Match Day 31 of Ligue 1 saw Monaco take on Lorient in a thrilling match. K._Diatta kicked off the match for Monaco with an impressive goal at the 14 minute mark, putting Monaco up 1-0. A._Golovin added to the lead with another goal at 27 minutes, pushing it to 2-0 in favor of Monaco. K._Volland extended the lead even further when he scored at 55 minutes, making it 3-0 and giving Monaco a seemingly unassailable advantage. I._Kone wasn’t quite ready to give up yet though, scoring a late goal for Lorient at 86 minutes to make the final score 3-1 in favor of Monaco.
Alexander Nübel (rating 6.7)
Vito Mannone (rating 6.2)
E. Matazo (M. Camara, 76)
I. Kone (S. Diarra, 46)
The match between Monaco and Lorient was an exciting one, with some thrilling end-to-end action. Monaco controlled the ball for 45% of the time, while Lorient had possession 55% of the time. Monaco had 11 shots on target, 7 of which actually hit the goal. Their most active shooter was Krépin Diatta. On the other hand, Lorient had 7 shots on target with 4 hitting their mark – Montassar Talbi being their most successful shooter in terms of hits on goal.
Youssouf Fofana of Monaco had a pass accuracy rate of 85%, making a total of 56 passes. His teammate Krépin Diatta made 3 key passes. On the other side, Laurent Abergel from Lorient had an impressive pass accuracy rate of 88%, with a total of 81 passes. Lastly, Igor Silva from Lorient managed to make 1 key pass during the match.
Monaco and Lorient had an even number of interceptions during their match, with each team having 9 and 11 respectively. Youssouf Fofana of Monaco was the leader in interceptions with 5, while Montassar Talbi of Lorient had the most for his team with 2. Both teams also had 3 players who made two interceptions: Guillermo Maripán for Monaco and Bamo Meïté for Lorient. It was a closely fought battle between both sides, as they battled it out to gain an advantage on defense.
Guillermo Maripán of Monaco and Laurent Abergel of Lorient have been leading their respective teams in terms of face-to-face fights for the ball. Maripán has had 6 such fights, while Abergel has had 8. This demonstrates both players’ competitive spirit and willingness to fight for possession on the field, making them key figures in their respective sides.
- Igor Silva (Lorient) at 25 minute
Penalties in a match:
- I. Kone (Lorient) at 86 minute
The last five games (including this match):
- Monaco – WDWWL
- Lorient – LDLDW
Top 5 Ligue 1 scorers:
- Jonathan David (20, Lille)
- K. Mbappe (20, Paris Saint Germain)
- Alexandre Lacazette (19, Lyon)
- Folarin Balogun (17, Reims)
- Wissam Ben Yedder (17, Monaco)
- Monaco will play with Lens. April 22 at 19:00 (UTC), on Stade Bollaert-Delelis.
- Lorient will play with Toulouse. April 23 at 13:00 (UTC), on Stade Yves Allainmat – Le Moustoir.