With 63% possession and 87% completed passes against 69%, AS Monaco FC produced their third-best display of the season in this domain against Evian, just less than in the first meeting against the same side (64%). But for the second time this season, Jérémy Toulalan and Co failed to get the better of Les Haut-Savoyards.
In Annecy, the problem was not taking the chances that came the team's way, starting with that incredible miss from James Rodriguez at the start of the second half. AS Monaco FC only got one of their 13 shots on target! While Évian almost scored with their one and only corner of the match, Les Rouge et Blanc had six without every worrying the hosts' defence.
In the end, it was a bitter pill to swallow for Claudio Ranieri's men who enjoyed 786 possessions, their highest number since Week 18 against Guingamp and the third highest this season.Mounir Obbadi had 105 touches of the ball, while Aymen Abdennour and Ricardo Carvalho, playing together for the first time, had 96% and 95% completed passes...
Les Rouge et Blanc won 45 duels to 4, another department in which they dominated, but in vain. Despite the statistics in their favour, AS Monaco FC suffered a fourth defeat of the season...
Photos: Évian TG - AS Monaco FC
Video: Post-match reactions
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