For the first domestic fixture in AS Monaco’s 2022/23 Europa League campaign, the Monégasques faced off against Hungarian champions Ferencvaros on the evening of Thursday, September 15.
The match got off to a balanced start, as both sides created plenty of chances, but neither managed to score before half time.
Having returned from the locker room for the second half, Monaco played with more tenacity, with players such as Axel Disasi and Mohammad Camara making a significant defensive impact.
However, as Monaco head coach Philippe Clement noted after the match, the hosts lacked the ability to finish clinically in the final 16 yards of the pitch.
Nevertheless, the match went on with an empty scoreline, despite the Monégasques’ dominant display.
That was until a Balint Vecsei goal from close range made it 0-1 to the visitors at the 80th minute, sending the travelling ultras into a frenzy.
Monaco must now look for a victory in their upcoming Europa League fixture, against Turkish side Trabzonspor on Thursday, October 6.
Before then though, the Monégasques will travel to Reims for a regular Ligue 1 fixture on Sunday, September 18.