Paris Saint-Germain inflicted Monaco with its first defeat (1-4) in the " Robert Moreno era ", which lost its first match at the head of the Monegasque team after adding good results in its first contacts in French football.
After winning 2-1 in the Cup in its premiere against Reims and after drawing 3-3 last weekend against Paris Saint-Germain in an electric match, Robert Moreno faced another challenge: to repeat a good score against the Parisian group in the postponed match of day 15 because of the heavy rains and floods that ravaged the area of the Maritime Alps on December 1.
The company was not easy. The Paris team does not usually leave points along the way and less in two consecutive games against the same team. And Monaco could not be the exception. It was surpassed after a good first part of Paris Saint-Germain, which in the initial 45 minutes set the meeting on track thanks to the goals of Kylian Mbappé and Neymar .
The first was right after 24 minutes after taking advantage of good assistance from Argentine Angel Di Maria , very active during the initial act. The second was made by Kurzawa , shot down inside the area by the Polish Kamil Glik when he was lining the bottom line to pass the death pass to Mbappé. Neymar did not fail the penalty and Monaco, which until then had only enjoyed one occasion of Wissam Ben Yedder , lost almost all of his options.
He tried to react in the resumption, but the PSG, well armed behind, only suffered one occasion in Keita Baldé's boots that the Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas successfully cleared. Then, just after, Pablo Sarabia and Mbappé appeared to extend the advantage to a 0-4 that lowered Robert Moreno from the cloud, comforted with both the honor of Tiémoué Bakayoko's work after a bad start by Keylor Navas.
In the end, the Parisian team took hold in the first place. With all the full days, he has an income of 8 points on the second, the Olympique de Marseille .
Monaco-PSG was not the only postponed match. Two others corresponding to the twelfth day were played. At Stade des Costières, Rennes returned to the path of victory (0-1) after losing last weekend to Olympique de Marseille. Julien Stéphan's team got three very important points in his career for finishing the season in European positions after beating Nimes, one of the clubs that fight for not descending and that finished the day in the penultimate position.
Adrien Hunou, substitute in the last two games, hit the table and claimed his title with his sixth of the course in Ligue 1. Only the Senegalese M'Baye Niang , with eight hits, surpasses the player formed in the Rennes quarry, which gave victory to his teammates thanks to a great volley in the second half that goalkeeper Paul Bernardoni could not save.
It was one of the multiple occasions of Rennes, who dominated the entire game without giving a break to his rival, unable to generate goal options. The men of Stéphan could finish the duel with a wider marker, but the Brazilian Raphinha, Niang and Hamari Traore did not have the success of Hunou, who served to seat the Rennes in the third position.
In the other postponed match, Amiens , also involved in the fight for not downgrading, lost the opportunity to match Metz in the seventeenth and final place that entitles him to play next season in the French League.
He drew 1-1 against Reims with a goal from Moussa Konaté in the second half that matched a goal by the Swiss Dereck Kutesa on the edge of the break. With uncertainty, after failing a penalty and scoring in the rebound, the Senegalese player gave his team an insufficient point, which one more day will continue in the relegation places.
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