AS Monaco hosted Montpellier this Sunday, on the occasion of the 11th day of Ligue 1. A meeting won with the manner (3-1) by the Red and White, who confirm their very good form.
Only three days after his great victory on the ground of PSV Eindhoven (2-1) in the Europa League, on the occasion of the 200e European match in its history, AS Monaco was already on the bridge in Ligue 1, with the reception of Montpellier at the Stade Louis-II. A meeting disputed in perfect conditions and won with style, with a score of 3-1.
For this, Niko Kovac decides to make five changes to the team that started the report in the Netherlands, with the returns in the starting XI of Strahinja Pavlovic, Eliot Matazo, Gelson Martins, Sofiane Diop and Wissam Ben Yedder. Positioned in 4-4-2, AS Monaco started this meeting with a bang.
Caio Henrique treats again, the score “Yedderland”
On a school action, Caio Henrique overflows on his left side and sends a perfect cross for Kevin Volland, who only has to push the ball to the bottom to open the scoring (11e). The 4e goal of the season, all competitions, for the German and (already!) the 7the decisive pass for the Brazilian left side.
The Red and Whites do not relieve the pressure and quickly double the bet. On an outdoor love of Kevin Volland’s foot, Wissam Ben Yedder concluded with a header at the far post (16e) to sign son 6e but since the start of the championship. A perfect summary of the first period of very high level for Niko Kovac’s men.
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The podium is getting closer
The second act starts with the same rhythm and Caio Henrique, again, is at the origin of the 3e but from his team. Served on the left side of the area, the Brazilian tries his luck with his right foot but his shot is countered. At the origin of the action, Gelson Martins followed well and throws himself to deceive Jonas Omlin a third time (61e). The only black spot in this almost perfect evening, the reduction of the Montpellier gap on a penalty from Téji Savanier (81e).
The Monegasques, who are provisionally two points off the podium, are now entitled to a week with only one match, since their next meeting will take place next Sunday, still at 5 p.m., at the Francis-Le Blé stadium in Brest, on behalf of the 12e Ligue 1 day. With the aim of confirming the two great successes acquired this week.
The match sheet
Ligue 1 Uber Eats – 11e daytime
AS Monaco 3-1 Montpellier HSC
Half time: 2-0
Corn : Volland (11th), Ben Yedder (16th), Gelson Martins (61st); Savannah (81st sp)
Yellow cards: Maripan (24th); Cozza (43rd), Ristic (52nd), Makouana (66th), Savanier (87th)
AS Monaco: Nübel – Aguilar, Maripán (Disasi 46th), Pavlovic, C. Henrique (Jakobs 67th) – G. Martins (Fofana 74th), Tchouameni, Matazo, Diop (Jean Lucas 67th) – Volland, Ben Yedder © (Boadu 74th)
Substitutes: Majecki, Sidibé, Disasi, Jakobs, Badiashile, Fofana, Jean Lucas, Golovin, Boadu
Coach: Niko Kovac
CSH Montpellier: Omlin – Sambia (Souquet 62nd), Estève, Sakho, Cozza (Wahi 46th) – Chotard, Leroy (Ristic 46th) – Mollet, Savanier ©, Mavididi (Makouana 65th) – Germain (Gioacchini 65th)
Substitutes: Bertaud, Souquet, Ristic, Halhal, Guermouche, Gioacchini, Delaye, Wahi, Makouana
Coach: Olivier Dall’Oglio