Video: Why Monaco Defense Knew It Could ‘Contain’ Lionel Messi, Neymar

Paris Saint-Germain was hoping to continue their hot goal-scoring streak against AS Monaco at the Parc des Princes on Sunday. The capital club had trouble finding the back of the net and suffered to eventually come away with the 1-1 draw. 

Axel Disasi and the Monaco defense played a physical game against PSG that allowed them to throw the French giants, and luck also was on their side, considering the post saved them twice on one play. 

Nonetheless, Disasi discussed the squad’s tactical game plan to ensure they made life difficult for players like Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr. 

“It is a system that we had already worked with the former coach … Afterwards, we did a good preparation, so physically … it’s up to me on the right side and the left side, to come and help …,” Disasi told Prime Video Sport France

“So I think that work there was a big part of our game because we knew we could contain Neymar and Messi in the pocket, so we were in the running, that’s for sure …”

PSG will have to put the draw behind them rather quickly as they head to the Stadium de Toulouse for a Wednesday matchup against Toulouse. 

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