Football: Monaco’s pre-season preparations continue with victory over Leeds

AS Monaco v Leeds

AS Monaco have secured back-to-back pre-season wins. Their latest victory came against Leeds United in what was a successful conclusion to the club’s UK-based training camp.

Following a 3-1 victory over Real Betis, Monaco beat Leeds United on Saturday 22nd July. The Yorkshire side are a regular opponent for Les Monégasques, with the two sides last meeting in a friendly in December. And just as they did at Elland Road on that cold winter’s night, Monaco once again ensured the victory at the weekend.

Captain Wissam Ben Yedder and Kevin Volland got both goals as Adi Hütter‘s side beat the Championship club 2-0 in York. Philipp Köhn, who recently joined from RB Salzburg, made his debut for Les Monégasques and kept a clean sheet.

Matches against Arsenal and Bayern Munich to come

The Principality club therefore end their training camp on a high. Monaco have been based at St George’s Park, the home of the England national team since mid-July.

But whilst their overseas training is completed, pre-season is for from over. The club will next face Bologna and Genoa before returning to the UK to face Arsenal in the Emirates Cup.

Monaco’s final pre-season game will come against Bayern Munich on 7th August before the curtain-raiser against Clermont Foot on 13th August. Prior to that, Hütter will be hoping to build fitness levels and familiarity with his new squad.

There will likely be further arrivals – and departures – before the end of the transfer window, which shuts on 1st September.


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