Captain Wissam Ben Yedder scored twice as Monaco averted a late fightback in Friday’s 3-2 win at Montpellier in Ligue 1.
Kevin Volland and Ben Yedder netted inside an hour earlier than Elye Wahi and Andy Delort clawed Montpellier again into the sport however the Principality outfit moved three factors off Lille in third with the victory.
“We confirmed solidarity and depth. We all know at Montpellier it is all the time tough to win,” Ben Yedder’s team-mate Djibril Sibide informed Telefoot.
“To make the distinction within the match we needed to be centered from the primary to the final minute,” he added.
The hosts made 4 modifications from final weekend’s draw at Nantes as captain Hilton was named on the bench.
Wing-back Ruben Aguilar and defender Oliveira Silva got here into the guests’ beginning lineup as Caio Henrique and Gelson Martins dropped out from final Saturday’s house win over Angers.
Volland opened the scoring on 25 minutes after Ben Yedder was denied by the crossbar with an acrobatic overhead kick as the previous Bayer Leverkusen ahead volleyed house the rebound.
Ben Yedder was on the scoresheet 9 minutes later to say his first purpose in 5 matches as he headed in Henrique’s cross from the left on the entrance put up.
The 30-year-old claimed his second of proceedings to take his season tally as much as eight simply after the hour mark.
He transformed from the spot after teenager Wahi had taken Volland out within the field.
The 18-year-old made up for his error three minutes later by celebrating his second senior look together with his maiden purpose with a side-footed end.
Algeria ahead Delort then lower the deficit to 1 after 69 minutes by beating Benjamin Lecomte with a flick of his left heel for his tenth of the season, solely trailing Boulaye Dia and Kylian Mbappe.
Regardless of their late efforts the house aspect have been unable to search out an equaliser and keep in eighth place to go six video games and not using a win for the primary time since 2016.
On Saturday, Paris Saint-Germain might be with out coach Mauricio Pochettino for the journey to Angers after he examined constructive for Covid-19.
Dijon’s go to to Lorient on Sunday has been referred to as off after a virus outbreak among the many hosts.
The postponement of Sunday’s sport is the primary in Ligue 1 since Marseille’s assembly with Good on November 17 was shelved.
Saint-Etienne’s match with Strasbourg can also be below menace after a number of gamers members of Les Verts’ gamers and members of the administration crew contracted the sickness