Marseille ended a series of unsuccessful matches in Ligue 1 with a 2-0 win over Strasbourg, while AS Monaco gradually revived when they defeated Rennes with a score of 3-2 in the first round of the 10th round.
After a series of 4 games without tasting the victory, the chair of the new famous coach Andre Villas-Boas began to heat up with much criticism. Therefore, a bad result before the opponent in the last group of Strasbourg on Velodrome could bring a gloomy future for the former coach who once led Tottenham and Chelsea.
Fortunately for the Spanish military leader, in the middle of the hardest time, Marseille had shown himself to have a victory, though not much convincing. Although the French port city team did not show its superiority in the match, it took advantage of important moments. In the remaining time, despite launching more shots, but Marseille must wait until the last minute to be sure to hold 3 points when Kevin Strootman successfully implemented the 11m penalty.
The 2-0 victory over Strasbourg not only helped Marseille rise to the fourth position, but also a spiritual stepping stone to prepare for the trip to Paris to meet the top team of PSG this weekend in Ligue 1.
Meanwhile, luck is also one of the factors that helped AS Monaco beat Rennes at home. Although the team soon took the lead in the third minute thanks to Wissam Ben Yedder, the Stade Louis II team was in the chase due to a 2-1 lead. However, the mistakes of the visitors did not help the coach Leonardo Jardim successfully upstream with two goals from Islam Slimani (56 minutes) and Yedder (90 minutes).
Yedder’s brace not only AS Monaco earned a third victory this season to temporarily drop out of the relegation group, but also helped fans forget the departure of famous striker Ramadel Falcao, who moved to Galatasaray.