Vladim Vasilyev

Monaco vice-president furious with 7-1 defeat

Leagues News

AS Monaco vice president Vadim Vasilyev was left fuming with the display of his players in their 7-1 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday and branded the loss a “catastrophic scenario”

The newly-crowned Ligue 1 champions wrapped up their seventh league title with five games remaining with Giovani Lo Celso opening the score after 14 minutes of play at the Parc Des Princes.

Club record goalscorer Edinson Cavani doubled their advantage with Angel Di Maria lobbing over goalkeeper Danijel Subasic for the third. Celso then scored his second of the match for PSG, before the break, to extend their lead to 4-0 over last season’s Ligue 1 winners.

The visitors got one back in the second-half with a close-range finish from Ronny Lopes, before a deflected effort from Di Maria restored PSG’s four goal advantage.

Unai Emery’s men were later gifted a sixth goal, through a Radamel Falcao own goal with Julian Draxler converting Thomas Munier’s cross for the seventh and final goal.

Afterwards, Vasilyev congratulated PSG on their title and criticised his players for not being up for the challenge at the Parc Des Princes.

“PSG won the title in spectacular fashion,” said the Russian, according to ESPN.

“They are deserving champions. The only ones who were up to the task, for us, were the supporters — I thank them.

“What to say? This was a knockdown, but not a knockout.”