Substitution. Adrien Tameze leaves the pitch and is replaced by Racine Coly (Nice).
Djibril Sidibe (Monaco) crosses the ball into the box, but one of the defending players averts the threat.
We will have 4 min. of added time.
Falcao (Monaco) goes on a solo run, but he fails to create a chance as an opposition player blocks him.
Patrick Vieira has decided to make a change. Jean-Victor Makengo (Nice) replaces Allan Saint-Maximin.
Stevan Jovetic (Monaco) expertly controls a neat clever pass on the edge of the penalty area, but his effort smashes against the right post! What a shot that was!
Djibril Sidibe (Monaco) brings an opponent down and Benoit Bastien interrupts the game.
The referee allows time for a substitution. Remi Walter will be replaced by Danilo (Nice).
Here is a change. Aleksandr Golovin is going off and Thierry Henry gives the last tactical orders to Stevan Jovetic (Monaco).
Diego Benaglio anticipates the direction of the penalty by Allan Saint-Maximin (Nice). He attempted to put the ball inside the left post, but the goalkeeper was there in time to deny him.
Allan Saint-Maximin (Nice) is going to take the penalty!
The Nice players are happy as the referee awards a PENALTY after the VAR review!
There's a break in play and referee Benoit Bastien must have got a signal in his ear as he indicates he will check that earlier penalty claim by Nice using VAR. This could be interesting!
Benoit Badiashile (Monaco) was trying to get to the ball but clattered into the legs of the opponent as well. Benoit Bastien blows his whistle for an infringement. It's a penalty for Nice!
Good team movement sets up Youri Tielemans (Monaco) on the edge of the box, but he slices the ball narrowly wide of the right post.
Thierry Henry prepares a substitution. Moussa Sylla is replaced by Falcao (Monaco).
Substitution. Djibril Sidibe (Monaco) receives a signal from the referee and is now allowed to enter the pitch as Benjamin Henrichs walks off.
Monaco quickly take a corner kick with a short pass.
Benjamin Henrichs (Monaco) delivers a crossfield pass, but the ball is cut out before it reaches its intended target. The ball is out of play. A goal-scoring opportunity from a corner for Monaco.
The linesman's flag goes up. Julien Serrano (Monaco) is caught in the offside trap.
Julien Serrano (Monaco) fizzes over a cross which doesn't cause any problems. The ball is off of the pitch and it's a goal kick for Nice.
Dante (Nice) is shown a yellow card by the referee for making a challenge on his opponent, but he looks angry with the decision.
Benoit Bastien shows a yellow card to Julien Serrano (Monaco), who isn't surprised as the tackle was really hard and late.
Moussa Sylla (Monaco) came close to scoring. He connected with a pass inside the box and perhaps should have done better than direct his shot straight at Walter Benitez.
The ball is whipped in from the corner by Youri Tielemans (Monaco), but one of the defenders gets it clear.
Aleksandr Golovin (Monaco) attempts to find the head of one of his teammates with a promising cross into the box, but a defender outjumps the attackers and averts the threat. The referee points to the corner flag and Monaco will take a corner.
Youri Tielemans (Monaco) works the corner short instead of sending the ball into the penalty area.
Rony Lopes (Monaco) launches an inaccurate corner kick into the penalty area.
Walter Benitez leaps to intercept the corner kick from Rony Lopes (Monaco).
Some great controlled play and passing in the middle of the pitch from Monaco.
Rony Lopes takes over corner duties and expertly finds Benoit Badiashile Mukinayi (Monaco), who jumps highest and coolly plants a bullet header into the right side of the goal. The score is now 1:1.
Rony Lopes (Monaco) steps up to send the ball in.
Moussa Sylla (Monaco) swings in a cross, but the ball is cleared to safety by one of the defending players. The ball goes out for a corner. Monaco can continue in their attacking effort.
Rony Lopes (Monaco) decides to take a short corner instead of crossing into the box.
