With a 2-0 lead in the first half, AS Monaco defeated Stade Brestois (4-2) thanks to a Ben Yedder hat-trick. This success allows the club from the Principality to occupy 2nd place after the defeat of OM Rennes (2-0).
Triple for Wissam Ben Yedder!
Under pressure from their competitors in the race for the podium, and with OM’s 2nd place in sight, AS Monaco had to score a ninth win in a row against Brest.
But the evening started very badly for the Mongasques, who quickly led after Duverne’s goal (0-1, 10th) in a combination from a corner.
Monaco completely misses its start
Tense, probably because of the stakes, Philippe Clement’s men had a hard time getting their game going on their Lasne line.
It felt like a bad night for Monaco, still stunned by Belali (0-2, 24) in solo action! Suffice it to say that second place was moving away for ASM. It took a happy penalty, in a handball by Belali, for Ben Yedder (1-2, 44th) to revive his team in the match and in the race for the podium. We can think that the Mongasques took a look at the scores during the break, starting with OM who lost to Rennes.
The unstoppable Ben Yedder!
Therefore, a huge blow was within their grasp as long as they overthrew Brest. Mission accomplished as the locals, anguished after returning from the locker room, did not take long to equalize through Ben Yedder (2-2, 51st) and it was again the former Toulouse player who gave the advantage to ASM (3-2, 55th) of the header after a cross from Tchouamni!
Brest was outplayed at this weak moment and was definitely broken by Volland’s lucky goal (4-2, 70). This is how Monaco, while OM was still losing to Rennes (2-0), settled in 2nd place in Ligue 1 before the last matchday, simply thanks to a better goal difference! Note that the ASM will defend their position during a dangerous move to Lens.
The match score: 7/10
Despite the technical extravagance at the start of the match, we ended up having a very nice game. The number of goals says a lot about the attacking ambitions of both teams. We even got an impressive setting and a nice Louis II atmosphere. Yes Yes…
The objectives :
– In a corner combination, Belali finds Magnetti between the surface. The midfielder misses his shot a bit, allowing Duverne to cut without being offside, with Vanderson coming back late (0-1, 10th).
– After a recovery by Duverne at the feet of Vanderson in midfield, Belali made a solo advance, eliminated Disasi in the box and hit hard at the near post, not blocked by Nbel (0-2, 24th).
– In a penalty that he himself got, thanks to a handball from Belali, Ben Yedder slightly uncrosses his flat foot on the right side and takes Bizot off with the wrong foot (1-2, 44th).
– Receiving a high ball, Volland deflects perfectly for Ben Yedder at 30 metres. The French international gets ahead of Hrelle, drills full axis and goes to deceive Bizot with a sharp (2-2, 51st).
– After a poor return of the ball by Hrelle, Tchouamni inherits the ball down the left wing in the area. The midfielder crosses to the near post for Ben Yedder’s off-center header (3-2, 55th).
– After a save by Bizot to an attempt by Ben Yedder, Hrelle tries to clear but the ball is blocked by Volland in the goal (4-2, 70th).
Maxifoot has assigned a score (out of 10) comments to each player.
Man of the match: Wissam Ben Yedder (9.5/10)
Like his team, the Mongasque striker started very timid with some technical inaccuracies and a wasted opportunity in the pivot. But the French international quickly regained his bond with Volland and above all his formidable efficiency! He offered himself a superb hat-trick to put his team second in Ligue 1, and might even have afforded the quadruple. Substituted before a deserved ovation in 89 by Myron Boadu (no no).
Alexander Nbel (6): decisive in his two duels against Cardona, the Monaco goalkeeper prevented Brest from getting bigger in the first half. There will still be those who reproach him for Belali’s goal, in which he did not sufficiently protect his near post.
Rubén Aguilar (6.5): mistreated by Belali in the first half, the right-back ended up reversing the trend. He offered many solutions in his lane and had to finish with a goal or assist. But he completely misses recovering from him on the surface entrance, then sees Jakobs miss his header on a perfect cross.
Axel Disasi (3.5): It’s true, the center-back didn’t hit his head twice. But we will especially remember his turnip when he was eliminated twice by Belali, specifically in the action of the Algerian goal.
Benot Badiashile (7): Still as composed, France international Espoirs has made the right interventions without giving the impression of forcing. He also shone on the climb, especially with a magnificent opening for Aguilar.
Caio Henrique (5.5): discreet at the start of the match, the Brazilian quickly understood why the collector Magnetti had been placed in his lane. He still dealt some interesting crosses. And he can consider himself lucky to see Cardona miss out on him after a call behind his back.
