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Madrid felled by Morientes

Published: Wednesday 7 April 2004, 0.50CET
AS Monaco FC 3-1 Real Madrid CF (agg: 5-5, Monaco win on away goals) Monaco shock the Spanish champions.

Match statistics

MonacoReal Madrid

Goals scored3
 
1
Attempts on target10
 
4
Attempts off target8
 
5
Corners8
 
5
Offsides2
 
5
Fouls committed13
 
17
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 7 April 2004, 0.50CET

Madrid felled by Morientes

AS Monaco FC 3-1 Real Madrid CF (agg: 5-5, Monaco win on away goals) Monaco shock the Spanish champions.

By Matthew Spiro at the Stade Louis II

AS Monaco FC produced one of the biggest upsets of the season by recovering from a 4-2 first-leg deficit to defeat Real Madrid CF 3-1 and earn a place in the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League on the away goals rule.

Giuly double
A first-half goal from Raúl González had further increased the visitors' overall advantage but two strikes from Ludovic Giuly either side of a goal from Madrid's on-loan striker Fernando Morientes left the Spanish giants stunned.

Midfield movement
Monaco had been forced to reshuffle in midfield with Lucas Bernardi and Akis Zikos both missing, so Czech international Jaroslav Plašil moved into the centre to partner Edouard Cissé while Dado Pršo returned alongside Morientes in attack. Madrid, meanwhile, were missing the suspended David Beckham, meaning Borja Fernández joined Guti in midfield.

Zidane chip
Patrice Evra and Giuly both had speculative shots blocked early on but Monaco nearly fell behind on 16 minutes. Cissé's square pass was intercepted by Zinedine Zidane and the Frenchman had time to steady himself before producing an exquisite chip that was clawed away by Flavio Roma.

Casillas called upon
Following the scare, the home side's passing became more precise and they threatened to go ahead on 25 minutes when Jérôme Rothen's left-wing cross picked out Giuly, but he miscued a left-foot volley wide. The opening gave Monaco belief and Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas was called into action three minutes later, pushing away Morientes' powerful free-kick that looked destined for the top corner.

Composed finish
Madrid struck first in the 36th minute. There appeared to be little danger when Zidane sauntered forward on the left, but his low pass split the Monaco defence and Raúl stroked the ball into the top corner with his left foot from just inside the area.

Giuly goal
The capacity crowd was stunned into silence, but they were roaring again in first-half stoppage time as Monaco drew level. A high ball into the box was headed down by Morientes and Giuly struck a superb volley into the bottom corner from 20 metres.

Morientes header
Buoyed by the goal, Monaco came out firing after the break. Casillas had already made a sharp save at his near post from Giuly when Morientes gave Monaco the lead on 48 minutes. The Spanish striker scored his second of the tie by arcing an accurate header into the top corner after Patrice Evra's raking ball from the left, leaving Monaco just one goal away from a place in the last four.

Monaco momentum
Roma saved Luís Figo's free-kick at full stretch in the 57th minute but most of the action was at the other end as Monaco poured forward. Hugo Ibarra's searching cross picked out Morientes at the far post but this time the striker's finish was lacking.

Flicked finish
Nevertheless, Monaco got the goal their pressure had threatened midway through the second half when Ibarra caused more problems on the right, this time cutting inside and his cross-shot was cleverly flicked in by Giuly.

Givet denied
The nine-times European champions now needed to score to avoid elimination but Monaco continued to look the more threatening on the break, and Gaël Givet’s header from Rothen’s 81st-minute corner bounced back off the post.

Raúl despair
Deep into added time, Raúl - who earlier had a header ruled out for offside - had a golden chance to rescue Madrid as he met a cross at the far post, but at full stretch he directed his effort over the bar, and the French side had a famous win and a semi-final meeting with Chelsea FC.

Last updated: 07/04/04 11.13CET

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Lineups

monaco

Monaco

real madrid

Real Madrid

30
RomaFlavio Roma (GK)
Yellow Card90
1
CasillasIker Casillas (GK)
3
EvraPatrice Evra
2
Míchel SalgadoMíchel Salgado
Substitution85
4
IbarraHugo Ibarra
3
Roberto CarlosRoberto Carlos
6
PlašilJaroslav Plašil
5
ZidaneZinédine Zidane
8
GiulyLudovic Giuly (C)
Goal45+1
Goal66
Substitution82
6
Iván HelgueraIván Helguera
Yellow Card30
9
PršoDado Pršo
Substitution61
7
Raúl GonzálezRaúl González (C)
Goal36
10
MorientesFernando Morientes
Goal48
Substitution85
9
RonaldoRonaldo
14
CisséÉdouard Cissé
10
Luís FigoLuís Figo
25
RothenJérôme Rothen
14
GutiGuti
Substitution88
27
RodriguezJulien Rodriguez
26
Borja FernándezBorja Fernández
Yellow Card60
Substitution72
32
GivetGaël Givet
33
MejíaÁlvaro Mejía

Substitutes

29
SylvaTony Sylva (GK)
25
César SánchezCésar Sánchez (GK)
18
NondaShabani Nonda
Substitution61
11
PortilloJavier Portillo
Substitution88
20
LescureArnaud Lescure
15
Raúl BravoRaúl Bravo
Substitution85
24
AdebayorEmmanuel Adebayor
Substitution85
19
CambiassoEsteban Cambiasso
31
GraxSébastien Grax
21
SolariSantiago Solari
Substitution72
34
JuanJimmy Juan
22
PavónPaco Pavón
35
El-FakiriHassan El-Fakiri
Substitution82
27
NúñezAntonio Núñez

Coach

Didier Deschamps (FRA) Carlos Queiróz (POR)

Referee

Pierluigi Collina (ITA)

Assistant referees

Marco Ivaldi (ITA), Narciso Pisacreta (ITA)

Fourth official

Tiziano Pieri (ITA)

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