Ligue 1: Cesc Fabregas penalty conjures up title-chasing Monaco to crushing win over Metz

Ligue 1: Cesc Fabregas penalty conjures up title-chasing Monaco to crushing win over Metz

Kevin Volland additionally scored earlier than a brace by substitute Wissam Ben Yedder for Monaco, with all of the objectives coming within the second half on the Stade Louis II.

Ligue 1: Cesc Fabregas penalty inspires title-chasing Monaco to crushing win over Metz

File picture of Cesc Fabregas. AFP

Paris: A Cesc Fabregas penalty set Monaco on their option to a crushing 4-0 win over Metz on Saturday that retains the principality facet proper within the operating for the Ligue 1 title earlier than main duo Paris Saint-Germain and Lille conflict later.

Kevin Volland additionally scored earlier than a brace by substitute Wissam Ben Yedder for Monaco, with all of the objectives coming within the second half on the Stade Louis II.

Monaco, who final gained the title in 2017, have misplaced simply as soon as in 16 league video games and their second consecutive 4-0 victory lifts them provisionally as much as third within the desk.

Niko Kovac’s facet are some extent behind leaders PSG and second-placed Lille, who meet on the Parc des Princes on Saturday afternoon. They’re additionally two factors above fourth-placed Lyon, who go to Lens later.

Fabregas gave them the lead 5 minutes into the second half, changing a penalty awarded when Stevan Jovetic was fouled by Metz goalkeeper Marc-Aurele Caillard.

Monaco’s second aim got here simply two minutes later, Kevin Volland netting his 14th of the season after nice set-up play by the 19-year-old Eliot Matazo.

French worldwide striker Ben Yedder then got here off the bench to crash within the third aim on 77 minutes and scored once more from the spot a minute from the tip, taking his league tally for the season to fifteen objectives, after Metz captain John Boye was proven a second yellow card and despatched off for fouling Gelson Martins within the field.


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