RC Lens largely won on the lawn of Monaco (4-1), Saturday, during the third day of Ligue 1.
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The pill obviously did not pass. AS Monaco has still not digested its elimination against PSV Eindhoven in the third preliminary round of the Champions League. A dashing Lensoise team took the opportunity to win at the Louis-II stadium, Saturday August 20, on behalf of the third day of Ligue 1 (4-1).
Facing the Lensois, seventh last season, Wissam Ben Yedder and his teammates had to remobilize to get off to a good start, but a very quick goal from Openda (7th) quickly plunged them back into doubt. Unable to keep the ball, Philippe Clement’s players conceded a second goal, signed Machado (0-2, 38th) before finally reacting just before the break thanks to the reduction of Badiashile’s score (2-1, 42nd ).
But the hope of an equalizer was showered by the Lensois shortly after the resumption. A foul by Embolo on Sotoca in the Monegasque area offered the break penalty to Fofana (3-1 55th). The red card inflicted on Vanderson, for a sole on Machado, completed the last Monegasque inclinations.
The Sang et Or, who put the finishing touches on Saïd (4-1, 78th) confirm their excellent start to the season, and their status as a pet peeve for Rock players. Monaco has not won against Lens since 2014. The Northerners now have three wins after their 3-0 success in 2020 and 2-0 last season.
With seven points, Lens temporarily takes the lead in Ligue 1 ahead of PSG (6 points) who travel to Lille on Sunday (8:45 p.m.).