In a match played out in heavy rain, the Red & Whites dominated proceedings. After unsuccessful efforts from Silva and Martial, Berbatov lit up the stadium with a flash of genius to give AS Monaco a half-time lead. Just before the break, in the 45th minute, the Bulgarian showed perfect control to take down a Martial cross from the right. At the far post, he then beat Ahamada with a sumptuous shot with the outside of his boot. Berbatov was in the thick of the action again in the second half, converting a penalty after a foul on Fabinho. It was a second important win in succession, ahead of a very big week at the Louis-II with the visits of Zenit and OM.