One but in striker added time Stephy Mavididi, author of a double, allowed the team toOlivier Dal’Oglio to obtain a success (3-2) deserves after one spectacular game.
monaco, who had chained four successes in six matches, concedes his seventh defeat of the season, which brakes means sound recovery in the race for Europe. The partners of Wissam Ben Yedder yielded sixth place to Montpellier and fell back to seventh place, seven points from the podium.
Organized in a 4-3-3 pattern, the team of Philippe Clement, who succeeded the truce to Niko Kovac, did not find the key and really suffered in Montpellier.
The team of Dall’Oglio, back on the bench after contracting the Covid-19, has for its part stopped its series of two consecutive defeats (in Strasbourg and in front of Troyes) and hangs on in the race for Europe.
Yet deprived of his captain and playmaker Teji Savanier, suspended for three games, the Héraultais dominated a candidate for Europe and reassured themselves.
The defense of monaco broke down in the first period against the enthusiasm of Montpellier. At the thirteenth minute, she flinched on a cross shot from young centre-forward Elye Wahi (1-0). And twenty minutes later Ruben Aguilar and Axel Disasi were trapped by Mavididi who adjusted a shot flush with the post Nubel.
The team of Philippe Clement, a time completely overwhelmed, stayed in the game thanks to an immediate reaction and a but opportunist of Ben Yedder, taking over the head a service ofAurelien Tchouameni (34th).
After the break, monaco took control of the match but struggled to create chances and was exposed to counterattacks from Hérault. Nubel thus saved a break point (58th) on a point-blank recovery from Wow, before Nicolas Gioacchini, entered during the game, does not waste a new opportunity.
Eight minutes from the end, the Brazilian vanderson, arrived at the winter transfer window, equalized with a half-volley shot, taking advantage of a ball badly pushed back by the Hérault defense.
But in added time, Mavididi, served by Nicolas Cozza, an offer a deserved victory to Montpellier.