AS Monaco remain undefeated in their Europa League campaign so far this year, as they held Dutch side PSV Eindhoven to a 0-0 draw at the Stade Louis II on Thursday, November 4.
For this occasion, Monaco head coach Niko Kovac arranged his squad in a 3-5-2 formation, featuring Myron Boadu, who scored his first red and white goal in Monaco’s 1-2 away victory against PSV.
The hosts enjoyed their share of possession in the first half, but were unable to transform that into a goal. Meanwhile, Monaco goalkeeper Alexander Nübel was relatively untroubled inbetween the Principality’s posts.
Kovac decided to make three substitutions at half-time, bringing on Aleksandr Golovin, Sofiane Diop and Djibril Sidbé in place of Ruben Aguilar, Jean Lucas and Axel Disasi. The Croatian tactician also opted to change to a flatter 4-4-2 formation.
Aurélien Tchouameni came close to opening the scoring for Monaco, but his headed effort was cleared off the line at the 67th minute. Thereafter, Guillermo Maripán and Krépin Diatta took their own shots, but neither player was able to find the back of the net before full-time.
With a 0-0 scoreline on the 4th matchday of the Europa League group stages, Monaco take a point and continue to occupy the top of the table in first place.
Monaco’s next European fixture will be against Real Sociedad at the Stade Louis II on Thursday, November 25. Before then, though, the Monegasques will face off against Ligue 1 rivals Reims and Lille on November 7 and November 19 respectively.