18 MONACO 8 DE­PORTIVO 3

Group stage, 2003-04

Australian Four Four Two - - FEATURES -

Croa­t­ian for­ward Dado Prso ben­e­fited most from a stag­ger­ingly open game, net­ting four times in the com­pe­ti­tion’s high­est-scor­ing match un­til Dort­mund’s 8-4 win over Le­gia War­saw last sea­son. De­portivo were cer­tainly no mugs, hav­ing fin­ished sec­ond in La Liga in 2001-02 above Real Madrid and Barcelona, but this was a day they’d wish to for­get. It was only once the score reached 7-3 on 52 min­utes that the teams seem­ingly chose to play a lit­tle more cau­tiously. Monaco went on to make the Gelsenkirchen fi­nale, where their own de­fen­sive fal­li­bil­ity ul­ti­mately cost them against Porto.

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