Lille Metrople vs AS Monaco Match Report
On Friday evening, AS Monaco travelled to Stade Pierre-Mauroy to face a struggling Lillie Metropole.
Monaco came into the match with 15 points on board and being on second place, behind league leaders Paris Saint Germain. Meanwhile Lillie were on 5 points with 3 defeats from 6 games at the start of the season.
Monaco threatened right from the get go and were constantly putting the Lille defense under pressure from the first minute. The Monaco strikers constantly were hovering around the Lillie penalty box and were looking for an opening. However, the Lille defense stood strong and didn’t concede a goal until the first 20 minutes. But in the 23rd minute Lillie forward Anwar El Ghazi gave away the ball to Stefan Jovetic right in front of the Lillie box, Jovetic fired away a shot and gave Monaco the 1-0 lead.
The second goal came six minutes later when Lillie midfielder Thiago Maia couldn’t keep the ball in touch on the right side and it reached to Almany Toure, who broke into the box and played a low cross for Rachid Ghezzal who found the net with an easy shot and doubled Monaco’s lead.
Lille were struggling to keep up in the match and couldn’t even keep the ball on target with their shots, and also failed to deliver a proper cross into the box in the first half.
The teams went into the break with Monaco leading 2-0.
In the second half it did not take Monaco long to score their third, Rony Lopes broke into the box beating the Lille defense with ease and tried his luck the ball bounced of goalkeeper Mike Maignan and fell for Falcao, whose headed the ball into an open net from six yards out.
Monaco wrapped up the win in the 80th minute when Jorge was supposedly taken down inside the box Lille midfielder Kouame but replays clearly showed that it was dive from the Brazilian defender.
Up stepped Radamel Falcao who tucked the ball into the bottom left corner and made the score 4-0 and wrapped up an easy win for his team.
Monaco remained in second place with 18 points, whereas, Lille in 17th with just 5 points on board.