Monaco returns to just one point behind PSG, leader, thanks to its victory this Sunday against Brest (2-0). At the end of a match full of twists and turns where three goals (two for Brest and one for Monaco) were refused, the Monegasques scored two goals thanks to Zakaria (16th) and Golovin (69th).
During a rather sad afternoon of Ligue 1, Monegasques and Brest raised the level of spectacle by delivering a committed, rhythmic match full of twists and turns. Even if the main actor in the first act was the VAR truck, which was in high demand in the Principality. Well into the game by settling into the Monegasque camp, Brest thought they had made the perfect shot when Le Douaron pushed Camara's center deep (11th). But their joy was short-lived since a foul by Lees-Melou, on Balogun's shin, was reported at the start of the action, prompting referee Mr Wattellier to refuse the goal. The Bretons could have been frustrated, especially as five minutes later, Monaco found the opening on a furious header from Zakaria, served by Golovin from a corner (1-0, 16th). ASM was doing well before coming very close to the break, Balogun also seeing his nice dive canceled for a very contentious offside (25th). Never two without three says the famous proverb, the visitors paid the price. Two minutes later, Brassier scored, also with a header, but the flag rose again with confirmation from the video. The two teams went blow for blow but a few centimeters prevented the match from turning into madness.
Rather happy given the scenario, Monaco led at the break and was content with this score for a long time, leaving the initiative of the game to their opponent. Stade Brestois continued to attack relentlessly under the leadership of Lees-Melou, in all the good offensive moves. But nothing went the way of Éric Roy's men, surprised by Monegasque talent. At the end of a superb collective action, Golovin doubled the lead on a cross from Fofana (2-0, 69th). Adi Hütter's team maximized its efforts, unlike Brest who couldn't even count on the amounts. Chardonnet (72nd) then Lees-Melou (77th) hit the post then the bar without success. And as the evening was destined to turn sour for the Finistériens, Brassier received a second yellow card in added time (93rd), closing this part with an astonishing scenario with a nasty mistake.
Dominant in the game, Stade Brestois, 6th in the standings, leaves the Rock with zero points and concedes its third loss in a row in Ligue 1. Conversely, Monaco regains victory after its defeat in Lille and climbs back to 2nd place , before the Nice-Rennes clash scheduled for this evening at the Allianz Riviera.