Angers SCO 1-3 AS Monaco
Goals: Boadu (25e), Sofiane Diop (45e) and Disasi (73e) for ASM // Nübel (55e, CSC) for the SCO
Traveling to Raymond Kopa to challenge Angers, AS Monaco returned from Maine-et-Loire with three points of a convincing victory (1-3).
Niko Kovač’s men used the best ingredients and found the fault after several hot situations in front of the Angevin area. The pass from Djibril Sidibé full axis, subtly deflected in one touch by Kevin Volland, thus launched Myron Boadu alone at the penalty spot, whose cross strike is place to erase Danijel Petković (0-1, 25e). The Dutchman’s first achievement in Ligue 1. The SCO waking up shortly before the break will have somewhat balanced the debates but it is Sofiane Diop, always served by Volland and with great success, who made the break from a small outside law (0-2, 45e).
Upon returning from the locker room, the beginnings of a black and white return materialized again. Jimmy Cabot first heated the gloves of Alexander Nübel (53e) before Azzedine Ounahi again calls on the German goalkeeper with a shot hitting the post and then the latter’s back, for an unfortunate goal against his camp (1-2, 55e). A short-lived final hope, the fault of Axel Disasi, on the rebound of a free kick from Aleksandr Golovin, involuntarily extended to the far post by Ismaël Traoré (1-3, 73e). In the last moments, Gelson Martins, with a pivot strike above (83e) then Wissam Ben Yedder, stopped twice by Petković (84e and 90e+1), closed the ball.
This success therefore allows Monaco to overtake their evening opponent by one point and move up to seventh place. For its part, Angers met the end of a three-game unbeaten streak.
Angers SCO (3-5-2): Danijel Petković – Romain Thomas, Ismaël Traoré, Vincent Manceau – Ebosse (Mathias Pereira Lage, 70 years olde), Fulgini (Pierrick Capelle, 81e), Thomas Mangani (Batista Mendy, 60e), Ounahi, Cabot – Mohamed-Ali Cho (Bahoken, 81e), Boufal (Casimir Ninga, 82e). Coach: Gerald Baticule.
AS Monaco (4-2-3-1): Nübel – Djibril Sidibé (Ruben Aguilar, 79e), Disasi, Guillermo Maripán, Ismail Jakobs – Jean Lucas, Tchouaméni – Sofiane Diop (Aleksandr Golovin, 70 years olde), Volland (Youssouf Fofana, 71 years olde), Gelson Martins (Wilson Isidor, 90e) – Boadu (Ben Yedder, 79 years olde). Coach: Niko Kovac.