30. This is the number of points that separated LOSC, second with 57 points, and AS Monaco, 17th with 27 units, before their match at Pierre-Mauroy stadium on Friday evening, counting for the 29th day of Ligue 1. While OGC Nice and Toulouse FC were separated in a draw (1-1), the two teams collided with two completely different goals. The Dogues were indeed able to take a ten point lead over Olympique Lyonnais, third and faced Montpellier on Sunday, while the Asémistes wanted to give more air and leave the red zone. For this meeting, Christophe Galtier scored the same starting line-up as during the victory in Saint-Etienne last weekend (0-1). For his part, Leonardo Jardim also opted for a 4-2-3-1 but with the properties of Glik, Aholou and Vinicius.
In Stade Pierre-Mauroy the two teams were quickly projected forward and the ball went from one camp to the other. After an interesting acceleration from Pepe (5th), AS Monaco reacted via Rony Lopes, but the Portuguese found Maignan en route (7th). The Mastiffs remained focused and gave themselves an enormous opportunity. Found by Ikoné, Bamba sent the ball to the cross-shot (11th). The public in Lille did not have time to blow that the Asémistes were already in the attack. After another stop from Maignan against Rony Lopes (13th), Gelson Martins did not like it either, the porter Lille remained vigilant again (15th). In this very pleasant match, the players of Christophe Galtier again came close to the opening of the score. When Bamba saw his shot come over (20th), Mendes missed the inevitable on a service from Pepe (24th).
Mike Maignan on fire side Lille … to the goal of Vinicius!
After a few minutes, the first period ended with new chances in Lille. At a Celik service, Bamba gushed, but the frame was still missing from close range (43). And just behind, Subasic released Pepe's powerful strike (45th). At the end of a hectic first act, the two teams always stood behind each other (0-0). After the break, the Asémistes did not postpone the Dogues, but Maignan continued his show. After fending off a heavy blow from Golovin (48), the 23-year-old keeper hijacked an attempt by Gelson Martins in a closed corner (49 & # 39;). The last bastion of the LOSC was on fire and continued its incredible match as it brought a new shot of the player on loan from Atlético de Madrid, this time with the right hand (54th). After the start of the second half, the players of Christophe Galtier came from their midfield. Writer of a good right side, Leao received the ball and presented himself for Subasic. The LOSC striker forgot his partners in the ashes and saw his shot being released by the Croatian goalkeeper (60).
The locals tried to open the score, but still lacked precision. The crashed attempt by Bamba was indeed captured by Subasic (68th). And after a few minutes without a single goal, AS Monaco thought to open the score. Author of a breakthrough shaft, Rony Lopes made a nice lob against Maignan, but his goal was denied for a hand on the counter favorably (69th). As time went on, the two coaches multiplied the changes, but the audience was still waiting for this small goal. Served full ash by Araujo, Ikoné missed his recovery from volley (85th). And while we were on our way to a draw, the ASM found the error late in the game. After a miss from Aholou, Vinicius inherited the ball in the area. The Brazilian then made a sombrero against Fonté before he clung with a flat foot that could not be stopped (90th, 0-1). The LOSC never returned. Thanks to this very important goal, the first of the 23-year-old, AS Monaco stole the three points to go to 16th place. Unbeaten in Ligue 1 since December 22 (1-2 against Toulouse), the LOSC fell and left important points en route.
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