Monaco forward Ben Yedder scores in 2-0 win at Ajaccio

Sun, Mar 19, 2023
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Monaco forward Ben Yedder scores in 2-0 win at Ajaccio

PARIS (AP) - Wissam Ben Yedder scored his 80th career league goal for Monaco in a 2-0 win at 10-man Ajaccio on Sunday as the Principality side got back to winning ways in the French top flight.

It was Ben Yedder's 17th league goal this season. The France striker put the hosts ahead in the 26th minute before Krepin Diatta sealed Monaco's win with seven minutes left.

Ajaccio was forced to play with 10 players for most of the second half after Cyrille Bayala was sent off for a reckless tackle on Caio Henrique in the 51st minute.

Fourth-place Monaco had picked up only one point from its previous three matches.

Ben Yedder became the third player in Monaco's history to score 80 league goals for the club after Delio Onnis (157) and Lucien Cossou (97).

He scored from a rebound from close range following a free kick from Henrique. Monaco was then in control against a poor Ajaccio side that was punished by Diatta on the counter and remained in the relegation zone.

League leader Paris Saint-Germain later defended a comfortable nine-point lead at home against Rennes, with striker Kylian Mbappe looking to add to his 19 league goals this season. Third-place Marseille faced a tough test at Reims, which is unbeaten in 19 matches.


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