Down to Bordeaux, hopeful against Marseille

AS Monaco are licking their wounds after a 2-1 loss away to Bordeaux on Sunday. Monaco’s only goal was scored by 17 year-old Pietro Pellegri, his first for the club since joining from Genoa in January at the age of 16. He is the first player born in 2001 to score in Italy’s Serie A and much is expected of him at Monaco.

Bordeaux’s win was sealed by two goals from Guinea forward Francois Kamano, who scored his second in injury time after Bordeaux had failed to score from a penalty in the 89th minute following a lunging tackle by Monaco goalkeeper Diego Benaglio.

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After just three games in the new season, AS Monaco now lie in second place behind Paris Saint Germain. The next game in France’s Ligue 1 is at home on Sunday, September 2, to Olympique Marseille. The game starts under floodlights at 21:00.