In front of home supporters at the Stade Louis II for the first time this season, AS Monaco put on a show of dominance right from kick-off, beating the visiting Strasbourg side 3-0 on Sunday, August 20.
With a delighted HSH Prince Albert in attendance alongside the club’s President, Dmitri Rybolovlev, new head coach Adi Hütter came to play. Takumi Minamino opened the scoring in sublime fashion from well beyond the box, finding the bottom corner with a ranged shot at the 20th minute.
Not satisfied with his long shot, Minamino scored again, this time with an unstoppable header at the 36th minute, having been found by Caio Henrique to make it 2-0.
The Monegasques did not hold back upon returning from the locker room, as team captain Wissam Ben Yedder found the back of the net to bring the scoreline to 3-0 at only the 58th minute with his third goal in just the second match of the 2023/24 Ligue 1 season.
With three great goals scored, Hütter went into management mode and preserved the scoreline until the final whistle blew to signal the second Monegasque victory in as many matches.
As it stands, Monaco sit at the top of the table, but this should of course be taken with a pinch of salt so early into the season. However, the way that the Principality side has been playing as of late suggests that the club has rediscovered its winning form, making for an exciting year of football ahead. The next match will see Monaco take on Nantes away on Friday, August 25.