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Monaco 3-4 OM: OM turn Monaco over

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On Sunday 15 September 2019 at 08:51
2-0 after 26 minutes of play, OM reversed the lead and won 4-3 in Monaco.

The olympien Lineup 

To face Monaco on the fifth game of the Ligue 1 Conforama, André Villas-Boas chose a classic 4-3-3. However, there was a change in personnel to the victory against Saint-Etienne. Hiroki Sakai was left out injured, so Bouna Sarr occupied the position of right side and it is Valère Germain who integrates into the starting lineup. The center forward is on the right side of the Olympian attack.

The match

The start of the match was complicated for the Olympians. Although dominating in terms of possession of the ball, Marseille conceded a controversial penalty that was transformed by Ben Yedder. A few minutes later, the Monegasque striker doubles the lead. Like real warriors, the men of André Villas-Boas have found the resources to return to the game thanks to its two strikers. A real fox in the box, Dario Benedetto is present at the far post to convert a cross from Sanson, deflected by Germain. The latter is also the author of the second goal. A perfect head to deceive Lecomte. He scores there, his first goal of the season. 

The Olympians started the second period as they had finished the first, i.e. by constantly projecting forward. A risk-taking that ended up working for the Olympians. Dimitri Payet gave OM the lead with a curling shot into the net. 
Shortly after, Dario Benedetto put OM further into the lead with a goal from the left foot from outside the box.


Mandanda Proves decisive 

While there was a quarter of an hour of play, OM was able to count on a great Steve Mandanda, once again, author of a few decisive stops. First, the Olympian captain faces Keita Baldé with a strong save. Seconds later, he also produced an exceptional stop against the returned Slimani. He was a large part of OM's victory in Monaco.

Rongier's first start

The final signing of the transfer window, Valentin Rongier, played his first minutes in an official match with OM. The midfielder came on in the 79th minute in place of Morgan Sanson.
Les premiers pas de Rongier


next home game 

Thanks to this superb victory, OM has achieved a third consecutive success in this championship and now has 10 points. The men of Villas-Boas are fourth in the standings with Rennes (2nd) and Nantes (3rd). The Olympians will be back at the Orange Velodrome, Saturday, September 21 at 17:30 with the reception of Montpellier.