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Philippe Clement eventually lost second place with Monaco and a direct ticket to the Champions League

Philippe Clement eventually lost second place with Monaco and a direct ticket to the Champions League

After a difficult start, Philippe Clement put Monaco back on the right track. Tonight they can even secure themselves to qualify directly for next season’s Champions League.

Prior to the start of the tour, Monaco was second behind champions Paris Saint-Germain. They could feel the hot smell of Olympique Marseille on their necks, but a second place win was a sure thing. Although he had to make a difficult transfer to the RC Lens.

first half

AS Monaco had to endure the match in the first half against the extremely powerful RC Lens. This led the hosts to a 1-0 lead after half an hour thanks to Frankowski’s goal. Barely four minutes later, Monaco’s Philippe Clement was already able to score. The alternate goalscorer was Badiashil. The young central defender scored his first goal of the season, but suddenly it was a very important goal.

1-1 was the result of the first half. While Olympique de Marseille had advanced against RC Strasbourg, practically placing it second in the standings.

the other half

RC Lens grabbed the ball in the second half, but Clement’s forces advanced. In the 62nd minute, Ben Yedder put the visitors back in second place in the standings and they could already smell a direct ticket to the Champions League.

In the meantime, Olympique de Marseille had made the score 2-0, making the task more clear for Monaco. Olympique de Marseille consolidated his lead, but for a short time he looked in cans and pitchers for Monaco.

Until the 96th minute. Janogo scored the equalizer in extra time, which made Olympique de Marseille jump over Monaco to second place. As a result, Clement will begin the preliminary rounds in August. Damper in a very strong season for Monaco.

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