For the first time, a goal from the Portuguese international was not enough to give AS Monaco victory. Scoring decisive goals has become something of a habit for Bernardo Silva, who grabbed winners against Marseille, Nantes, Nice and Caen, and was so close to repeating the trick against Rennes...
While it was not to be, the midfielder nonetheless put in a laudable display, completing 94% of his passes successfully and harrying the opposition mercilessly. And it was his pressure on Mexer that forced the Rennes defender into a mistake. Silva went on to seize the opportunity presented to him, beating Costil with the cool of a natural-born finisher. The goal puts him just behind Dimitar Berbatov and Anthony Martial, who were unable to add to their tallies against the Breton side.
AS MONACO GOALSCORERS
1 - Berbatov, Martial (7 goals)
3 - Silva (6)
4 - F. Carrasco (4)
5 - Dirar, Germain, Moutinho (2
8 - Elderson, Fabinho, Kondogbia, Matheus, Touré, L. Traoré (1)
(+Falcao 2, Ocampos, Imorou o.g.)