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Monaco advance as PSV stay alive

Published: Wednesday 26 November 2003, 0.18CET
AS Monaco FC 1-1 PSV Eindhoven A late equaliser salvages PSV's dreams as Monaco progress.

Match statistics

MonacoPSV

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target1
 
4
Attempts off target5
 
2
Corners6
 
3
Offsides3
 
0
Fouls committed13
 
18
Yellow cards2
 
5
Red cards2
 
1

Standings

Group C

PPts
AS Monaco FC Monaco510
RC Deportivo La Coruña Deportivo510
PSV Eindhoven PSV57
AEK Athens FC AEK51
Last updated: 03/10/2013 16:21 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Wednesday 26 November 2003, 0.18CET

Monaco advance as PSV stay alive

AS Monaco FC 1-1 PSV Eindhoven A late equaliser salvages PSV's dreams as Monaco progress.

By Matthew Spiro at the Stade Louis II

A late goal from Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink kept PSV Eindhoven's hopes of qualifying for the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League alive, as they sealed a 1-1 draw against AS Monaco FC in the Stade Louis II on Wednesday. The point was enough to see the French team join Real Madrid CF and Juventus FC in the last 16, while PSV must fight for their Champions League lives against RC Deportivo La Coruña on Matchday 6.

Vennegoor of Hesselink strike
Following Fernando Morientes' first-half strike, the game seemed to be slipping away from ten-man PSV, but they were given renewed hope when Monaco's Andreas Zikos was sent off for a second bookable offence seven minutes from time. From the resulting free-kick, Vennegoor of Hesselink rose to head in Arjen Robben's right-wing cross and send the travelling fans into a state of delirium.

Attacking intent
Monaco had scored 12 goals in their previous two home Champions League matches, and manager Didier Deschamps signalled his attacking intentions by playing the in-form Dado Pršo up front with Fernando Morientes. PSV, meanwhile, ravaged by injuries and suspension, were forced to field an inexperienced side, with 18-year-old midfield player Johann Vonlanthen making his debut.

Robben come close
Nevertheless it was the visitors who started the brighter and Monaco goalkeeper Flavio Roma was called into action as early as the sixth minute. PSV's 19-year-old winger Arjen Robben won possession on the edge of the area and unleashed a swerving left-footed drive that Roma did well to tip over the crossbar.

PSV on form
PSV's youngsters continued to impress early on and Johann Vonlanthen almost slipped Ji-Sung Park through with a clever pass that was intercepted by Julien Rodriguez. Vonlanthen caused problems to the Monaco defence again on 20 minutes, turning Patrice Evra on the right before delivering a dangerous cross that was cleared to safety by Andreas Zikos.

Monaco hit back
Monaco were struggling to find the form that had disposed of Deportivo by a record-breaking 8-3 margin three weeks earlier, but produced their first goal attempt on 26 minutes as Patrice Evra shot wide from distance. That effort sparked Monaco's first spell of pressure in the match, and they took full advantage by opening the scoring after 34 minutes.

Morientes on target
PSV managed to clear a corner from the right, but when Rodriguez delivered the ball back into the box Morientes was there to head powerfully towards the bottom corner. Goalkeeper Ronald Waterreus got his hand to the ball but could not keep it out.

PSV blow
The Dutch team started the second half in lively fashion but were dealt a major blow just five minutes in when Theo Lucius was sent off for a second yellow card. The midfield player was penalised for taking a free-kick on the edge of the Monaco penalty area before the referee had blown his whistle. From the retaken kick, Kezman could only hold his head in frustration as his shot deflected off the wall and flew narrowly wide of the right-hand post.

Waterreus saves
Monaco were soon in the ascendancy, however, and threatened to double their lead on the hour mark. Jérôme Rothen broke free down the left and delivered a swerving low cross that Waterreus could not hold. Ludovic Giuly pounced on to the loose ball but the PSV goalkeeper recovered well and saved bravely at the feet of the Monaco captain.

Giuly off
PSV continued to press and earned their reward through Vennegoor of Hesselink. In a frantic finish, the home side were reduced to nine men when their captain Giuly was shown a red card and in the end it was the home side that were grateful for a point.

Last updated: 26/11/03 1.31CET

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Lineups

monaco

Monaco

psv

PSV

30
RomaFlavio Roma (GK)
23
WaterreusRonald Waterreus (GK)
3
EvraPatrice Evra
Substitution75
3
Lee Young-PyoLee Young-Pyo
Substitution78
7
BernardiLucas Bernardi
4
FaberErnest Faber
8
GiulyLudovic Giuly (C)
Red Card88
5
BoumaWilfred Bouma (C)
9
PršoDado Pršo
Substitution59
7
Park Ji-SungPark Ji-Sung
10
MorientesFernando Morientes
Goal34
Substitution81
9
KežmanMateja Kežman
Yellow Card88
15
ZikosAkis Zikos
Yellow Card49
Red Card83
11
RobbenArjen Robben
Yellow Card33
19
SquillaciSébastien Squillaci
14
VogelJohann Vogel
25
RothenJérôme Rothen
15
VonlanthenJohan Vonlanthen
Substitution64
27
RodriguezJulien Rodriguez
16
LuciusTheo Lucius
Yellow Card37
Red Card49
32
GivetGaël Givet
30
BøgelundKasper Bøgelund
Yellow Card39
Substitution72

Substitutes

29
SylvaTony Sylva (GK)
1
Van DijkRob van Dijk (GK)
4
IbarraHugo Ibarra
Substitution75
8
Vennegoor of HesselinkJan Vennegoor of Hesselink
Substitution64
Goal84
6
PlašilJaroslav Plašil
13
Van der SchaafRemco van der Schaaf
14
CisséÉdouard Cissé
Substitution59
20
ColinJürgen Colin
Substitution72
24
AdebayorEmmanuel Adebayor
Substitution81
25
De JongJohn de Jong
Substitution78
26
CamaraSouleymane Camara
32
SilvaEdson Silva
35
El-FakiriHassan El-Fakiri
38
Guijo VelascoDaniel Guijo Velasco

Coach

Didier Deschamps (FRA) Guus Hiddink (NED)

Referee

Zeljko Siric (CRO)

Assistant referees

Darko Slivar (CRO), Zeljko Novosel (CRO)

Fourth official

Miroslav Vitkovic (CRO)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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