AS Monaco fell at the headquarters of Brest and lost 0-2 to the hosts in the match of week 12 of Ligue 1 at the Francis-Le Blé stadium, Monday (1/11) early in the morning of the WIB .
In fact, Niko Kovac’s men appeared to dominate nearly 67 percent of ball possession, but they failed to convert him and only had five shooting attempts throughout the game.
The Monaco back line did not anticipate Jeremy Le Doauaron’s free-kick and it was used by Steve Mounie to trigger a point-blank effort to open Brest’s lead in the 18th minute.
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Monaco tried to respond immediately on goal, but Aurélien Tchouameni’s shot was still narrowly missed at home.
Five minutes before the break, Monaco created a new opportunity but Caio Henrique’s narrow corner ended Sofiane Diop’s pass that was off target.
In the 56th minute, Monaco had one of their best chances when Jean Lucas sent a dangerous cross into the Brest box, but Gelson Martins’ header only went straight for goalkeeper Marco Bizot.
Instead of scoring a return goal, Monaco’s goal conceded again in the 79th minute when Franck Honorat managed to outsmart goalkeeper Alexander Nuebel to double Brest’s lead.
In the remaining time, Monaco seemed to run out of ideas to penetrate the solid Brest defense and had to come home empty-handed after the 2-0 score for the hosts lasted until dispersal.
Monaco is stuck in 10th place in the standings with 17 points after being beaten by Olympique Lyon (19) and Strasboug (17) who won their respective matches.
As for Brest, it was their first victory in Ligue 1 of the season, but it was just enough to return to 18th place with nine points, after having passed Metz (7) the day before.
Both teams will play again on Sunday (7/11) when Monaco travel to Reims and Brest to visit Lorient.
Before that, Monaco will first host PSV Eindhoven in the Europa League match at the Louis II stadium on Friday (5/11). (Ant / OL-1)