Monaco concede to Bordeaux as Slimani receives red card
Following a home victory two weeks prior, AS Monaco faced off against Bordeaux at the Matmut Atlantique Stadium on Sunday, November 24. The match was certainly not without its fair share of drama, right from the starting whistle.
The opener of the game was assisted by Ben Yedder and put into the back of the net by Monaco forward Slimani in the 15th minute making it his sixth goal with the boys in red and white. Just 14 minutes later Bordeaux equalised with a high rising header from defender Pablo following a corner.
The drama began in ernest after the match resumed for the second half as Slimani, Dias and Henrichs all received yellow cards within 12 minutes. The situation only worsened for Les Monegasques after Slimani raised his arm while in the wall in an apparent attempt to block a free kick. The second strike for the forward and resulted in a red card.
De Préville stepped up to take the spot kick and proved to be successful, giving Bordeaux a one goal lead over their visitors in the 69th minute. Jardim and his men were unable to find a comeback to this unfortunate series of events as the game drew to a close five minutes into overtime. The scoreline: Bordeaux 2-1 Monaco.
Bordeaux now sit pretty with 22 points in third place in the table while the Principality side have been reduced to 14th place. The point difference between these two sides is only four so perhaps there is still hope for Monaco’s return to the podium.
The boys in red and white will be in action again under the floodlights of Stade Louis II against League 1 rivals and heavy hitters Paris Saint-Germain on December 1. The match will kick off at 19:00 local time and won’t be one to miss.
PHOTO: Gil Dias