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Glik grabs draw for Monaco against Leverkusen

Published: Tuesday 27 September 2016, 22.55CET
Kamil Glik fired in a superb half-volley four minutes into added time to cancel out Javier Hernández's strike as Monaco snatched a Group E point with their first shot on target all game.

Match statistics

MonacoLeverkusen

Goals scored1
 
1
Possession (%)55
 
45
Total attempts6
 
10
on target1
 
3
off target3
 
5
blocked2
 
2
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners6
 
7
Offsides1
 
3
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed12
 
15
Fouls suffered13
 
12
Passes468
 
397
completed357
 
294

Standings

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
Last updated: 19/06/2017 18:52 CET
 
Published: Tuesday 27 September 2016, 22.55CET

Glik grabs draw for Monaco against Leverkusen

Kamil Glik fired in a superb half-volley four minutes into added time to cancel out Javier Hernández's strike as Monaco snatched a Group E point with their first shot on target all game.

Kamil Glik equalised with virtually the last kick of the game to earn Monaco a Group E point at home to Bayer Leverkusen.

There was plenty of effort on show from both sides in an even first half, but opportunities were few and far between until a late flurry before the interval – a sign of things to come.

Javier Hernández then appeared to have won it for Leverkusen when he headed in Admir Mehmedi's cross in the 73rd minute, yet Glik's sensational strike in the fourth minute of stoppage time salvaged a point for the hosts.

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Chicharito wheels away after his opener

Key player: Javier Hernández
The Mexican international always looked the likeliest to break the deadlock at the Stade Louis II, stinging the palms of Danijel Subašić either side of half-time before making it third time lucky. The goal was the 28-year-old's 100th for a European club (59 for Manchester United, nine for Real Madrid, 32 for Leverkusen) – and no less than the diminutive frontman deserved.

Leverkusen defensively sound
Having squandered a two-goal cushion against CSKA Moskva in their group opener, Leverkusen put in a much-improved defensive display in the principality. Ömer Toprak marshalled the back four superbly, while Charles Aránguiz and Kevin Kampl worked tirelessly in the centre of the park. Glik's last-gasp leveller is a bitter pill to swallow, but there is plenty to build on for Roger Schmidt's team.

Monaco stymied until the last
This was billed as a battle between Monaco's small, skilful attacking midfielders and a physical German rearguard. In truth Monaco weren't able to get Bernardo Silva, João Moutinho and Thomas Lemar on the ball enough against a superbly drilled Leverkusen side that pressed relentlessly and didn't afford Monaco the time and space to get their football flowing. Glik's was their first shot on target all night.

Reporter's views

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Monaco's Andrea Raggi reacts

David Crossan, Monaco (@UEFAcomDavidC)
This was a frustrating night for Monaco, who conceded a goal they will feel they could have avoided and were unable to extricate themselves from Leverkusen's ferocious pressing to really threaten Bayer No1 Bernd Leno. Yet this could prove a valuable point nonetheless, and a maximum haul from the upcoming double header with CSKA Moskva would leave the 2014/15 quarter-finalists very handily placed to advance from the section.

Matthew Howarth, Leverkusen (@UEFAcomMattH)
In many ways, this was the perfect away display from Leverkusen until Glik's late equaliser. The visitors were excellent defensively and clinical when it mattered at the other end. Consequently this was not the result Schmidt and his players were hoping for, but if they can put in a repeat performance against Tottenham Hotspur next month, they will fancy their chances of registering their first three points of this group stage.

Mixed feelings for Hernández

Last updated: 17/10/16 16.50CET

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Lineups

monaco

Monaco

leverkusen

Leverkusen

1
SubašićDanijel Subašić (GK)
1
LenoBernd Leno (GK)
2
FabinhoFabinho
4
TahJonathan Tah
Yellow Card19
5
JemersonJemerson
Yellow Card50
7
HernándezJavier Hernández
Goal74
Substitution90
8
João MoutinhoJoão Moutinho
8
L. BenderLars Bender (C)
10
Bernardo SilvaBernardo Silva
Substitution81
10
Hakan ÇalhanoğluHakan Çalhanoğlu
14
BakayokoTiemoué Bakayoko
Substitution77
19
BrandtJulian Brandt
Substitution63
18
GermainValère Germain (C)
Substitution73
20
AránguizCharles Aránguiz
19
SidibéDjibril Sidibé
21
Ömer ToprakÖmer Toprak
Yellow Card50
24
RaggiAndrea Raggi
31
VollandKevin Volland
Substitution73
25
GlikKamil Glik
Goal90+4
39
HenrichsBenjamin Henrichs
27
LemarThomas Lemar
44
KamplKevin Kampl

Substitutes

16
De SanctisMorgan De Sanctis (GK)
28
ÖzcanRamazan Özcan (GK)
11
CarrilloGuido Carrillo
Substitution73
6
DragovićAleksandar Dragović
26
BoschiliaGabriel Boschilia
Substitution81
11
KiesslingStefan Kiessling
Substitution63
29
MbappéKylian Mbappé
Substitution77
14
MehmediAdmir Mehmedi
Substitution73
34
DialloAbdou Diallo
15
BaumgartlingerJulian Baumgartlinger
Substitution90
35
N'DoramKévin N'Doram
18
WendellWendell
38
TouréAlmamy Touré
27
Kruse                         Robbie Kruse

Coach

Leonardo Jardim (POR) Roger Schmidt (GER)

Referee

David Fernández Borbalán (ESP)

Assistant referees

Raúl Cabanero (ESP), Roberto Alonso (ESP)

Fourth official

Diego Barbero Sevilla (ESP)

Additional assistant referees

Carlos Del Cerro (ESP), Juan Martinez Munuera (ESP)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution