Monaco - OM (2-3): Germain seals comeback win02 sep 2018
Olympique de Marseille struck at the death to claim a morale boosting win against AS Monaco at Stade Louis II on Sunday.
The match in the Principality saw the debut of Kevin Strootman in midfield, while Bouna Sarr replaced Florian Thauvin in the starting 11.
And despite an even start to the game, it took a while for the first real chance to arrive. Bouna Sarr found Kostas Mitroglou with a sweet cross, but Diego Benaglio saved well from the Greek.
It was right before half-time that OM drew blood. Mitroglou, who had been an aerial threat all game did superbly well to get on top of a Payet cross, with Benaglio unable to keep it out.
Early in the second half, the tide had turned and it was OM who self-inflicted the damage. Adil Rami gave the ball away easily for Falcao who squared for Youri Tielemans to equalise.
Minutes later, it was the Monaco captain who put his side 2-1 ahead with a simple strike after some poor defending from Rami once more.
OM pressed hard as the second half wore on and were rewarded with an equaliser from Thauvin who got on the end of a neat cross by Hiroki Sakai.
But the real drama came in the 90th minute as Germain popped off the bench to latch on to Thauvin’s delivery and seal a first win for OM at Monaco in 8 years.
OM go into the international break having taken 7 points from the opening 4 games.