Marseille complete a sensational comeback to beat Monaco 4-3.
It appears Monaco are consigned to another relegation battle this year, as they find themselves second from last in Ligue 1 with only 2 points from the first five games of the season.
Monaco took an early first-half lead, with a brace from new signing Wissam Ben Yedder. The Frenchman scored from the spot in the 17th minute and doubled the Principality club’s lead in the 26th with another goal.
Monaco were flying high and perhaps Leonardo Jardim’s side could have been forgiven for thinking that this was the game to turn their season around.
The moment was short-lived, as Dario Benedetto scored a 38th-minute strike to get his side right back in the game.
Before the half time whistle was blown, Valerie Germain leveled the score with a 41st-minute goal.
The second half saw the visitors pile the pressure on Monaco.
If it wasn’t bad enough that Jardim’s team had squandered a dream start to the game, things got worse. Wissam Ben Yedder limped off in the 56th minute with an injury.
Marseille were relentless in their search for the lead. That paid off with a 61st-minute goal from Dimitri Payet, to give Marseille the lead for the first time in the game.
Benedetto capped off his dream first start for Marseille with another to bag his brace in the 66th minute to all but guarantee his side all three points.
Monaco did put a fight and got themselves a third goal in the 71st minute from Keita Balde.
While possession was fairly evenly balanced, and both sides had opportunities, Marseille clearly wanted the win more than the home side.
Marseille wins 4-3.
Andre Villas-Boas’ side now sits fourth in Ligue 1 on ten points only two points behind leaders PSG.
⏱️90+4' WE'VE DONE IT!!
WHAT A CRAZY GAME! BUT OM WIN!
— Olympique Marseille (@OM_English) September 15, 2019