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Monaco travel to Nimes and secure victory

Technical card:
Nimes: Baptiste Reynet, Sofiane Alakouch, Anthony Briancon, Florian Miguel, Birger Meling, Zinedine Ferhat, Andres Cubas (Lamine Fomba, min.72), Lucas Deaux, Yassine Benrahou (Haris Duljevic, min.86), Renaud Ripart (Niclas Eliasson, min.72) and Moussa Kone (Nolan Roux, min.66)
Monaco: Benjamin Lecomte, Djibril Sidibe, Benoit Badiashile, Guillermo Maripan, Fode Toure (Caio Henrique, min.64), Aleksandr Golovin (Ruben Aguilar, min.87), Aurelien Tchouameni, Youssouf Fofana (Stevan Jovetic, min.56), Sofiane Diop (Krepin Diatta, min.46), Kevin Volland and Wissam Ben Yedder (Cesc Fabregas, min.56)
Stadium: Stade Des Costieres
Goals: Aleksandr Golovin (0-1, min. 3), Aleksandr Golovin (0-2, min. 12), Lucas Deaux (1-2, min. 23), Zinedine Ferhat (2-2, min. 32), Aleksandr Golovin (2-3, min. 62), Kevin Volland (2-4, min. 77) and Niclas Eliasson (3-4, min. 81)

Monaco beat Nimes with a thumping 4-3 victory on Sunday at Stade Des Costieres. Nimes were looking forward to meeting again, following a previous defeat to PSG. Monaco were hoping to increase their winning streak after back-to-back victories against Nice and Nantes. As the table looks today, Nimes and Monaco are 20th, (15 points) and 4th, (48 points), in the table respectively, after 24 matches.

Monaco started strongly in the first half, beginning with early goal from Aleksandr Golovin in the 3rd minute. Later, Monaco scored again and increased their advantage thanks to a new goal from Aleksandr Golovin to make it 2-0. However, Nimes hit back in the 23rd minute, with a goal from Lucas Deaux. Later, Nimes scored again and snatched an equaliser thanks to a goal from Zinedine Ferhat, 32 minutes in. The score at half time was 2-2.

Monaco continued to pile on the pressure the second half and were rewarded, thanks to another goal from Aleksandr Golovin, completing a hat trick in minute 62. Later, Monaco scored again thanks to a goal from Kevin Volland in the 77th minute to establish the 4-2. Nimes pull-back thanks to a goal from Niclas Eliasson, 81 minutes in to establish the 4-3, and the game ended 4-3.

For Nimes Nolan Roux, Niclas Eliasson, Lamine Fomba and Haris Duljevic came on for Moussa Kone, Renaud Ripart, Andres Cubas and Yassine Benrahou, while Monaco brought on Krepin Diatta, Stevan Jovetic, Cesc Fabregas, Caio Henrique and Ruben Aguilar to replace Sofiane Diop, Youssouf Fofana, Wissam Ben Yedder, Fode Toure and Aleksandr Golovin.

There were bookings for Birger Meling from Nimes and Fode Toure and Benoit Badiashile for Monaco.

Nimes will next travel to Dijon, while Monaco will face Lorient at home.

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