After the excellent result obtained at La Mosson against Lens last week (1-0), Montpellier was heavily beaten at the Louis II stadium in Monaco (3-1), this Sunday, October 24 during the 11th day of Ligue 1 .
Monaco logically won against Montpellier (3-1), Sunday at the Stade Louis-II during the 11th day of L1, and remains close to the podium in the standings. With a shortage of points before the match, the Principality’s team had to win to stay close to the “European zone”.
Despite the last ten complicated minutes, Niko Kovac’s men made a quality copy against Montpellier, still as weak on the outside (2 draws and 3 defeats in 5 trips) and who, with 13 points can start to look behind. For Monaco, on the other hand, which has signed its third consecutive victory at home, the lights are green. After his great victory in Eindhoven (2-1) Thursday in the Europa League, Wissam Ben Yedder and his family managed to continue. From the start of the meeting, Monaco put pressure on their opponent. Each of the attackers carried out harassment work that quickly turned out to be productive. After a little over a quarter of an hour, the Monegasques had already beaten Jonas Omlin twice. Shifted by Sofiane Diop, Caio Henrique, currently in great shape and already decisive double passer in Eindhoven on Thursday in the Europa League, raised his counter.
Very good Gelson Martins
In L1, he now compiles four, since Kevin Volland powerfully resumed his low center from the left to register his third but in the elite of this season (1-0, 12th).
Then, Gelson Martins, very involved, recovered the ball in the feet of Nicolas Cozza. Volland, with a quick and subtle cross from outside the left, offered his captain Wissam Ben Yedder his sixth in L1 (2-0, 17th).
In the first period, the Montpellier residents are content only with crumbs, for Teji Savanier, next (29th) and Stephy Mavididi on Alexander Nübel (33rd). Consequence: at the break, Olivier Dall’Oglio replaced Cozza with Mihailo Ristic. But against Martins, it took him six minutes to be warned (52nd). He also brought in forward Elye Wahi in place of midfielder Leroy. Nothing helped. Monaco was superior. While Montpellier was at ten, Junior Sambia injured, Martins was further illustrated and threw himself victoriously from the left following a strike countered by Caio Henrique, to seal the fate of the meeting (3-0, 62nd ). However, Kovac’s many changes at the end of the game upset his team’s balance. Strahinja Pavlovic, the young Serbian center-back from Monaco, made a gross foul on Nicholas Gioacchini. Savanier transformed the penalty (3-1, 81st) and thus instilled doubt in Monegasque minds. But the Hérault residents left too late to hope for anything. And Monaco has logically imposed itself.
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On the move in Monaco, our people from Montpellier bow down.
We will have to bounce back at home against Nantes next Sunday
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