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Tops / Flops Monaco-Marseille: Golovin's talent, Thauvin's difficulties


After Monaco's victory on their turf against OM (3-1), find out what caught the attention of the editorial staff. 


Aleksandr Golovin, the virtuoso  

Entering Ruben Aguilar's place at half-time, Alexandr Golovin changed everything in this second half.

From a statistical point of view first of all, because the Russian midfielder was responsible for drawing the two corners which brought the equalizer (46th), then the second Monegasque goal (75th).

If the ASM virtuoso continues the second part of the season at this level, he will be quite capable of being part of the starting eleven of Niko Kovac's team and of actively participating in the end of the championship that is coming. indecisive and full of suspense.

To return to this match, it took 45 minutes for the 24-year-old player to make the Monegasque game more fluid, to provide solutions, to play with a touch of the ball and to change the course of the match in short, thanks to his vision of the game. little waste. 

7 - Monaco have scored 7 of their 13 Ligue 1 goals in 2021 following a corner kick, at least 5 more than any other top team.


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- OptaJean (@OptaJean) January 23, 2021

Monaco in diesel mode 

It took AS Monaco half an hour to rediscover colors and a game that has been going so well for them for four meetings.

Unlike their last start to the match against Montpellier, Niko Kovac's men had difficulty setting up, leaving the evening's opponent, OM, to produce their game and create opportunities.

The second period, when all the Monegasque goals were scored, helped set the record straight.

Transition, fluidity and speed to turn forward, the second part of this match showed all the qualities of the work that Kovac has been doing since he has been at the head of this team.

And this, despite the ineffectiveness of its attackers (see elsewhere).

The duo in the middle Tchouaméni / Fofana took charge of setting the pace and took the upper hand against the Marseille midfield.

Note that this is the second game of the season where ASM manages to reverse the trend after being led.

The first was against Paris (3-2) last November.

This team has character and the resources to get back on the right track. 



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The discreet duo Ben Yedder-Volland

Usually formidable, with 19 goals and 10 assists between them this season, the duo Ben Yedder-Volland will not have weighed for the ASM.

The two players were replaced in the 78th minute and in added time respectively.

None of them will have found the resources to shake Steve Mandanda's nets.

If the French international was more interesting in the game, especially by his calls, Kevin Volland was not very visible, apart from this too crushed strike (40th).

Few opportunities, no efficiency.

Never mind, a defender and a midfielder took charge of overthrowing OM, before this marvelous free kick signed Stefan Jovetic at the very end of the game.  

5 - Marseille attempted 5 shots or less in 2 consecutive matches in Ligue 1 (v Lens then Monaco) for the first time since Opta analyzed the competition (2006/07).


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- OptaJean (@OptaJean) January 23, 2021

Florian Thauvin goes through 

The leader of the Marseille attack was very little in sight during this Monaco-Marseille.

Released in the 67th minute for Valère Germain, Thauvin failed to move the Monegasque defense.

A distant strike without danger (14th) and participation in the game less effective than usual, the 27-year-old world champion is experiencing a worrying misform, he who has not been decisive with OM since December 19.

It was at the Vélodrome against Reims, where the former Bastia player had allowed his team to recover a point.

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Source: lefigaro

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