Monaco work hard to secure a 1 goal win against OGC Nice

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Technical card:
AS Monaco: Benjamin Lecomte, Djibril Sidibe, Benoit Badiashile (Axel Disasi, min.46), Guillermo Maripan, Caio Henrique, Krepin Diatta (Ruben Aguilar, min.69), Aurelien Tchouameni, Youssouf Fofana, Sofiane Diop (Fode Toure, min.83), Kevin Volland (Stevan Jovetic, min.83) and Wissam Ben Yedder (Aleksandr Golovin, min.64)
OGC Nice: Walter Benitez, Dan Ndoye (Myziane Maolida, min.46), Alexis Claude-Maurice (Jeff Reine-Adelaide, min.46), Morgan Schneiderlin, William Saliba, Jean-Clair Todibo (Flavius Daniliuc, min.75), Jordan Lotomba (Andy Pelmard, min.60), Pierre Lees-Melou (Rony Lopes, min.73), Hassane Kamara, Amine Gouiri and Kasper Dolberg
Stadium: the Stade Louis II
Goals: Wissam Ben Yedder (1-0, min. 28), Pierre Lees-Melou (1-1, min. 47) and Wissam Ben Yedder (2-1, min. 51)

Nice on away loss to Monaco at the Stade Louis II on Wednesday. AS Monaco were looking to pick up points after winning their previous two games against FC Nantes away and Olympique de Marseille at home, by 2-1 and 3-1 respectively. OGC Nice were beaten 1-0 in the previous match against AS Saint-Étienne. As it stands, AS Monaco and OGC Nice currently occupy 4th and 14th spots in the league, with 42 points and 26 points respectively after 23 matches.

AS Monaco scored first, beginning with Wissam Ben Yedder opening the scoring in the 28th minute. However, their lead didn’t last for long, as an equalizer from a Pierre Lees-Melou just before half-time brought OGC Nice level and the first half ended 1-1.

The second half started all good for AS Monaco, thanks to another goal from Wissam Ben Yedder, scoring his second goal in the 51st minute, sealing a resounding 2-1 victory for the home side.

For AS Monaco Axel Disasi, Aleksandr Golovin, Ruben Aguilar, Fode Toure and Stevan Jovetic came on for Benoit Badiashile, Wissam Ben Yedder, Krepin Diatta, Sofiane Diop and Kevin Volland, and Nice brought on Myziane Maolida, Jeff Reine-Adelaide, Andy Pelmard, Rony Lopes and Flavius Daniliuc for Dan Ndoye, Alexis Claude-Maurice, Jordan Lotomba, Pierre Lees-Melou and Jean-Clair Todibo.

The referee booked four players from OGC Nice, Jean-Clair Todibo, Alexis Claude-Maurice, Morgan Schneiderlin and Jordan Lotomba.

AS Monaco will next play Nîmes Olympique away, with OGC Nice facing Angers SCO at home.

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