lost a battle. Indeed, the princely club, third in Ligue 1 with 71 points, lost to its pursuer OL, fourth (70 points). A very tense meeting since several red cards were distributed, during and after the end of regulation time. On the Lyon side, Maxence Caqueret was sent off after receiving a second yellow. His teammate, Tino Kadewere, could also have been penalized with a red after his sole on Caio Henrique, released on injury. After the final whistle, scuffles broke out after the final whistle. Marcelo and Mattia De Sciglio received a red card, as did youngsters Willem Geubbels and Pietro Pellegri.
If the ASM loses two elements which are not necessarily titular, this is not the case of Lyon. After the meeting, Jean-Michel Aulas had also tackled the Monegasque players. “We had no reason to be attacked like it was the case. These are two kids from Monaco who came to attack, they have to be careful. Geubbels, what he did was wrong. We have more players to play against Lorient … We come to win with a rather extraordinary match and we are going to be sanctioned when we have nothing to do with it. I know that Mr. Turpin had received praise from Monaco, I will try to do it to him (laughter). We’ve had no luck with refereeing for some time ”.
Monaco strikes back
In a press conference, Rudi Garcia had also gone there with his little comment. “What’s the point of taking reds for us after the final whistle?” No. It’s abnormal that this has happened. The provocations come from home, from young players, and we did not even retaliate. It is very damaging what happened ”. Less incisive than Olympique Lyonnais, AS Monaco decided to react. This Monday evening, the residents of the Louis II stadium published a press release on their official site. The opportunity to settle accounts with OL.
“AS Monaco deeply regrets the incidents which mixed the two teams yesterday after the match against Lyon, events which go against the values of the sport that the Club defends. AS Monaco also deplores the inappropriate and inappropriate statements made by OL representatives after the match, notably referring to the “dignity” of the red and white club. Moreover, the term “aggression” having been used on several occasions in recent days by representatives of Lyon to characterize the attitude of AS Monaco players, it seems appropriate to recall these facts:
– The injury, and the unavailability of Sofiane Diop since the Coupe de France match following a tackle from De Sciglio
– The exit of the field of Caio Henrique, Sunday evening, hard hit and forced to give up his place
Beyond the setback conceded on Sunday, AS Monaco brings all its confidence and support to the entire professional group, and intends to continue the momentum of this great season with the enthusiasm and dynamism that characterize it ”. The message has passed!
Official press release https://t.co/B4nL0cNv0r
– AS Monaco 🇲🇨 (@AS_Monaco) May 3, 2021