In the central match of the 24th round of the championship of France Monaco has gained comeback victory over Lyon being in the minority.
In the central match of the 24 th round of the championship of France Lyon played against Monaco. Together with Marseille these teams are fighting for the second place which gives the direct berth into the group stage of the Champions League therefore additional motivation for football players wasn't necessary. It was the third head-to-head between Lyon and Monaco this season. In the first round of the championship and Cup Les tisseurs won with the similar score 3:2 so Monegasques had to think of a revenge.
On the 12th minute Lyon had managed to take the lead. Mariano Díaz unexpectedly decided on from thirty meters at the left – the ball has touched the full back and on a curve which was so artful for the goalkeeper, flew under the left post! Danijel Subašić in a jump has tried to save the team but was traumatized. Leonardo Jardim had to substitute his main goalkeeper and to field of Seydou Sy. Bruno Genezio's team continued to look more interestingly and shortly strengthened its advantage. Ferland Mendy from the left wing had brought the ball into goal area where Bertránd Traoré took the lead sent a ball into the gates!
Already in the waning half an hour of the playing time Monaco reduced the goal difference. Keita Balde with a head-start had rushed on a right wing of the penalty area– the ball flew into the gates. And then the referee awarded a penalty to Lyon, having observed Ferland Mendy in the penalty area took Kamil Glik during the set piece. Anthony Lopes struck aside Radamel Falcao's blow from a penalty line, however the Colombian successfully played on follow-up. That is how quickly Monegasques won back two goals.
Tempers flared and the referee started to give the cards right and left. At the end of the first half Monegasques were playing in minority after Keita Balde received another warning for a rough game. It is interesting that the football player received the first card for an unsporting behavior, namely a kick after a whistle. Before the break Lyon could take the lead but Andrea Raggi rushed under the dangerous kick of Kenny Tete. The first half ended with the score 2:2. By the way, on the way to a dressing room football players managed to quarrel in the subtribune room.
After a break Lyon tried to set in motion numerical superiority and Monaco started to defend the gates. Nevertheless, on the 55th minute Radamel Falcao had a goal chance but he missed a little. In this episode the Colombian goal-scorer received injury. He wasn’t able to continue the game and Stevan Jovetić substituted him.
In twenty minutes till the end of the meeting the football players of Leonardo Jardim organized good counterattack. It ended with excellent kick of Lopes in the upper left corner but Anthony Lopes in a beautiful jump had made a save. Soon after Youri Tielemans from behind the borders of the penalty area got under the crossbeam, however in this episode the goal scorer of Lyon saved the team. At the end Monaco in minority was able to score. Stevan Jovetić gave the ball to Lopes and he had scored!!
Final outcome is 3:2. Sending-offs and injuries of two leaders didn't break Monaco. The team to Leonardo Jardim in minority gained the comeback victory over Lyon and took the third place.