MONACO. Monaco beats Montpellier 3-1. Monaco was just to good to grab a decisive 3-0 lead with K. Volland (13′), W. Ben Yedder (17′) and G. Martins (62′). Montpellier reduced the distance with a penalty (81′) by T. Savanier, but there was not much to do for them. Monaco was vastly superior ball possession (65%) was among the key factors of its victory.
The match was held at the Stade Louis II. Stadium in Monaco on Sunday and this began at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was François Letexier with the assistance of Cyril Mugnier and Mathieu Grosbost. The 4th official was Olivier Thual. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant around 18.9 degrees Celsius or 65.95 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 67%.
Monaco was in firm control of the ball 65% while Montpellier was struggling with a 35% ball possession.
Monaco was more aggressive with 42 dangerous attacks and 13 shots of which 4 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Monaco won the match.
Monaco shot 13 times, 4 on target, 9 off target. On the opposite side, Montpellier shot 13 times, 3 on target, 10 off target.
Monaco received 1 yellow card (G. Maripan). On the opposite side, Montpellier received 4 yellow cards (N. Cozza, M. Ristic, B. Makouana and T. Savanier).
After playing this match, Monaco will have 17 points like Olympique Marseille, Angers SCO and Nantes to move down in the 8th place. On the other side, Montpellier will stay with 13 points like Clermont to stay in the 13th place.
W. Ben Yedder
W. Ben Yedder
T. Savanier (Penalty)
Montpellier will host Nantes on the 31st of October with a 7-5 head to head in favor of Nantes (3 draws).
Monaco: Formation and Lineups
Monaco started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
The manager Niko Kovač chose to play with the following team: Alexander Nübel , Ruben Aguilar , Guillermo Maripán , Strahinja Pavlović , Caio Henrique , Gelson Martins , Eliot Matazo , Aurélien Tchouaméni , Sofiane Diop , Kevin Volland and Wissam Ben Yedder .
Monaco made 5 changes: G. Maripan for A. Disasi (46′), C. Henrique for I. Jakobs (67′), S. Diop for Jean Lucas (67′), W. Ben Yedder for M. Boadu (74′) and G. Martins for Y. Fofana (75′).
Top player: Kevin Volland
The player who no doubt impressed Monaco the most was Kevin Volland.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 39 passes (79% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 4 duels out of 8.
Montpellier: Formation and Lineups
Montpellier started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
On the other side, Olivier Dall’Oglio played with: Jonas Omlin , Junior Sambia , Maxime Estève , Mamadou Sakho , Nicolas Cozza , Joris Chotard , Leo Leroy , Florent Mollet , Teji Savanier , Stephy Mavididi and Valère Germain .
Montpellier made 5 changes: N. Cozza for E. Wahi (46′), L. Leroy for M. Ristic (46′), J. Sambia for A. Souquet (63′), S. Mavididi for B. Makouana (65′) and V. Germain for N. Gioacchini (66′).
Top player: Teji Savanier
Probably the most impressive player in Montpellier was Teji Savanier.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 39 passes (79% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 9 duels out of 15. He performed 5 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Ligue 1