Monaco 2-0 Angers: The Monégasques produce strong second half show

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AS Mónaco beated Angers SCO 2-0 on Sunday at the Stade Louis II. Both teams arrived at the match with previous defeats in the league. Monaco were hoping to get something from this game after losing their last match 4-3 to Lille. Angers were beaten 2-1 in their previous match against Rennes. Monaco and Angers are 6th, (24 points) and 20th, (8 points), spots respectively, after 13 matches.

Following a goalless first half, whatever was said in the dressing room at half time, seemed to have a positive effect on The Monégasques who started the second half strongly, when Breel Embolo found the net, at 54 minutes. They then scored again, pulling level thanks to a goal from Aleksandr Golovin, 70 minutes in to give a final score of 2-0.

Substitutions for Monaco included Vanderson, Caio Henrique, Aleksandr Golovin, Kevin Volland and Krepin Diatta for Malang Sarr, Ismail Jakobs, Takumi Minamino, Breel Embolo and Maghnes Akliouche, respectively. Angers brought on Abdoulaye Bamba, Abdallah Sima, Farid El Melali and Waniss Taibi, to replace Yann Valery, Amine Salama, Adrien Hunou and Himad Abdelli.

There were bookings for Malang Sarr, Takumi Minamino and Axel Disasi from Monaco, and Adrien Hunou, Abdoulaye Bamba and Batista Mendy, for Angers.

Monaco will next travel to Tolouse FC, while Angers will face RC Lens at home.

Technical card:
AS Mónaco:Alexander Nubel, Axel Disasi, Malang Sarr (Vanderson, min.46), Guillermo Maripan, Maghnes Akliouche (Krepin Diatta, min.73), Youssouf Fofana, Eliot Matazo, Ismail Jakobs (Caio Henrique, min.55), Wissam Ben Yedder, Takumi Minamino (Aleksandr Golovin, min.55) and Breel Embolo (Kevin Volland, min.68)
Angers SCO:Yahia Fofana, Yann Valery (Abdoulaye Bamba, min.46), Batista Mendy, Cedric Hountondji, Ibrahim Amadou, Pierrick Capelle, Adrien Hunou (Farid El Melali, min.73), Azzedine Ounahi, Nabil Bentaleb, Himad Abdelli (Waniss Taibi, min.73) and Amine Salama (Abdallah Sima, min.68)
Stadium:the Stade Louis II
Goals:Breel Embolo (1-0, min. 54) and Aleksandr Golovin (2-0, min. 70)