After a successful first match in the Europa League earlier this week, AS Monaco hosted Ligue 1 rivals Lyon at the Stade Louis II on the evening of Sunday, September 11.

The match was entertaining from kick-off, as both sides played well and created plenty of chances, but despite this, the scoreline remained empty at halftime.

However, a determined Principality side opened the scoring 10 minutes into the second half, through a Benoit Badiashile header on an assist from Caio Henrique.

Just minutes later, another Monaco defender scored, and this time it was Guillermo Maripan with the goal thanks to a consecutive assist from Henrique, the Brazilian proving to be quite comfortable playing in the left side of the midfield. With a score of 2-0 at the 63rd minute, the hosts were providing the home supporters with a great show.

Lyon’s Karl Toko Ekambi managed to pull one back for the visitors at the 81st minute, but this would not be enough to beat the Monegasques before the final whistle.

Having beaten Lyon 2-1 at home, Monaco claim three very useful points and climb up to seventh place in the Ligue 1 table.

The Monegasques are very busy at the moment, as they will face Turkish side Ferencvaros in a Europa League group stage match at the Stade Louis II on Thursday, September 15, before facing Reims away in Ligue 1 again.