Ligue 1 – Payet, Harit, Balerdi, Golovin, Ben Yedder… Monaco’s tops and flops – Marseille

The tops

One purpose, one help. Here’s what Dimitri Payet’s meager document was earlier than this Sunday this season. In half an hour in Monaco, the Marseille midfielder, in a greater than marginal function this season, was merely concerned in as many objectives, with two assists. Getting into the sport to interchange the unlucky Amine Harit, the Reunionese greater than made his half hour on the pitch worthwhile. By first serving Jordan Veretout on the Marseille equalizer. Then by acquiring a free kick at the least beneficiant – if not imaginary – which he remodeled into an providing for Sead Kolasinac on the ultimate motion of the assembly. The depth of his pleasure left little doubt: the 35-year-old participant actually wanted a night like this.

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  • Golovin continues to shine

Aleksandr Golovin has been a assured participant in latest weeks. Earlier than the reception of OM, the Russian midfielder remained on two objectives and an help in his final three matches. And he rode that wave. Writer of an outstanding sequence to ship Diatta to acquire the penalty of 1-1, the Monegasque maestro then positioned himself completely between the traces to launch Volland on the second purpose of his crew. A full match individually, not rewarded collectively. However he can sleep peacefully in the course of the truce.

  • Sanchez and Ben Yedder’s sweets

Artists, there have been on the garden of Louis-II Sunday night. They usually behaved as such. Shortly after half an hour of play, Alexis Sanchez opened the scoring with a powerful free kick (thirty fifth). Ball left above the (nice) Monegasque wall to go down in a short time: the Chilean made the ankle of the nice ball handlers communicate, on a set piece which he had obtained himself after a pleasant oriented management. Ten minutes later, Wissam Ben Yedder answered him with a relaxed panenka (forty fifth). A delight.

Wissam Ben Yedder’s panenka towards Monaco

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  • OM, half-hour of character… and effectivity

Marseille took an enormous blow to the pinnacle when Amine Harit was evacuated on a stretcher. Then one other when Kevin Volland gave Monaco the lead ten minutes later. However the Phocaeans, in unhealthy form, didn’t collapse… and went to the necessities: two pictures, two objectives within the second interval. Most effectivity after an extended laborious second act. And a situation that may do good to the heads, after the top of conferences which had turned within the different path not too long ago, in Strasbourg and towards Tottenham.

The flops

Our eyes have been naturally turned to Mattéo Guendouzi, Jordan Veretout and Youssouf Fofana, who will likely be from the World Cup in Qatar with the Blues. However any damage to a future globalist is heartbreaking, much more so. Shortly earlier than the hour mark, Amine Harit suffered a violent knee-to-knee shock with the highly effective Axel Disasi, instantly holding his left leg, his eyes vast. The belief rightly didn’t provide gradual movement. However the state of shock of the Moroccan worldwide and his opponent Youssouf Fofana, who mimicked what he noticed to his teammates, might result in worry the worst. The previous Schalke 04 was evacuated on a stretcher.

Amine Harit’s damage towards Monaco

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That is neither the primary nor the final time that now we have thought of it, and Axel Disasi confirmed it himself after the assembly. However the Louis-II stadium was of no use to AS Monaco on Sunday night. Worse, we heard the Marseille supporters who had traveled greater than 200km greater than the Monegasques. It was screaming on every of OM’s objectives, fixed in the course of the match, and virtually humiliating on the finish of the match, the place the Phocaeans launched a “to arms” with their supporters. It is a process for the ASM…

  • Balerdi may have been costly

Leonardo Balerdi will not be essentially the most constant of Marseille defenders, to place it mildly. And the Argentinian confirmed it once more on Sunday night. Simply earlier than the break, it was he who put Monaco again within the sport whereas OM dominated his topic. Within the duel with Diatta, the previous Dortmund first dropped the ball, permitting his opponent to enter the realm, the place he made a mistake. On the second Monegasque purpose, many Marseilles are in charge, however he changed himself too softly to shut the area to Volland. With out consequence for OM… however a sport to neglect.

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