Monaco 2-3 Lyon: Cherki’s late winner dashed Monaco’s Ligue 1 dream; chaos after the final whistle

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Ryan Cherki scored the late winner to help Lyon edge out Monaco.

Lyon pulled off a thrilling 3-2 win against Monaco despite being a man down to keep their hopes alive in securing the Champions League qualification.

The visitors were coming after a close defeat to table leaders Lille and desperate for a win against Niko Kovac’s side, who have been highly successful this season whilst their last defeat coming at the start of March.

As it is suggested, Monaco took the lead in the 25th minute through Kevin Volland, who has been one of their main source of goals this season.

However, Lyon responded brilliantly after the break, scoring two goals in the space of 20 minutes courtesy of Memphis Depay and Marcelo. Depay’s goal marked his 19th of the season, which is the second-highest in Ligue 1 after Kylian Mbappe (25 goals)

Maxence Caqueret’s red card coupled with Ben Yedder’s penalty almost ruined Lyon’s night, but luckily minutes later, teenager Ryan Cherki provided the winning strike.

Les Gones are currently trailing Monaco by a point at fourth in the Ligue 1 table.

However, players from both sides involved in a wild brawl after the final whistle, which saw four players, Pellegri, Geubbels, De Sciglio and Marcelo, receive straight red cards.

Lyon also managed to settle the scores against Monaco for their defeat in the French Cup quarter-finals last week.

Lyon will be facing Lorient, Nimes and Nice in the upcoming weeks, and it remains to be seen whether they can seal the Champions League qualification.

Wissam Ben Yedder is the third current Ligue 1 player to have scored 100 goals in the top-flight, after Jimmy Briand (100) and Kylian Mbappé (105). Centenarian.
Rayan Cherki (17y and 258d) is the second youngest player to have scored a goal with Lyon in Ligue 1 since Bernard Lacombe (17y and 114d) in December 1969 against Red Star FC. Gem. #ASMOL