Six-star Monaco respond to PSG

Ligue 1 Conforama > Match Reports
04/11/2017

AS Monaco picked up the gauntlet thrown down by Paris Saint-Germain with a stunning 6-0 defeat of En Avant Guingamp on Saturday.

 AS Monaco 6-0 En Avant Guingamp 

THE MATCH
After seeing PSG crush Angers earlier in the day to move seven points clear of them, Monaco knew they could ill afford to slip up. In Guingamp, who had lost their last four away matches, Leonardo Jardim's men could barely have asked for better guests.

Jorge had already sent a dangerous ball into the box (7') before Monaco went in front. In the continued absence of Radamel Falcao, Guido Carrillo was given an opportunity to shine and he took it — heading home Almamy Touré's cross for the opening goal and his first of the campaign (10').

Touré was again involved as Monaco, held by Besiktas in the UEFA Champions League in midweek, doubled their lead. He moved down the right, beyond Franck Tabanou, and sent a low cross into the box for Adama Traoré to send a shot through Karl-Johan Johnsson's legs (27').

Cruised

Rony Lopes had claimed Monaco's goal in Istanbul in midweek, this time he teed up Keita Baldé after taking Johnsson out of the game (36'), and Monaco even claimed a fourth after Félix Eboa Eboa felled Carrillo and Fabinho swept home the spot-kick (45+1').

With the game won, Monaco cruised through the second half, raising themselves to add two more goals. Touré again was the provider, Traoré once more the finisher, sending a curling shot beyond Johnsson (76') for the fifth before Carrillo surged in behind Christophe Kerbrat to reach substitute Rachid Ghezzal's cross and make it six (78').

THE PLAYER: Guido Carrillo
The Argentine forward has worked in the shadow of Falcao for much of his Monaco career, but the 26-year-old again showed his value as a back-up to the Colombia international.

THE STAT: 3
Touré is the first Ligue 1 Conforama defender to register three assists in the same game since 2006-07.

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