Ben Seghir gives AS Monaco the advantage!
The action starts with a loss of ball from AJA 20 meters from Costil’s cages. Served on the left by Golovin, the ASM striker deceives the Auxerre goalkeeper with a flat left foot and scores his first goal in Ligue 1 for the Monegasque!
Embolo hit in the surface!
On the counter-attack, Camara launched the Swiss striker perfectly, who was violently hit by Jeanvier. M. Bollengier does not whistle. The Auxerre defender who already has a yellow card is doing well…
Golovin is dangerous at the entrance to the surface
Barely entered, the Monegasque speaks his technique to infiltrate the edge of the surface, he tries to find the other entrant, Ben Seghir but an Auxerrois was on the trajectory. ASM recovers a corner which gives nothing.
The Burgundians seem to be in better control of the game at the start of this second act.
Ben Yedder gives up his place, three changes for ASM
The Monaco striker is replaced by Ben Seghir. The French international Fofana also enters the place of Matazo and Minamino gives way to Golovin.
It’s the recovery!
Auxerre kicks off the second half, it’s back to Abbé Deschamps!
For the return of Ligue 1, the players of both teams put a lot of intensity without however creating big chances. Pressing very high, the Auxerrois obtained a penalty converted by Niang half an hour into the game. Just before the break, Monaco also equalized on a penalty from Ben Yedder (1-1), the only shot on target for the Monegasques in the first act.
Ben Yedder equalizes! (1-1)
In added time, the Rocher striker takes Costil on the wrong foot by hitting halfway up the right side. Monaco returns to 1 everywhere one minute from halftime!
Penalty for ASM!
In the area, Mensah touches the leg of Minamino who was going to arm a shot in front of Costil’s cage. Mr. Bollengier immediately points to the penalty spot.
Pressure from the Burgundians in front of the Nübel cage
In the corridor on the right, Perrin crosses into the penalty area but his ball is pushed back by the Monegasque defense, the Auxerre midfielder tears himself away to be at the reception and takes a header without danger for Nübel.
Auxerre supporters ignite Abbé Deschamps
Niang’s goal woke up the public of AJA who gave voice, the striker had his ankle treated on the edge of the field.
Niang arms but unscrews!
On the counterattack, Sakhi launches Niang on the right side. The striker of the evening enters the penalty area but completely misses his shot which goes very wide next to the cage of Alexander Nübel.
The Rock club had kept a clean sheet in four of its last five trips to Ligue 1. This is not the case today since Niang’s goal in the 30th minute.
Dangerous free kick for Monaco from 18 meters
Aligned on the right upright of Benoît Costil, the free kick could allow the Monegasques to come back to the score. Jakobs dashes forward and wraps a shot with his left foot but his shot goes just above the cage!
Yellow card for Jeanvier!
The central defender of AJA is penalized for a foul on Martins at the entrance to the surface. He receives a yellow card and gives Monaco a very nice free kick.
Ben Yedder is dangerous in the box
Monaco wants to react immediately and on a cross from Jakobs on the left side, Ben Yedder recovers but cannot arm his strike. On the ground, he manages to give for Minamino who strikes but his shot is blocked.
Niang opens the score on penalty!
Full of frankness, the AJA striker fires a powerful shot right in the center and deceives Nübel who has dived on the right side. 1-0 for Auxerre!
Penalty for AJA?
Mr. Bollengier uses video. After a cross from Sakhi, Touré is mowed down by Matazo and the abiter confirms the penalty.
First shot for Zedadka!
After a first counter attempt by Niang in front of the penalty area, the Auxerre defender takes over and shoots with the right foot but his shot goes just above the crossbar!
The AJA projects forward with a touch of the ball
Nice revival of the Auxerroise training. The action starts with a long cross from Zedadka towards Niang which extends towards the right wing for Sakhi but the Moroccan cannot resume.
Niang tries to overflow in the center
The AJA striker wants to overtake his vis-à-vis in the central circle but commits a hand. Mr. Bollengier returns possession to the Rocher club.
