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French Ligue 1Monaco vs Lyon: The Monégasques climb to 7th place with a win...

Monaco vs Lyon: The Monégasques climb to 7th place with a win at home

Monaco vs Lyon
Ligue 1
Stade Louis II

Monaco and Lyon, having had mediocre starts to the season. Went into last night’s fixture in need of points. The first half was a pretty eventful one with both teams creating chances. However, neither team was able to get on the scoresheet, resulting in a scoreless half.

The second half, on the other hand, had goals to show. It was the hosts who scored the first. They went on to find a second as well.

Following the second goal it was all Lyon. The visitors dominated the rest of the game but were not able to get anything from the fixture. As they ended up losing 2-1, following Ekambi’s 81st minute goal.

Monaco vs Lyon: Match report

Full time score: AS Monaco – Olympique Lyonnais (0-0) 2-1

Referee: Clement Turpin

Goals: Badiashile (56′), Maripan (63′) for Monaco. Toko Ekambi (81′) for OL.

Bookings: Lukeba (66′), Lacazette (78′) for Lyon. Golovin (85′) for Monaco

OL : Lopes – Gusto, Mendes (Cherki 74′), Lukeba, Tagliafico – Caqueret (Dembélé 61′), Lepenant (Reine-Adelaïde 74′), Tolisso (83′ Faivre) – Tetê, Lacazette (cap.), Toko Ekambi . Coach: P.Bosz

Monaco : Nubel – Disasi (cap), Maripan (Clément 68′), Badiashile – Vanderson (Aguilar 72′), Camara, Fofana, Caio Henrique – Diatta (Martins 85′), Embolo (Ben Yedder 85′), Golovin (Jakobs 85′). Coach: P. Clement

Post-match reactions

Peter Bosz: “I saw a lot of good things except for the outcome of the game. We should have defended better from set pieces, they are good at that. It’s hard but we lost because of it. We have to keep working on that, we don’t have a lot of tall players so unfortunately it can happen. The players did not let go even after the second goal. We scored only once unfortunately but the possibilities were there. We lost tonight but we played well, we did not deserve to lose, we had chances. I saw a team that fights, that is not afraid. We didn’t give up and almost scored another goal to tie the game. Today I saw a team that played with confidence, with a good mentality. The team played the way I want them to play. When you play like that you have to win. Hopefully this defeat will give us strength, we were better than a team like Monaco so that should give us confidence for the future. The players gave their all, even at the end I saw Karl Toko Ekambi sprinting in defense and that’s exactly the mindset I want to see.

Benoît Badiashile: “It’s always very important to win. At the end of the match it was a little more challenging to manage because Lyon went all out, but we managed to weather that — that’s the most important thing. We are really very happy because it was a big game where we managed to take home the three points.”

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