Benjamin Henrichs (Monaco) flights in the cross, but the defender is alert and clears to safety. Monaco force a corner. Their opponents will face another attacking threat.
The players are back out on the pitch following the half-time break and the second half is about to start.
The end of the first half.
Ihsan Sacko (Nice) is sent off after deserving nothing other than a red card from a referee for clattering into his opponent!
Wait! The referee makes the VAR signal and he's going to review that incident from earlier. This could be a red card for Ihsan Sacko (Nice)! Let's see what he decides.
Ihsan Sacko (Nice) takes out his opponent with a horrific tackle and is relieved when the referee only shows him a yellow card.
The fourth official shows 2 min. of added time.
The referee blows his whistle for a foul after Malang Sarr (Nice) overruns the ball during an attack and makes an aggressive challenge on his opponent.
Allan Saint-Maximin (Nice) did his best to latch onto a through ball, but it was too strong.
Christophe Jallet (Nice) can't expect anything else than a yellow card for his hard tackle. And a yellow it is. Benoit Bastien didn't think twice about pulling it out of his pocket.
Diego Benaglio comes off his line to intercept the corner from Wylan Cyprien (Nice).
Youcef Attal (Nice) is adjudged offside.
Referee Benoit Bastien signals that the goal stands after the VAR review and the Nice have a reason to celebrate!
Amid all the celebrations by Nice, the referee has gone over to the monitor to check the validity of the goal using VAR.
GOAL! A terrible mistake leads to a goal. The defender ends up losing possession, allowing Allan Saint-Maximin (Nice) to pick up the ball before slotting it into the back of the net to make it 0:1.
Youri Tielemans (Monaco) steps up to take the corner, but the ball just sails in among the defenders.
Aleksandr Golovin (Monaco) fails to find any of his teammates inside the box as his pass is blocked. Monaco have been awarded a corner kick.
Rony Lopes (Monaco) races through the centre to the edge of the box then lets fly with a rocket of a shot that flies just over the bar.
The Monaco players are exchanging some short passes.
Aleksandr Golovin (Monaco) knew what to do with the ball, but was just a bit unlucky. After receiving a pass, he sent the ball goalwards from some 23 metres out, but it flew just over the bar.
Youri Tielemans (Monaco) takes the free kick and attempts to find some of his teammates inside the box, but the ball is intercepted and cleared out of danger.
Foul! Allan Saint-Maximin (Nice) is penalised for pulling back his opponent. Monaco will take a free kick.
Youri Tielemans (Monaco) swings in a cross from the corner, but Walter Benitez reads it well and gathers the ball.
Aleksandr Golovin (Monaco) tries to slide the ball through to a teammate but it's well blocked by a defender. Monaco force their opponents to concede a corner.
Wylan Cyprien (Nice) creates a yard of space for himself and tries an effort from distance, but it's blocked.
Wylan Cyprien (Nice) takes the corner, but it's intercepted by the defender.
The ball is cleared after Allan Saint-Maximin (Nice) attempted to dribble past an opposing player. The ball is out of play and Nice manage to earn a corner.
Benoit Bastien blows his whistle. Aleksandr Golovin (Monaco) commits a foul after dangerous play.
Moussa Sylla (Monaco) picks up a long through ball, but Walter Benitez deserves praise for a brilliant reaction and interception.
Patrick Burner (Nice) takes a snap shot from the edge of the box after a rebound, but his effort is a waste as it goes high over the bar.
The corner kick from Rony Lopes (Monaco) is headed out of the penalty area by one of the defenders.
Aleksandr Golovin (Monaco) must feel embarrassed now. He received a killer pass, but his shot from the six-yard box was a disaster. He miskicked and made it very easy for Walter Benitez to get hold of the ball. The ball is out of play. Monaco will have a chance to score from a corner.
The first half has just begun.
Benoit Bastien got the nomination for today's game and will try his best to be a fair judge and not make any mistakes.
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The players are on the pitch and Monaco will have the kick-off.