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Ligue 1: Victory for Monaco and Regains 2nd Place

Monaco snatched the victory in Lyon on the 37 h match of Ligne 1 on Saturday 12th May, 2018, and at the same time found the 2nd place in the league.

Monaco achieved a magnificent operation thanks to its victory in added time against Saint-Etienne (1-0), Saturday night at the Stade Louis-II at the 37th day of L1, and, at the same time, regained the 2nd place ranking.

When Fabinho started to hit his penalty against a Stéphane Ruffier who, until then, had come out, the pressure was strong on the shoulder of the Brazilian.

But he did not shake. And Monaco, forceps, found his place as dolphin of Paris SG because Lyon collapsed in Strasbourg (3-2).

This happiness Riviera is the misfortune of the Stephans in the race for Europe. They are now in 8th place at 2 Nice points, 6th, qualified for the 3rd preliminary round of Europa League.

Saint-Etienne, in a scheme with three central defenders, had decided to play high and spread the game to the maximum from the beginning of the meeting.

But these offensive wills imply a defensive concentration at all times. Gabriel Silva’s back pass was intercepted by Moussa Sylla. But the young substitute Falcao was taken by Loïc Perrin (4).

This call to order did not, however, change the Greens in their intensions. This time, Silva overflowed on his left side and offered a goal ball to Remy Cabella. Only 10 meters away, the former Montpellier did not fit (14).

Gradually, however, the Monegasques took control of the match. Much sharper than in recent times and in front of the eyes of Didier Deschamps, Thomas Lemar drove a good dynamic. His center was not taken over by Yuri Tielemans (19).



Then followed a festival of distant strikes not framed by the Red and White (Moutinho 29, Lopes 30, Lemar 45 + 1). In front, Silva, he, framed the only strike of the first period. Danijel Subasic was in charge (29), before seeing a final attempt of Perrin deflected by Kamil Glik, falling back just behind his crossbar (43).

At the resumption, Monaco, while Lyon was led to Strasbourg, accentuated his domination. Shoved into the box by Théophile-Catherine, Lopes did not get a penalty (53). Then the Portuguese stumbled on a very good Stéphane Ruffier (58).

After seeing Cabella force Subasic to a big stop (62), Gasset played his all-out with Monet-Pacquet and Hamouma. The Foreziens then lived their best period, punctuated by a reflex reflex of Subasic performed before Bamba (66).

But it was on his line that Bamba was going to be decisive. After a corner Lemar, Jemerson popped out of the head. And taped to his post, the striker Stephan disastrous disaster on his line (71).

Monaco was pushing hard. And Ruffier was extraordinary. After a volley of Sidibé next (79), the former Monaco goalkeeper came out twice on a free kick from Lemar and the recovery of Sylla (82). He was still impeccable in front of Pellegri (86).

But it was said that Monegasques most criticized lately were going to save theirs. Lemar, in a final duel on the left side, was mowed down by Debuchy. Fabinho converted the penalty from a right-footed one (1-0, 90 + 1) and allowed Monaco to take second place from L1 in Lyon.

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