Lille beat Monaco (4-3) after a thrilling match.

Lille beat Monaco (4-3) after an offensive festival.

Lille and Monaco offered an attacking festival at the end of the 12th day of Ligue 1, with the northerners winning (4-3). At the Decathlon Arena – Pierre-Mauroy, only the roof was closed as the teams offered to play this Sunday evening. Dominating the first period, they stymied ASM with their quick transitions and, like these off-target shots by Adam Ounas (12th) and Jonathan Bamba (16th), Lille were first sinned against in too much haste, then found Ismaili oblivious to him on the left. . Alexander Nubel (18th) had his shot deflected.

Paulo Fonseca’s men were duly rewarded in the 22nd minute when Ounas Alexandru headed a free-kick. Tiago linked up with Jalo in central defense and in Fonte’s absence (suspended), the Brazilian, who has been out of action since the defeat against PSG (1-7, matchday 3), was up front to score close to Benoit Badiache.


Alessandro scored Lille’s first header of the season. Toulouse are the only team in Ligue 1 yet to score a header goal.

For the first time this season, Monegasque took advantage of Lucas Chevalier’s handball from Kayo Henrique’s far-out free-kick to equalise. The Lille goalkeeper let the ball slip between his legs when Andre Gomes got his head down in front of him after being tricked by the rebound (33).

Despite this twist of fate, LOSC quickly regained the advantage. David, well served by Ounas, saw his shot fail near the right post (38th), and the Canadian was behind Lille’s second goal: after puzzling Axel D’Sassi, he found Neubel’s left post, but Remi Cabella followed well. The ball is sent into the net from the right (39).

At the fault of this goal, D’Sassi equalized just before the break from a corner kick when Chevalier deflected Alexander Golovin’s superb strike. Brel Mbolo extended Henrique’s corner with a header to Wissam Ben Yedder, whose delivery was instantly picked up by D’Sassi from the left, before Bafode Diakite (44th).

Amazing mastiffs

In the second half, Lilley was penalized for another personal foul. Alone in front of his face, Jallow tangled his brushes, curled a Ben Yedder tackle towards goal and dived from the left to fool Chevalier (53). Facing Lille on the ropes, the visitors had a number of KO balls, but Ben Yedder, supplied by Embolo, lacked naturality and saw his shot blocked by Djalo, and Crepin, who found Golovin, failed at Dieta Chevalier (60th).

The animals were injured and the furious Mastiffs leveled after a high recovery on a throw-in from Neubel in this messy contest. David found Cabella who tricked the German goalkeeper with a heavy strike down the left (61). On a new ball scratched in the middle, a powerful shot from the left pierced Nubel (70) thanks to captain Bamba, who was launched by Angel Gomez.

Thanks to this win, LOSC with 22 units moved up to 6th in the standings, one point ahead of ASM (7th).


Monaco have scored in each of their last 22 L1 matches. ASM was last silent since March 13, 2022, a defeat in Strasbourg (0-1, day 28).

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