With twenty minutes until full-time, AS Monaco’s possession stat was 62%. By the end of the game, that figure had fallen to 57%, reflecting an overall dominant display by the visitors in spite of Nantes’ fightback in the last few minutes.
Along with PSG and Lille, AS Monaco are one of three top flight sides to have racked up over 2000 passes after three matches.
106 passes by Kurzawa
Layvin Kurzawa featured prominently in the win at La Beaujoire, providing the assist for Radamel Falcao’s winning strike. Of all the players on the pitch, he had the most touches of the ball during the game, and was also the player with the most successful tackles and interceptions (19).
In 180 minutes of game-time since the start of the season, Layvin Kurzawa has notched up a total of 185 passes, an impressive average of more than one every minute.
97% pass completion for Raggi and Carvalho
AS Monaco’s central defensive pairing were particularly influential yesterday. Andrea Raggi and Ricardo Carvalho’s pass completion rate was a superb 97%, with the Italian only missing the intended target with 4 out of 61 passes, while just 5 out of 83 passes went astray for the Portuguese.
Overall, AS Monaco were the more accurate team on the night, with 84% of their passes successfully completed compared with 75% for the Canaries.
8 saves by Danijel Subasic
The Croatian ‘keeper had a busy night and was called into action a total of eight times, holding on to four shots and parrying another four, three of those stops proving crucial: from Gakpé’s first-half penalty, from a deflection off Carvalho and from Bedoya’s header late in the game. "Suba" made more saves than any other top-flight ‘keeper on matchday 3.
The penalty save by Danijel Subasic was named in L'Équipe’s top 5 saves of the week.
The Red & Whites earned nine corners during the game, compared to Nantes’ five. AS Monaco have racked up more corners than any other team over the first three matchdays, with a grand total of 23.
While Layvin Kurzawa usually takes inswingers from the right, AS Monaco’s number one corner specialist is Joao Moutinho. The Portugal midfielder has taken more than any other player in Ligue 1 so far this season.