Travelling Olympique de Marseille are humbled in a 3-1 defeat by AS Monaco

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Technical card:
AS Monaco: Benjamin Lecomte, Djibril Sidibe, Benoit Badiashile, Guillermo Maripan, Caio Henrique, Ruben Aguilar (Aleksandr Golovin, min.46), Youssouf Fofana, Aurelien Tchouameni, Sofiane Diop (Krepin Diatta, min.68), Kevin Volland (Pietro Pellegri, min.90) and Wissam Ben Yedder (Stevan Jovetic, min.78)
Olympique de Marseille: Steve Mandanda, Leonardo Balerdi, Alvaro Gonzalez, Duje Caleta Car, Pol Lirola, Pape Alassane Gueye, Mickael Cuisance (Saif-Eddine Khaoui, min.76), Hiroki Sakai, Florian Thauvin (Valere Germain, min.67), Dario Benedetto (Arek Milik, min.59) and Nemanja Radonjic (Dimitri Payet, min.69)
Stadium: the Stade Louis II
Goals: Nemanja Radonjic (0-1, min. 12), Guillermo Maripan (1-1, min. 47), Aurelien Tchouameni (2-1, min. 75) and Stevan Jovetic (3-1, min. 90)

Monaco beats Marseille 3-1 on Saturday at the Stade Louis II. AS Monaco were looking to pick up points after winning their previous two games against Montpellier HSC away and Angers SCO at home, by 3-2 and 3-0 respectively. Olympique de Marseille were beaten 2-1 in the previous match against Nîmes Olympique. At the moment, AS Monaco are currently 4th with 39 points from 21 matches, while Olympique de Marseille sit in 6th, with 32 points from 21.

Olympique de Marseille started the game well, beginning with Nemanja Radonjic opening the scoring, 12 minutes in. However, they didn’t maintain the lead for long though, an equalizer from a Guillermo Maripan just before half-time brought AS Monaco level to see out the first half 1-1.

AS Monaco continued to pile on the pressure the second half and were rewarded, following a goal from Aurelien Tchouameni in the 75th minute. Later, AS Monaco scored again and increased their advantage thanks to a goal from Stevan Jovetic in the 90th minute just before the final whistle. The game ended with a 3-1 victory for AS Monaco.

For Monaco, Aleksandr Golovin, Krepin Diatta, Stevan Jovetic and Pietro Pellegri came on for Dario Benedetto, Florian Thauvin, Nemanja Radonjic and Mickael Cuisance, while Marseille brought on Arek Milik, Valere Germain, Dimitri Payet and Saif-Eddine Khaoui to replace Dario Benedetto, Florian Thauvin, Nemanja Radonjic and Mickael Cuisance.

There were bookings for Krepin Diatta, Aleksandr Golovin and Youssouf Fofana from Monaco and Leonardo Balerdi, Hiroki Sakai, Saif-Eddine Khaoui and Pape Alassane Gueye for Marseille.

AS Monaco will next play FC Nantes away, with Olympique de Marseille facing Stade Rennais at home.

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