Reims 0-3 AS Monaco: Monaco secure third straight victory

Reims vs AS Monaco
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Reims fell to a home defeat at the hands of AS Mónaco at the Stade Auguste Delaune on Sunday. Reims were looking forward to playing again after losing 1-0 to Tolouse FC in their previous fixture. Monaco were coming from consecutive wins against Lyon and Nice. Reims and Monaco currently occupy 16th and 5th spots in the league, with 6 points and 14 points respectively after 8 matches.

Monaco didn’t take long to get on the score-sheet, when Aleksandr Golovin opened the rout just before half-time to see out the first half 1-0.

The Monégasques continued to apply pressure in the second period and were rewarded, when Takumi Minamino found the net in the 87th minute. However they weren’t finished yet and Wissam Ben Yedder made it 3-0 just before the final whistle to make it 3-0.

Substitutions for Reims included Ibrahim Diakite, Jens-Lys Cajuste, Nathanael Mbuku and Noah Jean Holm for Arber Zeneli, Maxime Busi, Dion Lopy and Ibrahim Diakite, respectively. Monaco brought on Vanderson, Mohamed Camara, Takumi Minamino and Gelson Martins for Ruben Aguilar, Eliot Matazo, Aleksandr Golovin and Maghnes Akliouche.

The referee booked seven players. Maxime Busi, Marshall Munetsi and Dion Lopy from Reims, who saw yellow cards and Bradley Locko, sent off with a red, as well as for Monaco Eliot Matazo, Maghnes Akliouche and Alexander Nubel also seeing yellows.

Reims will next play Troyes away, with Monaco facing Nantes at home.

Technical card:
Reims:Yehvann Diouf, Emmanuel Agbadou, Yunis Abdelhamid, Andrew Gravillon, Maxime Busi (Jens-Lys Cajuste, min.54), Dion Lopy (Nathanael Mbuku, min.76), Marshall Munetsi, Bradley Locko, Junya Ito, Folarin Balogun and Arber Zeneli (Ibrahim Diakite, min.46)
AS Mónaco:Alexander Nubel, Ruben Aguilar (Vanderson, min.11), Axel Disasi, Benoit Badiashile, Caio Henrique, Maghnes Akliouche (Gelson Martins, min.66), Youssouf Fofana, Eliot Matazo (Mohamed Camara, min.46), Aleksandr Golovin (Takumi Minamino, min.65), Breel Embolo and Wissam Ben Yedder
Stadium:the Stade Auguste Delaune
Goals:Aleksandr Golovin (0-1, min. 47), Takumi Minamino (0-2, min. 87) and Wissam Ben Yedder (0-3, min. 90)