VIDEO: AS Monaco continue impressive start to season by battering Marseille in stunning winPublished November 28, 2016
AS Monaco are in formidable form. The French side have qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League and followed up victory over Spurs with domestic dominance. Marseille were the unlucky souls who had to visit the Principality at the weekend. Like most teams who have ventured that way this season, they came away empty-handed.
Leonardo Jardim’s side threatened to run riot in the first half when they raced into a three-goal lead. The tone was set immediately after kick-off when Bernardo Silva saw his low strike go just wide of the post.
Brazilian attacker Gabriel Boscilia opened the scoring not long after that with a brilliant free-kick. The 20-year-old is one of many young stars at Monaco. Valere Germain would double the scoring with a close-range header after tremendous work down the right by Silva.
Germain scored again not too long after that. Showing wonderful balance, he took a touch before finishing with a placed shot into the opposite corner. That was all before half-time. Marseille, relieved to hear the referee’s whistle, came out a more determined side after the break. They would have had a consolation effort if Danijel Subasic hadn’t made a point-blank save.
One more goal was to come and that was Monaco’s. Germain’s attempted chip was clawed out by Marseille goalkeeper Yohann Pelé but Guido Carrillo was there to nod home the follow-up.
Monaco have now scored 59 goals in 23 games this season, which gives them an impressive average of 2.56 goals per game.