Monaco-Nice: ASM offers derby and overtakes Nice in Europe race

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AS Monaco scored a very important breakthrough against Nice (1-0) in Louis-II on Wednesday. Thanks to Alexander Golovin, Monegasque won its fifth consecutive victory and overtook Eglon in the race for European places.

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A special perfume floated over this Riviera derby, which was very important in the battle for European realms. One point separated Nice fourth and Monaco sixth at the starting line, the two ambitious leaders in this final sprint in Ligue 1. A blow that had been padlocked for a long time, as much as a lack of accuracy in the front. and snatched by Monegasque of Aleksandr Golovin (1-0), who receive a major blow in this frenetic race for Europe.

a blow that has long flopped

In the eyes of Mercedes team boss Toto Wolf, both teams struggled to get us to vibrate in the first corners. While Aurelian Tchoumeni was the first to frame outside the area (24th), the first real thrill came before half an hour, when Mario Lemina’s crowd stopped in a very limited way in the Monegasque area (27th). Facing a well-grouped and alert defence, the midfielder often preferred to take his chances from afar without being precise (Lemina 13th then 23rd, Tchoumeni 16th, Joseph Fofana 31st).

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The first time Monegasque was able to destabilize Egalon, Wissam Ben Yedder concluded a quick throw with a kick off the ground by Walter Benitez (38th). It was at the end a fine ball from the Nice goalkeeper, who came, oddly enough to deflect a cross from Vanderson, that Alexander Golovin sent the ball down into the surface fox when both teams already had the lead. when they went to the pits. (45th +2).

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Monaco continues its big comeback

Russia’s third goal of the season in Ligue 1, their second against Jim, after scoring in a 2–2 draw between the two teams in the first leg. Invincible for four days and several victories, including the last in Rennes (2–3) against a direct competitor, Monaco struck a blow in the second half for their fifth successive series in the championship.

Andy Delorte then tried to voice the rebellion with a slightly too uncrossed header (65th) with a firecracker caught on two feet by Alexander Nubel (47th). But Nice was dominant in Philippe Clement’s side, and Ben Yedder could also score his 20th goal of the season without a post (71st).

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Less exciting for five matches and his stupendous success against Paris (1-0), Nicoise (5th) could pay very dearly at the end of the season for this new outing, which a few weeks ago dreamed of being in C1. Used to see But Monegasque, who haven’t finished a day in the top 5 this season, have overtaken them, now with a two-point lead in fourth place. See you at the 34th corner of this enigmatic League 1.

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