Monegasques solidify position in League 1 top quarter with win over Nantes
It was freezing cold this past Saturday evening but it did not stop us from going to the football match at Stade Louis II, to witness Monaco’s victory over Nantes thanks to a goal from Silva. It was not an easy game where 7 of the Monaco players are under 21 years old (replacing Toulalan, Bakayoko and Kondogbia who are injured), confronting the more experienced men led by Michel Der Zakarian who planned to collect 3 points with a win or at least 1 with a tie, but The Canaries flew back home empty handed. Monaco’s coach Leonardo Jardim’s mission is “To win and to form”, and he is doing a great job at that.
Portuguese 19-year old midfielder Bernardo Silva (15), who is on a season-long loan from Benfica with an option to move to Monaco permanently, scored the only goal at 73 minutes that sealed the Monegasque’s victory and enabled the team to continue their remarkable triumphant streak all competitions included. Croatian Danijel Subasic (1) added to his unbeaten record stopping all shots on goal from the visiting team. There was panic in Monaco’s goal area just seconds before the end on the third minute of additional time, when Veretout’s (25) shot ricochet off Nantes teammate Audel (21) landed on the transversal bar. But that is history.
Monaco remains 5th with a total of 36 points solidifying their position in the League 1 top quarter of the table:
Furthermore, the Monegasques are also competing in the French Cup 16th, the French League Cup Semifinals, as well as the Champions League 16th. Quite a busy agenda for the first trimester of the year!
Wednesday, January 21 at 17:00 – Monaco – Evian (French Cup, 16th)
Saturday, January 24 at 17:00 – Lille – Monaco (League 1, 22nd)
Sunday, February 1 – Monaco – Lyon (League 1, 23rd)
Wednesday, February 4 – Monaco – Bastia (French League Cup, Semifinals)
Sunday, February 8 – Guingamp – Monaco (League 1, 24th)
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