Monaco strolled against Bordeaux, this Sunday, during the 9th day of Ligue 1 (3-0). Nantes got the better of Troyes (2-0) and Angers won at the last minute against Metz (3-2).
Monaco continues, Bordeaux is worried
The rain and the wind may have discouraged the suspense from making the trip. In any case, he did not introduce himself to Louis II, this Sunday afternoon. At the end of a controlled meeting, AS Monaco outclassed Bordeaux during the 9th day of Ligue 1 (3-0). Before joining the Blues, Aurélien Tchouaméni opened the scoring in the first period. Aleksandr Golovin doubled the return from the locker room, from an outside of the right, before going out on injury. Wissam Ben Yedder was responsible for spiking the bill on penalty, registering his fifth but in four days.
Enough to allow the players of Niko Kovac, who had chosen to rotate his workforce, to confirm their fine arrangements with this sixth game without defeat (in all competitions). This final success temporarily places the Rocher club in 6th place in the standings. The Girondins are 16th, at the gates of the red zone.
Nantes in the top 10, Troyes poorly paid
It is not, however, the fault of having tried. Particularly enterprising, Les Troyens came with intentions to Beaujoire. But their fifteen attempts (including four on target) did not allow them to beat Alban Lafont. Result, the Estac bowed into the lair of FC Nantes, much more realistic (2-0). Under a mild sky, the Canaries made the difference thanks to a header from Andrei Girotto from a corner on the hour mark and a penalty converted by Ludovic Blas ten minutes later. Enough to allow Antoine Kombouaré’s players to climb into the top 10, temporarily taking 8th place in the standings. Troyes found himself 17th, with only one victory on the clock.
Angers at the finish, Clermont hangs Lorient
End of the game of madness at the Raymond-Kopa stadium. Angers went to the end of its resources to bring down Metz, thanks to a goal from Stéphane Bahoken at the last minute (3-2). The epilogue of a stunning scenario, which saw the SCO come back to score twice thanks to Mohamed-Ali Cho and Thomas Mangani. A way for Gérald Baticle’s players to revive after four outings without a win. Here they are provisionally 4th in the standings. For the Messins, on the other hand, the weekend ends in a cruel way. Frédéric Antonetti’s men, who led twice (on their only two shots), are penultimate.
In the other meeting at the start of the afternoon, Lorient and Clermont were neutralized at Moustoir (1-1). The Merlus struck the first thanks to Julien Laporte, but the Auvergnats (who had 55% of possession), responded with the inevitable Mohamed Bayo, author of his fifth but in eight games. With this sharing of points, the Breton club is provisionally 7th. Clermont occupies the 15th place.