Away loss to Saint Etienne stymies Monaco recovery
The boys in red and white were back in action on November 3 away at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard to face off against league rivals Saint-Étienne. The fixture had been preceded by three consecutive wins, two of which were in league matches, taking Monaco from 14th to 8th in the table.
Statistically speaking, the Principality side bested Saint-Étienne from every angle, but despite this they were unable to come away with a win, or even a draw.
The home team scored in the 59th minute when Saint-Étienne midfielder Bouanga struck the ball into the back of Monaco’s net, making it 1-0.
A series of substitutions was not enough to save the game. Monaco substitute defender Aguilar got himself into a spot of trouble, receiving a red card just before the final whistle blew.
The one goal loss took Monaco down to 15th place in the table. Perhaps the outcome would have been different if Slimani had been featured in the line up.
Monaco face an opportunity to climb the table once more with their next fixture, at home on Saturday, November 9, against 16th place Dijon FCO.