Monaco returned to contact with the podium. Domineering but ineffective for a long time, ASM disposed of Brest (2-0) and returned to a level with Lyon, third, while awaiting OM-OL this Sunday evening (9 p.m.). In line with their convincing victory in Paris (2-0) on February 21, Niko Kovac’s proteges shone with their solidity, and remain undefeated in 2021.
If the defense was very visible, it was not until the last quarter of an hour to see Monaco take the lead. Stevan Jovetic (76th) and Kevin Volland (90th) freed Monegasques frustrated by a heroic performance by Gautier Larsonneur (8 parades).
Larsonneur delayed the deadline
The Breton goalkeeper, back after the catastrophic performance of the former Parisian Sébastien Cibois against Lyon (3-2 defeat), even stopped a penalty shot by Wissam Ben Yedder (30th).
Obtained after a “reflex” hand from Romain Perraud, this penalty opened a waltz of Monegasque opportunities. Ben Yedder came up against a superb Larsonneur (46th), then Sofiane Diop found the crossbar (55th) before finding Larsonneur (57th). Aguilar (58th), Jovetic (74th) and Disasi (75th) also collided with the Brest goalkeeper, before finding the fault. Monaco conceded only one real opportunity, on a free kick kicked by Jean Lucas (83rd), passed very close to the frame.