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Le Havre-Monaco: Alioui struggles, Grandsir fails… the hits and the flops


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Le Havre-Monaco: Alioui struggles, Grandsir fails… the hits and the flops


Despite the draw against Monaco (0-0), Le Havre grabs another point and continues its very good momentum since the start of the season. Brave, united and confident, Luka Elsner's players are undefeated in their last five matches and are in sixth place in the ranking with 15 points. Exceptional for a promotion. The objective at the start of the season for the Normans was to score 20 points by Christmas. They are almost there and are getting closer to European places.

Despite the slight danger brought by the Monegasque attack on its goal, Le Havre goalkeeper Arthur Desmas showed himself concentrated and calm throughout the match. The 29-year-old goalkeeper made four saves from four shots taken. Effective.

The N.10 from Le Havre was the most dangerous Norman of the evening. The 24-year-old striker stepped up his efforts to bring danger to the Monaco cage. The Franco-Moroccan could have opened the scoring for the HAC at the start of the second half, but, in a “one against one”, Alioui attempted a difficult move by wanting to lob the ASM goalkeeper Philipp Köhn. The latter did not let himself be fooled and intervened. The Le Havre striker lacked a little lucidity in this action but perfectly represents the determination and self-sacrifice of the promoted player.


Samuel Grandsir can blame himself. The Le Havre striker, who came on in the 72nd minute of play in place of Nabil Alioui, missed the match point for his team. In the 97th minute, Le Havre collected a penalty after a foul by Edan Diop in his area. A golden opportunity to win for the Normans, beyond added time, which was initially four minutes, but Grandsir completely missed. The 27-year-old sends a soft, low shot, without conviction, worthy of an amateur, directly into the gloves of Philipp Köhn. The Norman had an exceptional opportunity to bring his team closer to European places. Such a waste. AS Monaco can thank its former striker…

A match to forget for the AS Monaco scorer. The 33-year-old striker had all the difficulty in the world to exist against the Le Havre defense. Replaced in the 73rd minute of play by Folarin Balogun, Ben Yedder will not have had a single shot on goal this evening. The void.

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