The Monegasques driven out
The Auxerre formation maintains its pressing with two players and harasses the Monegasque players to regain possession.
Nübel catches a ball
Perrin crosses from the right side, his ball passes in front of Nübel’s cage without anyone being able to take it back then Sinayoko returns to the far post. The German goalkeeper was on the trajectory.
The Monegasques have won three of their last four meetings against AJA.
First foray of the AJA near the Monegasque surface
Shifted to the left side, Mensah crosses in front of Nübel’s cage but his shot is pushed back without difficulty by the ASM defense.
Ben Yedder touches few balls
The Rock club had trouble finding the former Toulouse player at the start of the match… but it was the Monegasques who held the ball, with almost 80% possession.
First corner for Monaco
It took until the 10th minute to see the first set piece from ASM. Upon receiving the corner, Mensah diverts the ball then the Auxerre defense releases his team far ahead.
Reunion in Ligue 1
This is the first duel between Burgundians and Monegasques since April 13, 2013 and the 2-0 victory of the Red and Whites at Abbé-Deschamps in Ligue 2.
First long streak of ASM
After being ironed by Nübel, Monaco tries to organize the game but opposite, the Auxerrois hold on. Still no shooting in these first minutes.
The Monegasques try to outflank the Auxerre defense in the right lane, Gelson Martins combines with Camara but AJA is well in place.
Let’s go to the Abbé Deschamps
Mr. Bollengier whistles the kick-off of the first period for Monaco, let’s go!
The players enter the lawn of the Abbé Deschamps under the acclamation of the Auxerre public!
Ongoing series for ASM
The Monegasques have scored in the last 25 meetings (54 goals in total), since a 1-0 loss in Strasbourg on March 13. It is the longest running streak in the five major leagues.
During the World Cup, AJ Auxerre formalized the departure of Gaëtan Charbonnier for AS Saint-Etienne. The 33-year-old striker will have played only 45 matches in the ranks of AJA, scoring in decisive moments to allow the historic rise of the Auxerre formation in the first division. Indeed, Charbonnier had scored 17 goals and delivered 7 assists during the 2021-2022 financial year.
And the composition of AS Monaco:
The World Cup finalists with France, Disasi and Fofana will start the match on the bench.
The 11 holder of the AJA:
Without Donovan Léon, suspended for two matches and Kays Ruiz-Atil. Sick, the attacking midfielder had been announced uncertain for the resumption of Ligue 1.
STAT that BITCHES
Auxerre has only one victory in the last 11 league matches for 7 defeats and 3 draws. The last success of the Burgundians dates back to last October and a 1-0 against AC Ajaccio.
Results of friendly matches
During the Qatari break, the Auxerre team played three friendlies with wins against Metz and Hadjuk Split and a draw against Angers. The Monegasques have conceded two draws against Sevilla FC (1-1) and against Fiorentina (1-1) for two successes against Empoli (0-1) and Leeds United (2-4).
3 point goal
For its part, the Rocher club is 4 points from the podium and must score points against a team at the bottom of the table.
During the last Ligue 1 meeting, AJA lost heavily to PSG at the Parc des Princes (5-0). While Philippe Clement’s players were beaten at home against Olympique de Marseille (2-3) after a spectacular match.
The moment of truth for Christophe Pélissier
Equal in number of points with the first relegation, the Burgundians are already playing their maintenance in a season where four clubs will go down to the second division. “I know that the second half of the season will be very tough. We are going into the unknown. This is the real start for the staff after only three games played before the break, ” explained before the World Cup the new coach of AJA, Christophe Pélissier.
And welcome to this live commentary of the 16th day of Ligue 1. After the parenthesis of the World Cup, the French championship resumes its rights. In the relegation zone, AJ Auxerre, 17th, receives AS Monaco, 6th, at Abbé Deschamps. Kick off at 5 p.m.
To be continued of course on RMC. And live commentary on the RMC Sport website and app.