Bayern Munich: Noble loan first damper - unsuccessful season opener for Monaco

Alexandre Noble made his league debut with Monaco on Friday night.

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Goalkeeper Aleksandar Noble suffered his first setback in the opening match of the Ligue 1 season. Niko Kovac’s side failed against FC Nantes.

Monaco – At the start of Ligue 1, there was the first damper for Monaco and thus for goalkeeper Alexandre Noble. After a successful competitive debut, there was a 2-0 win over Sparta Prague in the UEFA Champions League qualifiers. Now the 24-year-old had to stand behind him for the first time in his first league game for his new club.

Alexander Noble: First setback for Bayern loan in Monaco – season opener failed

Monaco, coached by former Bayern coach Niko Kovac, had a supposedly weaker opponent than Nantes as a guest in the opening game of the new season. Monaco got off to a good start at the start, with Portuguese Gelson Martins scoring the first goal of the new season in the 14th minute. But Kovac-Elf couldn’t win offensively and got the receipt shortly before the first round.

It happened after a corner kick. Jean-Charles Castellito sent his teammate Moses Simon’s cross into the post, and Noble probably had no chance with his header placed. However, the loan from Bayern Munich did not intervene to intercept the winger. In the second round, however, the new top seed in Monaco kept the penalty area clean, so it was a 1-1 tie.

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Nobile was not responsible for the result alone, especially in the final stage of the match, Monaco sometimes failed from close range, but he should not work with the winning goal.

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A draw with a relegated opponent just last season is certainly not enough in light of Monaco’s demands. Next Tuesday, the finalists of the French Cup and Sparta Prague third last year await the second leg of the Champions League qualifiers. Then the principality team can prove that it is also capable of persuasion at home.

At the end of July, Bayern awarded the prize to their reserve goalkeeper, who could not beat Manuel Neuer in his first season in Munich. Schalke triumphed over their Monaco rivals and became a regular goalkeeper under Kovac ever since. (the wages)

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