Teams are testing each other out in the early going. Both teams are trying to develop their game. The Monegasques go more to the left side to combine, especially with Gelson Martins. On a corner obtained by the Portuguese, Cesc Fàbregas places a header that hits the crossbar. A first alert on the goal Nice (12 ‘).
A few minutes later, the men of Leonardo Jardim get a double opportunity. On a delivery from Falcao, Fàbregas triggers a shot that is diverted by Benitez. Gelson Martins tried to put in a rebound but the goalkeeper from Nice reacted to save his teammates (17 ‘, 0-0).
Unfortunately, Benoît Badiashile registered an own goal (36 ‘). Nice lead in this meeting without having a shot from the beginning of the game (1-0). A goal to zero for the Nice at the end of this first half.
No change to report from both sides for the second half. OGC Nice is dangerous through Saint Maximin. The Frenchman hits a shot that passes over the goal of Benaglio (53 ‘) .The response of the Monegasques is instantaneous. Henrichs overflowed right side and found Fàbregas in the penalty area. The Spaniard tries his luck from outside of the foot but Benitez diverts the attempt (56 ‘).
After contact with Djibril Sidibé, Saint Maximin crumbles into the penalty area and Mr. Buquet indicates the penalty spot. The player converts and allows Nice to lead two goals to zero (67 ‘). Later, Benaglio saves the Monegasques from conceding a third goal: He stops a decisive parry against Le Bihan (69’).
Radamel Falcao gets the last chance. The Colombian’s attempt is close but doesn’t beat Benitez (85 ‘). The score will no longer evolve. Les Monegasques lost two goals to zero in neighboring Nice. In August, AS Monaco will play its 61st season in Ligue 1.