After the first inaugural bottom-of-the-table meetings between Ajaccio-Angers (1-0) and Nantes-Troyes (0-0), which marked the official resumption of Ligue 1 this Wednesday with the 16th day, Auxerre in turn received Monaco at the Abbé-Deschamps stadium. The Auxerrois remained on a defeat on the lawn of the Parc des Princes (5-0) while the Monegasques had fallen against Olympique de Marseille at home (3-2) during the previous day before the international break. The match started on a false rhythm and neither of the two teams was really dangerous during the first twenty minutes.
The first strike was for Auxerre and Akim Zedadka, who took his chance without success (25th). A few minutes later, the Auxerrois obtained a penalty after a foul by Eliot Matazo on Lassine Sinayoko. The VAR confirmed the referee’s decision in stride and M’baye Niang executed the sentence to open the scoring (30th, 1-0). Just before the break, as the match lost intensity, Gideon Mensah touched Takumi Minamino’s shin and the referee whistled another penalty, but this time for Monaco. Wissam Ben Yedder then took on the task of deceiving Benoît Costil to equalize (45th + 3, 1-1).
With a double for his first match in Ligue 1, Eliesse Ben Seghir saves Monaco
The pace in the second period remained essentially the same. The first quarter of an hour was poor in opportunity and it was necessary to wait for the hour of play to see the score evolve. After good work from Aleksandr Golovin, Eliesse Ben Seghir gave Monaco the lead for the first time in the game (58′, 2-1). A short-lived advantage for Philippe Clement’s players. In the wake of a powerful strike from Hamza Sakhi deflected by the Monegasque goalkeeper for a corner, Youssouf Fofana scored a magnificent goal against his side with a subtle pigeon wing (62nd, 2-2). The two teams then tried to find the fault to leave with the victory.
In the Monegasque area, Lassine Sinayoko hit from the left but his shot did not worry Alexander Nübel, on the trajectory (73rd), then Nuno Da Costa also fell on the German goalkeeper after a good breakthrough (78th). The meeting was racing and the ball was going from one goal to another. In the AJA area, Eliesse Ben Seghir shot from the right but Jubal made a superb sliding tackle to deflect the ball for a corner (79th). As the two teams headed for a prolific draw, Eliesse Ben Seghir deceived the last opposing bastion with a splendid curling strike to give victory to his team (85th, 3-2). The young French nugget (17 years and 315 days) became on this occasion the youngest player to score twice on his debut in Ligue 1 over the last 50 seasons. Thanks to this victory, the Monegasques gain a place in the standings and find themselves tied on points with Olympique de Marseille, who will face Toulouse this Thursday at the Vélodrome.
Pub. the 28/12/2022 18:54
update the 28/12/2022 19:02
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