Clermont Foot was there. He even led, opening the score in the first few minutes. But behind, the red and blue club spoiled its few opportunities to worsen the score. Worse, he ended up being joined and beaten by Monaco (1-3).
An ideal start to the match
Shaken by the intense pressing of the Monegasques, the Clermontois immediately reacted. From the 6th minute, Rashani and Berthomier combined, then the Montluçonnais served N’Simba on the left. The Congolese side then served Bayo perfectly, who scored his 4th but of the season (1-0, 6th). The start of the match was therefore ideal: an early opening of the score, and a Clermont Foot who gained confidence in the game, succeeding practically all his transmissions, and technically mastering the match. But not his occasions
Almost immediately, Bayo made a number at the entrance to the area, but sent the ball into the stands (16th). And Monaco ended up coming back into the match, on their only opportunity in the first half. Golovin served Ben Yedder in the box. With success, the French international adjusted Desmas and put the two teams tied (1-1, 25th). Bayo put it back just before half-time, but again, the center-forward formed in Clermont missed the frame (43rd). At the break, the score was even, and it was not well paid for the Red and Blue against the Red and White, and Niko Kovac, the boiling Monegasque coach, knew it.
Worse, Clermont could (should?) Have received a penalty for a foul on Jason Berthomier in the area (14th). But the referee didn’t flinch. At the end of the match, we learned that the VAR, video refereeing assistance, had experienced malfunctions …
A frustrating second half
We could therefore legitimately expect a reaction from Clemont. In the end, the worst scenario happened for the Auvergnats. Not rigorous enough from the start of the second act, they let themselves be transfixed by the Monegasque offensive, Tchouaméni shift Henrique to the left side, who, forgotten, had plenty of time to center for Volland, alone at the penalty point to adjust Desmas (1-2, 47th). From that moment, Clermont only chased the score.
Dossou twice (52nd and 66th) and Allevinah (77th) tried hard enough, but it was not lethal to return to the score. Monaco, him, procrastinated again and again, taking all his time at each stoppage of play, to break the pace and annoy Clermontois frustrated by the scenario of the meeting. Pascal Gastien’s changes, with the combined entries of Khaoui, Allevinah and Iglesias, then Hamel, hardly made the Auvergnats shudder, while opposite, the entry of Sofiane Diop on the Principality side changed everything. The French international hope did a lot of harm to Clermontois, and it was even decisive, since it was he who scored the third but, of a Madjer, in stoppage time, taking advantage of a too slippery hand by Arthur Desmas (1-3, 90 + 1e).
Clermont Foot was beaten with experience and cunning by an AS Monaco who was not lacking. The Auvergne club held the high dragee, however, at the rock club, cut for the top of the table and the European Cup. But at the exit, it is a sixth game without a win, and a second loss in a row for the Clermontois, now 15th with 9 points, and only 3 units ahead of the red zone. It is urgent to win, next Sunday, on the lawn of Lorient, with a view to maintaining.
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