|Principality...the Monaco team before the anthems.|
After impressing with Monaco second-tier champions SBM Slot Machines last season Escarras was called into the national team for the first time and capped his debut with a goal. After collecting a pass on his chest from left-back Kévin Santini the 21-year old kept his cool to volley the ball home with 9 minutes played. The hosts struggled to impose themselves in the searing heat but extended their lead 24 minutes later.
|Visitors...the Vatican left Rome for the first time.|
After the match Escarras told us “I’m very happy to score in this game because it was difficult in the heat and to win in front of the Prince of Monaco thanks in part to this goal is very satisfying”. Monaco have expressed a desire in competing at the 2014 VIVA World Cup and will likely play again in the year ahead. Click here for exclusive photos.
Match information –
Score: Monaco 2-0 Vatican City
Goals: Morgan Escarras 9’ Eric Fissore 34’
Monaco: Julien [Di Franco 46’]; Santini, Janel, Beltrandi, Dioury; Escarras [? 57’], Hebert, Landau, Armita; Fissore [El Missouri 65’], Sabatel.
Vatican City: Bartozzi; Rimauro, Grillone, Mayer, Pietropaolo; Troiani, Cataldo, Perinellie, Batalocco; Gaudio, Carilli.