Last night, the Monegasques were expected to put their best foot forward at Toulouse Stadium. Head-to-head with the bottom of the board Toulouse team with nothing to lose, ASM managed to win (2-1) under the impetus of a fiery Wissam Ben Yedder, both scorer and decisive passer. We especially remember the magnificent tribute of the Toulouse supporters for the French striker, in this trip to his former home field.
“The Stadium’s Prince Wissam for eternity.” In the staggered stands of the Stadium, Toulouse fans deployed this banner that paid tribute to Monegasque striker, Wissam Ben Yedder, scorer of 71 goals from 2010 to 2016 with Téfécé. The French international did just as well yesterday: he scored in the 4th minute, following a penalty obtained by Jean-Kévin Augustin, who was very pesky at the tip of the attack and then refused to celebrate his goal in front of the Toulouse supporters, opting rather to pose with his hand on his heart. Later, he delivered the game-winning assist in the waning minutes of the game. In the 84th minute, he struck a crisp cross to Gelson Martins who tapped the ball into the goal.
5 points from the podium
At the end of this match, Leonardo Jardim could finally catch his breath. But he did not fail to note the new defensive difficulties encountered during the first half. “It’s an important win because we’ve only won one away game since the start of the season and for a club like Monaco, it’s not enough. (…) But I would like a little more regularity out of my team because we sometimes lack intensity in the same meeting,” he said in a press conference. Currently in 13th place, Monaco is halfway between the podium (Bordeaux, 3rd, is only 5 points ahead), and the red zone (Metz, 18th, is 6 points behind).
Saturday night (8 pm), Amiens will meet Monaco at the Stade Louis II for a crucial match if the Principality’s team is to move forward. Given the quality of the squad, they are fully capable!
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*Article originally published in the French edition of the Monaco Tribune.