FC Porto-AS Monaco: A First Look (Match report)

FC Porto 2-1 AS Monaco (Estádio do Dragão), 23 July 2022match report below

Line-up (4x3x3): Diogo Costa, João Mário, Pepe, Marcano, Zaidu; Uribe, Bruno Costa, Eustáquio; Pepê, Taremi, Evanilson

Also played: Rodrigo Conceição, Fábio Cardoso, David Carmo, Wendell, Grujic, Otávio, Galeno, Veron, Danny Loader, Toni Martinez.

Finally, the start of the season is upon us! It has been a long wait to see the Portuguese champions back on the pitch. After several weeks of only reading about the results of the various friendly matches, we had our first glimpse of what the 2022 FC Porto may look like. Whilst this was only a friendly match, it was high intensity and Monaco proved to be a very good opponent. There are reasons to be optimistic, but also reasons to be concerned.