Following on from a slim 0-1 defeat to Nice in the Côte d’Azur derby on the previous weekend, AS Monaco turned the tide with a defiant 3-2 victory over fierce Ligue 1 rivals Marseille at the Stade Louis II on September 30.
Marseille shocked the home crowd with a goal in the first minute, courtesy of Iliman Ndiaye, to get the visitors ahead by 0-1. However, the Monegasques equalised just eight minutes later thanks to a close range goal by Monaco youngster Maghnes Akliouche to make it 1-1.
Samuel Gigot got one back for Marseille at the 18th minute, before Folarin Balogun rectified his performance on the previous weekend – when he missed two penalties – to get a goal of his own, equalising at the 23rd minute.
Monaco youngster Akliouche made matters worse for the visitors with another goal to make it 3-2 at just the 53rd minute. A flurry of substitutions ensued on both sides of the pitch, but to no avail, as the hosts held on to another win to provisionally reclaim the top spot of the Ligue 1 table.
After this, another win in the books this season, Monaco will begin preparing for their fixture against Reims, away on Saturday, October 7.