Ligue 1: AS Monaco follows up in Lille and puts pressure on OM

Victorious in Lille (2-1), Monaco continues its sublime rise and climbs to the second place of the French Championship. The pursuers are warned.

This Friday night, Monaco had the opportunity to win everything. On an excellent dynamic of seven consecutive victories since its victory against PSG (3-0), the Monegasques had the opportunity to strike a big blow if they win in Lille. Taking advantage of a Lille team in difficulty and whistled from the beginning of the game by its public, ASM started its game timidly, without much caution, like this shot of David, not on target (7th) and a festival of Gudmundsson, which finally led to nothing (9th).

Monaco were then pushed around in the first quarter of an hour, but they still managed to escape the opening goal thanks to Nübel, who was alert in front of Weah (12th). It was not until the pressure of the Dogues decreased during the first half that the players of the Rock woke up with Volland, who was inaccurate with his head (26th). And it is finally a few moments before half-time that ASM managed to open the score. Ben Yedder was able to pass to Tchouaméni in front of the box, who made a beautiful sequence before finishing with a dry shot (1-0, 42e).

Tchouaméni in boss mode

Clement’s men had done the hardest before the break and now had to ensure against Lille eager to win back their public. And after a first alert from Bamba (52nd), Gomes tried an individual breakthrough and pulverized Nübel with a beautiful curved shot to equalize (1-1, 69th). Enough to cool down the Asémites. But Monaco has a player capable of making the difference: Tchouaméni. Already a scorer in the first half, the French international fired a powerful shot from 30 meters to give his team the lead, with the help of the post (2-1, 75th).

A sumptuous goal that will nail LOSC, unable to return to the score after that, despite a beautiful attempt of Weah close to the bar (77th). The Monegasque team won their eighth consecutive game, which is decisive in the race for the C1, as they are now provisionally in second place – before receiving Brest – and put pressure on all the contenders for the podium, with two days to go. Lille, 10th, is still sinking before going to Nice.

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