Monaco won logically and easily against Ajaccio 5-1 with a hat-trick from Wissam Ben Yedder.
ASM, which temporarily takes fourth place before the Rennes match against PSG (8:45 p.m.) clearly made its calm and technical quality speak for itself, against a weak team from Ajaccio this afternoon.
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It was not necessary to arrive late at the Louis II stadium or in front of the television.
After only two minutes of play, Disasi takes a rebound after a corner to push the ball into the empty goal (2nd, 1-0).
Then it was Diatta's turn to take advantage of the largesse of the Corsican defense to take back a cross from Vanderson at the far post (6th, 2-0).
While one could perhaps already think that the match was folded, Ajaccio manages to pick up the score on its first opportunity thanks to the recovery of Bayala in the feet of the faulty Maripan.
The player from Ajaccio served Belaïli who landed a fine shot to deceive Nübel (11', 2-1).
Monaco seemed slightly destabilized by this reduction in the score, committing several faults, like the yellow card received by Camara (20th).
Wissam Ben Yedder, the hero
But the doubt only lasted a handful of minutes.
Indeed, after a good recovery from Vanderson, Ben Yedder perfectly crosses his shot with the left foot to deceive Leroy (21st, 3-1).
It was then Golovin's turn, after having expressed his technical quality, to serve the Monegasque captain for a new cross shot from the left (28th, 4-1).
And for the icing on the cake, the French international goes with his hat-trick from the penalty spot (35th, 5-1).
With this hat-trick, Ben Yedder became the third top scorer in ASM history.
Upon returning from the locker room, Ajaccio had to react very quickly to hope to reverse the trend.
For this, Olivier Pantaloni made two changes.
But that had no impact.
The Ajacciens remained very low, exploiting very badly the rare, very rare opportunities.
The Corsicans, already led by four goals at halftime, certainly wanted to avoid a bigger defeat, to the detriment of an attempt to come back to score.
However, it is indeed the Monegasques who will score in the second half, through Embolo, two minutes after his entry into play (63rd, 6-1) then at the very end of the match, with a magnificent dive from the Swiss for his double (89th, 7-1).
A major success for the ASM in view of the race for Europe.
The Monegasques will have an eye on Rennes-PSG tonight (9 p.m.) to find out if they will keep their fourth place.
At the bottom of the table, Ajaccio remains stuck in 18th place, with 15 points.