Following a red hot streak of important victories, AS Monaco maintained their winning momentum with yet another victory, this time against Brest at the Stade Francis-le-Blé on Sunday, February 19.
Despite a handful of opportunities, the first goal of the fixture didn’t arrive until the 40th minute, when team captain Wissam Ben Yedder set Alexandr Golovin up with a tidy pass, before the Russian International found the back of the net from close range.
A side known for putting up a fight against the giants of the leagu, the Brestois players did not give up in their search for the equaliser. At the 67th minute, Philippe Clement revitalised his team by making a double substitution, replacing Ben Yedder and Eliesse Ben Seghir with Breel Embolo and Myron Boadu; a decision that quickly paid off, as Boadu scored to bring the visiting Monegasques up to 0-2 at the 72nd minute.
Brest finally found the back of the net on the other side of the pitch at the 86th minute to narrow their deficit to 1-2, but this would prove to be just a consolation in the end, as Monaco won with that same scoreline.