Youssouf Fofana (6): clumsy in the first half, the former Strasbourg player raised his level of play after the break. His power did damage on recovery and on some foot ball hits.
Aurlien Tchouamni (6): Would the international tricolor be disturbed by the many rumors about his future? In any case, we have already seen him much more inspired. He lost an unusual number of balls because of Agoum’s tight marking. It still ends with an assist for Ben Yedder.
Vanderson (3): Capable of making the difference with the ball at his feet, the Brazilian winger was above all decisive for Brest… He was slow to get into Duverne’s goal, and lost the ball at the origin of personal achievement of Belali. Replace 54 with Ismail Jacobs (not)That a header fails a few meters from the cage!
Kevin Volland (8) – When his deal with Ben Yedder plays out, the Mongasks become very difficult to stop. New example this Saturday since the German, decisive passer for his teammate, knew how to find him in interesting areas. He also had two chances but ran into goalkeeper Bizot. Replace 89 with Jean Lucas (not not).
Aleksandr Golovin (7): Apart from a nice long shot from Bizot, the attacking midfielder was rather timid in the first half. But he is one of the Mongasques who clearly accelerated after returning from the locker room. His tendency to cut towards the axis gave him a lot of freedom to guide the game, an image of his involvement in Volland’s goal. Replace 79 with Gelson Martins (not).
Wissam Ben Yedder (9.5): see comments above.
Marco Bizot (4): without fail in the goals conceded, the Brest goalkeeper is also not decisive. He only made saves on pretty axial shots.
Ronal Pierre-Gabriel (4.5): Well assisted by Magnetti in front of him, and by Golovin’s axial positioning, the right-back was not in danger. But his offensive contribution was non-existent.
Lilian Brassier (3): Very present in Ben Yedder at the beginning of the game, the central defender had much more problems when the striker was just starting to play. Overwhelmed, he could no longer follow Mongasque movements in the second half.
Christopher Hrelle (2) – Nervous and on the street, the former Niois missed his match! He was already able to concede a penalty to Ben Yedder at the start of the game and was not far from a goal against his own. He will still end up scoring a goal because of his poor return on the decisive passer Tchouamni.
Jean-Kevin Duverne (6): If Brest thought for a long time to beat Monaco, it is in particular because their left wing opened the scoring, before recovering the ball that brought the goal of the break. But it must be recognized that he also suffered during the bad weather in Monaco, especially in Vanderson’s accelerations.
Hugo Magnetti (5): Expected in the middle, the midfielder finally moved down the right flank. Probably a way to control Caio Henrique’s raises, which was quite successful. The problem is that he contributed almost nothing up front except for his inadvertent decisive pass to Duverne. Replace 64 with Haris Belkebla (no no).
Lucien Agoum (4.5): It is clear that the midfielder was on a mission to block Tchouamni. A goal achieved in the first period as the Mongasques suffered an unusual loss. But his opponent raised her level of play slightly afterwards, and the match immediately became more difficult for him.
Paul Lasne (4): superb save on his line after a Disasi header, and Cardona’s magnificent deep opening almost saved his game. For the rest, he struggled to exist.
Irvin Cardona (3): Against his former club, the Brest striker can blame himself. He misses two big chances in the first period, including one that could have allowed Brest to take a 3-0 lead! His calls to depth hurt, but they are useless without effectiveness. Replace 56 with Jrmy Le Douaron (no no).
Martín Satriano (2): his best action? Great defensive comeback from Golovin… As you may have understood, the attacker on loan from Inter Milan has never been dangerous. Replace 64 with Steve Mouni (no no).
Youcef Belali (7): The Algerian international set fire to the Monegasque defense alone in the first half! His ability to accelerate on the counter and take out one-on-ones dealt damage, as did his solo goal from him. So it caused Aguilar a lot of trouble. But he conceded a vital penalty that revived Monaco. Before putting his foot down during the second act, during which he doesn’t sufficiently wrap his shot wide. Replace 77 with Sad Rafiki (no no).
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MONACO 4-2 BREASTS (halftime: 1-2) – FRANCE – Ligue 1 / Matchday 37
Stadium: Stade Louis II, Fontvieille – Referee: Brisard Jerome, France
Goals : W. Ben Yedder (44th, pen.) W. Ben Yedder (51st) W. Ben Yedder (54th) K. Volland (70th) for MONACO – J. Duverne (10th) Y. Belali (23 °) for BREST