Monaco beat Lens at home & Funds raised for children association

Berbatov and Ferreira-Carrasco scored for a 2-0 win over Lens

Tuesday, December 2, AS Monaco beat Lens 2-0 gaining 3 more valuable points for a total of 23 and an 8th position on the French league ladder. As a follow up to the 16th edition of the No-Finish-Line, Ariane Favaloro, president of the association Children and the Future, and film producer Michel Merkt, a very generous man representing KNM, gave the fictitious Kick off for the match in the presence of club vice-president Vadim Vasilyev. The solidarity race raised almost Euro 350.000 for the association of which Euro 57.000 were collected by the ASM via their official partner KNM. Sport and solidarity are a perfect fit!

In spite of the absence of several keep players due to injuries, Portuguese coach Leonardo Jardim managed to put together a winning line up, even if he was booed when his name was announced during the presentation of the teams. The situation did not look promising for the Red and Whites when at the 35th minute Wallace got red-carded and the team was reduced to 10 men. But Monaco persevered and the situation improved in the second half when Bulgarian Dimitar Berbatov opened the score at the 64th min after a penalty fault committed by Lemoigne from Lens. The Croatian Goalkeeper Danijel Suba was the hero of the evening stopping any shots on goal from the visiting team. Then came the second goal by Belgian Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco 3 minutes into extra time sealing the well-deserved victory for the Monegasques, and giving the fans a perfect reason to celebrate.

Upcoming matches

  • Friday, December 5 at 20:30 – Monaco beat Toulouse FC 2-0 and has now 26 points
  • Tuesday, December 9 at 20:45 – Monaco receives FC Zenit St. Petersburg for the UEFA Champions League, Group Stage 6
  • On Sunday, December 14 at 21 :00 – Monaco plays home against Olympique Marseille

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