Former Bayern coach Niko Kovac has taken the third victory in the fifth league match with AS Monaco. The Monegask brought their lead across the finish, despite being short twice.
AS Monaco beat Racing Strasbourg 3-2 on Sunday, despite being outnumbered twice. The team of former Bayern coach Niko Kovac took the lead early via Wissam Ben Yedder (9th minute). Ruben Aguilar raised just before half time (45th + 2) for the Monegask.
Immediately after the restart, Mehdi Chahiri shortened from Strasbourg to 1: 2 (46th), before Ben Yedder repaired the old gap a few minutes later with his goal of making it 3-1 (53rd).
Paris in Reims in the evening
Two minutes after Ben Yedder’s goal, the first dismissal followed. Aurelien Tchouameni saw the second yellow card after a too hard attempt against Alexander Djiku and had to leave the field.
In the 67th minute, defender Axel Disasi saw the traffic light card after an emergency brake in the penalty area. Attacker Ludovic Ajorque took the penalty that was scheduled to make it 2: 3, as despite more than twenty minutes nine, the Kovac team took the lead after some time.
After the fifth match day, Monaco is level with HSC Montpellier, AS St. Etienne and RC Lens promoted in fifth place, just three points behind leader Stade Rennes. Paris St. Germain and Thomas Tuchel are only eleventh with six points after four games. The Parisians are guests in Stade Reims on Sunday evening (9 p.m.).