French Cup 21 January 2020, 00:38

AS Monaco punch their ticket for the Round of 16

AS Monaco punch their ticket for the Round of 16
AS Monaco qualified against Saint-Pryvé / Saint-Hilaire (1-3) and joined the knockout stages of the Coupe de France. Robert Moreno's men made the difference in the first half.

Effective. AS Monaco got off to a good start in their Round of 32 tie against Saint-Pryvé / Saint-Hilaire. Already the author of a double in the previous round against Reims, Keita Baldé opened the the scoring in the 11th minute. The Senegalese international was opportunistic after a stop by Chatelin from a header by Jovetic and puts the ball out of the ‘keeper’s reach. Following a high pressure from the attackers, Keita Baldé then finished  a pass from Wissam Ben Yedder to double the lead just before the half  hour mark (29th), making it another double! Shortly thereafter, the number 9 scored the Red and Whites’ third goal and his first of the season in the Coupe de France in the 36th minute.

Gabriel Boschilla attacks following his entry on the hour mark.
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Saint-Pryvé/Saint-Hilaire preserve their honor

Despite being ahead by three goals at the break, AS Monaco could see an answer coming. Their opponents, the players of Saint-Pryvé / Saint-Hilaire did not give up and tried to save their honor in the second half. While Augustin had hit the post in the 59th,  the hosts succeeded at the end of the match through Carnejy Antoine, the top scorer of the competition with seven goals, on a deflected ball by Quentin Moutiapoulle (82nd). If they were content to manage their lead in the second half, the Reds and Whites respected their valiant opponents to the end, as Robert Moreno had  wanted.

Monaco to face Saint-Étienne

The draw, carried out on Sunday evening, has  offered a big match for the Round of 16. AS Monaco will host AS Saint-Étienne at Stade Louis-II on Tuesday January 28, 2020 at 8:55 pm. But before, that the focus is back on the championship with the reception of RC Strasbourg on Saturday at 8 p.m. as part of the 21st matchday of Ligue 1 Conforama.

Rise. Risk. Repeat.