Ben Yedder net brace as Monaco humbles PSG

Ben Yedder scored twice to help Monaco humble league leaders – PSG during their Ligue 1 clash on Sunday afternoon. Kevin Volland was also on target to seal the win.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side suffer their fourth league defeat in their last five games. ?Ben Yedder net brace as Monaco humbles PSG

Monaco’s season has been up and down so far, with the hosts in ninth place coming into the game, having won 11 and lost nine of their 28 games so far.

However, they have played one more game than the three teams above them.

PSG, on the other hand, were on their way to reclaiming the Ligue 1 title they had lost to Lille the previous season.

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The Parisians sit 15 points ahead of Marseille in second place, and with only 10 games remaining, they were convinced that this match would be a walk in the park.

The league leaders, PSG, were subsequently made to appear quite ordinary by a Monaco team that was outstanding throughout the game.

The hosts were steadfast from start to finish, and Kevin Volland scored in the 68th minute to put away any chance of a comeback for PSG.

Ben Yedder scored his second goal of the game with a late penalty, capping off a perfect display from a Monaco side that picked up only their second win in six games.

Ben Yedder’s two goals moved him two goals clear in the Ligue 1 golden boot race, while Ruben Aguilar was the standout player for the hosts.

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He was all over the right side of the field, with five interceptions, four tackles, and three clearances in defence, and 11 ball wins, including eight duels.

The right-back had 76 touches and executed five crosses in the attacking third, heading into the final third 10 times and passing on 15 occasions.

Monaco is now in seventh place in Europe, just three points behind fifth-placed Strasbourg.

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PSG still leads the Ligue 1 standing by 15 points, but lacklustre performances like this could give second-placed Marseille hope of knocking off the improbable and catching the leaders.

Of course, it’s unlikely, but PSG were extremely poor in the game and didn’t look like a title contender.


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