AS Mónaco – Rennes – Narrow win for Monaco, at home to Rennes (2-1)

AS Mónaco vs. Rennes

AS Mónaco eased past Rennes in a 2-1 victory on Sunday at the Stade Louis II. Monaco were looking to pick up points, following a 1-0 victory against Reims. Rennes, on the other hand, were unable to beat Paris Saint-Germain in a 1-1 draw. As it stands, Monaco and Rennes currently occupy 3rd and 7th spots in the league, with 77 points and 55 points respectively after 37 matches.

Monaco dominated the first half, thanks to Wissam Ben Yedder finding the net, on 16 minutes. They then scored again, increasing their advantage thanks to a goal from Aleksandr Golovin at the 29 minute mark, to take a 2-0 lead into half time.

The Rennais took the initiative in the second half, with a goal from Benjamin Bourigeaud, 68 minutes in, leaving the final score at 2-1.

For Monaco, Axel Disasi, Krepin Diatta, Eliot Matazo, Ruben Aguilar and Fode Toure, came on for Guillermo Maripan, Gelson Martins, Aleksandr Golovin, Kevin Volland and Wissam Ben Yedder. Rennes brought on Sehrou Guirassy, Romain Del Castillo, Adrien Truffert and Gerzino Nyamsi, to replace Eduardo Camavinga, Jeremy Doku, Faitout Maouassa and Martin Terrier.

The referee booked Benoit Badiashile and Guillermo Maripan from Monaco. Rennes had the worst of it though, with Benjamin Bourigeaud and Nayef Aguerd seeing yellow, and Damien Da Silva then sent off with a red.

Monaco will next travel to RC Lens, while Rennes will face Nîmes at home.

Technical card:
AS Mónaco: Benjamin Lecomte, Djibril Sidibe, Benoit Badiashile, Guillermo Maripan (Axel Disasi, min.63), Aleksandr Golovin (Eliot Matazo, min.71), Aurelien Tchouameni, Youssouf Fofana, Caio Henrique, Gelson Martins (Krepin Diatta, min.71), Wissam Ben Yedder (Fode Toure, min.84) and Kevin Volland (Ruben Aguilar, min.83)
Rennes: Alfred Gomis, Hamari Traore, Nayef Aguerd, Damien Da Silva, Faitout Maouassa (Adrien Truffert, min.67), Benjamin Bourigeaud, Eduardo Camavinga (Sehrou Guirassy, min.46), Steven Nzonzi, Jeremy Doku (Romain Del Castillo, min.67), Flavien Tait and Martin Terrier (Gerzino Nyamsi, min.87)
Stadium: the Stade Louis II
Goals: Wissam Ben Yedder (1-0, min. 16), Aleksandr Golovin (2-0, min. 29) and Benjamin Bourigeaud (2-1, min. 68)