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Monaco muscle past PSV

Published: Wednesday 17 September 2003, 23.06CET
PSV Eindhoven 1-2 AS Monaco FC Goals from Fernando Morientes and Edouard Cissé secure away win.

Match statistics

PSVMonaco

Goals scored1
 
2
Attempts on target7
 
4
Attempts off target3
 
5
Corners7
 
2
Offsides3
 
1
Fouls committed13
 
20
Yellow cards2
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Group C

PPts
AS Monaco FC Monaco13
RC Deportivo La Coruña Deportivo11
AEK Athens FC AEK11
PSV Eindhoven PSV10
Last updated: 03/10/2013 16:21 CET

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Wednesday 17 September 2003, 23.06CET

Monaco muscle past PSV

PSV Eindhoven 1-2 AS Monaco FC Goals from Fernando Morientes and Edouard Cissé secure away win.

By Mark Bennett in Eindhoven

AS Monaco FC sustained their record of never having suffered defeat against a Dutch side by winning their opening UEFA Champions League Group C match 2-1 at the Philips stadium. Goals from Fernando Morientes and Edouard Cissé gave the French side victory against PSV Eindhoven.

Cautious tactics
PSV fielded a 4-5-1 formation with the lone striker Mateja Kezman supported by forward-thinking trio Ji-Sung Park, Arjen Robben and Dennis Rommedahl - and the tactic almost paid dividends inside the first five minutes. Mark van Bommel was quick to pounce on a mistake by the French side's defence and the ball broke to Robben, who unleashed a shot that forced Flavio Roma into an early save.

Intent signalled
Robben sent a second effort fizzing over the crossbar a minute later as the visitors struggled to settle, but by the quarter-hour mark Monaco had signalled their intent. Cissé found left-back Gaël Givet with a searching ball, but the defender's shot was palmed away by PSV keeper Ronald Waterreus. Seconds later both Morientes and Ludovic Giuly came close but both failed to make contact with Jérôme Rothen's pacy delivery.

Morientes opener
With Kezman waving his arms in frustration and both sides stuttering in their attempts to build attacks, Rothen took the game by the scruff of the neck. Just past the half-hour, Waterreus failed to collect the 25-year-old's swinging free-kick and the unmarked Morientes made no mistake with his free header from close range at the far post.

Cissé strike
After the interval PSV coach Guus Hiddink tried to increase the pressure on Monaco by bringing on striker Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink for midfielder Remco van der Schaaf. All of a sudden the Dutch side looked much more settled and looked to prosper aiming high balls at the substitute striker. However, it was the guests who scored the decisive goal. A neat one-two with Morientes left Cissé through with only Waterreus to beat and the summer signing from Paris Saint-Germain FC made no mistake in doubling the lead on 56 minutes.

Bouma goal
After looking shaken by the second goal it took a set piece to bring PSV back into the game. Midfield player Park was brought down 19 metres from goal and Wilfred Bouma stepped up to deliver a great curling free-kick that left Roma stranded after 65 minutes. However, there was no way back for PSV against a well-organised French defence, even though Vennegoor of Hesselink hit the post ten minutes from the end.

Last updated: 18/09/03 10.45CET

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Lineups

psv

PSV

monaco

Monaco

23
WaterreusRonald Waterreus (GK)
30
RomaFlavio Roma (GK)
2
OoijerAndré Ooijer
3
EvraPatrice Evra
3
Lee Young-PyoLee Young-Pyo
7
BernardiLucas Bernardi
5
BoumaWilfred Bouma
Goal65
8
GiulyLudovic Giuly (C)
Substitution86
6
Van BommelMark van Bommel (C)
10
MorientesFernando Morientes
Goal31
7
Park Ji-SungPark Ji-Sung
Yellow Card66
14
CisséÉdouard Cissé
Yellow Card54
Goal56
Substitution73
9
KežmanMateja Kežman
15
ZikosAkis Zikos
11
RobbenArjen Robben
Substitution83
19
SquillaciSébastien Squillaci
13
Van der SchaafRemco van der Schaaf
Yellow Card44
Substitution46
25
RothenJérôme Rothen
Yellow Card74
Substitution89
19
RommedahlDennis Rommedahl
27
RodriguezJulien Rodriguez
Yellow Card49
20
ColinJürgen Colin
32
GivetGaël Givet

Substitutes

1
Van DijkRob van Dijk (GK)
29
SylvaTony Sylva (GK)
8
Vennegoor of HesselinkJan Vennegoor of Hesselink
Substitution46
6
PlašilJaroslav Plašil
Substitution73
Yellow Card80
15
VonlanthenJohan Vonlanthen
9
PršoDado Pršo
Substitution89
16
LuciusTheo Lucius
12
OshadoganJosef Oshadogan
22
HoogstrateJordi Hoogstrate
24
AdebayorEmmanuel Adebayor
Substitution86
25
De JongJohn de Jong
Substitution83
26
CamaraSouleymane Camara
29
HoflandKevin Hofland
35
El-FakiriHassan El-Fakiri

Coach

Guus Hiddink (NED) Didier Deschamps (FRA)

Referee

Stephen Graham Bennett (ENG)

Assistant referees

Anthony Green (ENG), Kevin Pike (ENG)

Fourth official

Mark Halsey (ENG)

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