Metz (AP) – Niko Kovac celebrated his first victory as coach of AS Monaco in the first French football league. The new team of the former Bayern coach came 1-0 (1-0) to FC Metz in their second Ligue 1 game of the season.
A week ago, the principality team played only 2-2 against Stade Reims. The Monegask had to play the entire second half in front of more than 4,000 spectators in Metz after Youssouf Fofana saw the yellow-red card.
Still, it was enough for success with 19-year-old Benoit Badiashile’s goal in the 22nd minute. Last week, the defender saved his side a point with his 2-2 goal against Reims.