Ligue 1 – First win for Niko Kovac: AS Monaco wins in Metz

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.

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