Monaco Fought hard For Draw In A Match Againts Lorient


2017 French champion with Monaco, Tiemoué Bakayoko played a very ugly trick at his former club by equalizing, from the head (2-2, 90th+5), to the last second of a match that could have allowed Adi Hütter’s men to regain the place of runner-up of Paris Saint-Germain.

But, after the victory of Nice in Lens (3-1) and the draw of Brest against Lille (1-1), the players of the Principality were not able to take advantage of it. With 46 points, they remain, eight days from the end of the season, one point from Brest (2nd), with three units ahead of Lille and Nice.

For its part, Lorient remains stuck in the background of the table (15th), but has regained a point ahead of Nantes, barragiste (16th).

Badly embarked in his mach Monaco quickly gave in to the excellent start of Lorient’s meeting, with, in particular, a fire Mohamed Bamba. Served as an entrance by Laurent Abergel of a subtle deviation in the Monegasque surface, the Ivorian did not ask himself any question.

On his powerful volley, which crashed on Radoslaw Majecki’s outside post, the ball returned like a boomerang on Wilfried Singo, who could not react quickly enough to avoid scoring against his side (0-1, 1st).

While Lorient still offered itself some opportunities, especially in its four corners obtained in the first eight minutes, Adi Hütter’s men subsequently dominated.

If Wissam Ben Yedder, in the surface, was countered at the last moment (4th), if Yvon Mvogo saved his foot in front of Aleksandr Golovin ideally served by Denis Zakaria (8th), if Takumi Minamino, thrown by Singo, shot on the post (15th), it was a second goal against his side in the match, of Formosa Mendy this time, which allowed Monaco to equalize (1-1, 27th).

Just before half-time, Majecki made a nice stop ahead of Ayman Kari (45th). But Monaco tried to continue its work of undermining on the return from the locker rooms. It was at the end of their fifth corner of the second period that the players of the Principality finally took the advantage. International Youssouf Fofana scored, from the head, his second goal of the season (2-1, 60th).

Subsequently, Monaco could have increased its lead. But Mvogo made a superb reflex stop on a flight of Akliouche at close range in the surface (65th).

And this inability to take shelter was expensive: with one goal conceded in the first minute and another in the last minute, Monaco, which has not yet won at home in 2024, may blame itself.

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