Monaco regained success in Ajaccio (2-0) after three games without a win, and are still in the race for the podium, while Nice were scared in Lorient but remain undefeated (1-1) for eleven matches in Ligue 1, Sunday during the 28th day.
In a fairly average match where the Corsicans were reduced to ten for forty minutes, the Monegasques opened the scoring through Ben Yedder (26th), who joined Alexandre Lacazette with 17 goals this season.
After a free kick from Caio Henrique, the center forward scored with his left foot, still on the lookout in the area after a reflex save from goalkeeper Benjamin Leroy.
At the end of the match (84th), Monaco doubled the bet thanks to Krepin Diatta, while Ajaccio set the pace to equalize.
Just before the second goal, the Corsican Kevin Spadanuda spun on goal but was perfectly stopped by Axel Disasi, captain, who made a nice comeback to tackle the strike.
A good point for the Monegasque defender, while William Saliba, the defender of Arsenal, is forfeited for the gathering of the Blues and the qualifications for Euro-2024. Disasi, who came to Qatar, could replace him.
With 54 points, Monaco consolidates its fourth place just before the international break, and is getting closer to Olympique de Marseille (3rd, 56 points), which travels to Reims on Sunday evening.
– Khephren Thuram omnipresent –
For Ajaccio, the situation is more complicated. Beaten six times in the last seven days, the Corsicans remain 18th and relegated.
Undefeated in Ligue 1 since January 11 and the only French representative in European competition, Nice (7th, 44 points) was scared in Lorient, just behind the Azureans in the standings (8th, 44 points).
Led in the score from the half hour mark, Didier Digard’s men, who had also been hooked last weekend against Nantes, equalized, thanks to Gaëtan Laborde (77th).
Called for the first time with the Blues, Khephren Thuram was omnipresent and even almost caused a penalty for Nice, which was finally canceled by the VAR.
Still held in check, Nice lost points for Europe, behind Rennes, who played against Paris SG.
In a match at the bottom of the table, Brest (16th) and Troyes (18th) neutralized each other (2-2). Dominating in the first period, the Trojans thought they had made the difference thanks to Ripart and Rony Lopes, but were taken over by the Bretons and Del Castillo.