Forward Wissam Ben Yedder gave Monaco the victory against bottom side Dijon with a double, so that the Principality team maintains its aspirations to fight for Ligue 1. The third win in a row keeps Niko Kovac’s team with all the options to reach the first position. Third in the table, Monaco is one point behind second, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), and 4 behind the leader, Lille.
Dijon’s visit to the Louis II stadium did not break out until the second half. The entry into the pitch of former Barcelona player Cesc Fabregas, who took the place of Rubén Aguilar, and, above all, Ben Yedder, who replaced Sofiane Diop, was key.
The former Sevilla player revolutionized the game. Four minutes into the second half he caused a penalty. He was caught by Bruno Ecuele. Ben Yedder threw from eleven meters but missed. The rejection was picked up by Montenegrin Stevan Jovetic, who beat Saturnin Allagbe to make it 1-0.
Five later, Ben Yedder signed the second after taking advantage of a ball received by Aleksandar Golovin. His great performance was rounded off by the French international one minute from time, when a foul inside the box by Fouad Chafik was called a penalty. Ben Yedder took responsibility again and did not fail this time. He scored his second goal of the match and sealed the Monegasque triumph.