Cesc Fabregas scored his first goal in Monaco colours as ASM beat Toulouse 2-1 at Stade Louis II- their first home league win of the 18/19 season. The game saw Toulouse’s Christopher Jullien cancel out Golovin’s opener, but Fabregas’ 62nd minute goal, assisted by Radamel Falcao, saw ASM register a rare win. The victory also ended the Principality outfit’s run of four straight defeats across all competitions.
Monaco are now 18th in the table with 18 points, level on points with Caen, but below them on goal difference. Their next clash is an away one against Montpellier.
Fabregas played the full 90 for Monaco against TFC, with a crowd of 5,896 present to watch him score his maiden ASM goal.
We’re almost halfway through the Ligue 1 season (almost because some games have been postponed owing to the “yellow vest” protests). PSG appear to be cantering towards another title, but how are their rivals faring? Let’s take a look at how Ligue 1 looks at Christmas. Continue reading
Here is Ligue 1’s team of the week for Round 13. GW 12’s Ligue 1 Team of the Week was dominated by Nimes players, but Les Crocodiles do not have even a single representative this week, having lost 1-0 at home to Nice.
The club with the most representatives is perhaps not surprisingly PSG, who have four players (Kehrer, Draxler, Diaby and Cavani) following their 4-0 demolition of a struggling Monaco side at Stade Louis II.
Ligue 1 Team of the week GW13:- Sels (Strasbourg); Kehrer (PSG), Rami (Marseille), Thomas (Angers); Atal (Nice), Draxler (PSG), Aouar (Lyon), Diaby (PSG); Depay (Lyon), Cavani (PSG), Khazri (St Etienne)
Draxler, Cavani and Diaby are the only three players from this XI to have appeared in a Team of the Week previously.
Coach of the Week in Ligue 1 goes to Jean-Louis Gasset, whose St.Etienne side beat in form Reims 2-0. The referee of the week was Olivier Thual, who was in charge of LOSC’s home fixture against Racing.
Ligue 1 Results Game Week 13
Lille 0-0 Strasbourg
Guingamp 2-4 Lyon
Angers 1-0 Montpellier
Nimes 0-1 Nice Continue reading
PSG added to Monaco and Thierry Henry’s misery with a thumping 4-0 win at Stade Louis II on Sunday evening. The loss was ASM’s second consecutive 4-0 drubbing, following their thrashing by the same margin at home against Club Brugge in midweek.
It’s been a terrible start to Thierry Henry’s managerial career- he has now gone six games without a win, and PSG completely a fairly comfortable win thanks to a hat trick from Cavani and a second half penalty from Neymar.
L’Equipe was, as you’d expect, fairly scathing on the Monaco players. Djibril Sidibe earned a 1/10 in their books and no ASM played earned more than a 4/10. Henry as a manager was given a 3/10 while his opposite number Tuchel got a 7/10 Continue reading