At Ligue 1 action, Monaco enjoys itself in Reims.
On the eighth day, on the ground of the Rémois, the club representing the Principality prevailed, despite being swiftly reduced to 10 players (0-3).
Three days after suffering an unexpected loss to Ferencvaros in the Europa League (0-1), Monaco responded well by claiming a victory away at Reims (0-3) on Sunday, the eighth day of the Ligue 1 season. ASM, which needed to be reassured after his European disappointment against the Hungarians on Thursday at Louis-II, succeeded in his mission with difficulty against the Champenois quickly reduced to ten, thanks to goals from Aleksandr Golovin at the very start of the second period (47th) and by Takumi Minamino (87th) and Wissam Ben Yedder (90th) at the end of the game. ASM needed to be reassured after his European
The Azure is currently in provisional fifth place in the league rankings with 14 points, five fewer than the unexpected team in third place, Lorient. This is because of their third consecutive victory in the league, which has helped them continue their ascent up the standings. Dominating against the brave Rémois, who is perilously close to the relegation zone (16th with 6 units on the clock), the players of the Rock however lacked efficiency and made it possible for goalkeeper Yehvann Diouf to shine. Diouf was tenured for the first time in his career in L1 in place of Austrian international Patrick Pentz. Pentz was an Austrian international.
Reims had gotten off to a strong start in the match, with the first shot of the game coming from Arber Zeneli, which was blocked by Alexander Nübel (4th), and then Folarin Balogun attempting a lob shot that went harmlessly over the top of the Monaco goal. ASM, in a short amount of time, lost their right side. Ruben Aguilar, who was injured in the left foot and replaced by Henderson (in the 11th), had a lot of difficulties establishing up their game and had to wait until the 21st minute to be dangerous. Anderson was brought on in his stead. The game was ultimately decided by a dramatic double save that Diouf made in front of Breel Embolo and subsequently Ben Yedder.
Locko’s severe exclusion
After Champenois Bradley Locko was found guilty of an entirely accidental sole on Embolo during a clearance, he was immediately and quite severely excluded from the meeting. This caused the dynamic of the gathering to shift almost immediately (22nd). After then, Monaco started to lay siege to the Reims surface, but they were unsuccessful up until the break. Meanwhile, Reims got a chance through Marshall Munetsi, whose powerful shot was caught by Nübel (34th).
After going into the locker room, ASM was finally able to make a difference in the game: Golovin scored the game’s first goal with a beautiful diving header off of a cross from Axel Disasi (0-1, 47th). After then, the Azureans completely dominated the rest of the meeting, but they lacked reality, as demonstrated by Mohamed Camara (53rd) and Ben Yedder (64th), who faced off against Diouf. They even managed to terrify each other, what with Emmanuel Agbadou hitting the crossbar after a corner kick and Balogun having a goal disallowed for being offside shortly after it was scored (61st). In the end, the match was won by Monaco thanks to goals scored by Minamino (in the 87th minute) and Ben Yedder (in the 90th minute). This brought Monaco’s goal differential back to even.