Sports round-up: Triumphs on the court, pitch and rings for Monaco

It was good news – and performances – all round for the Roca Team, AS Monaco and the national gymnastics team on the first weekend on the month, with victories and high scorecards raised consistently for the Principality’s athletes. 

Basketball: Roca Team overpowers Paris in a dominant victory 

In a remarkable basketball match on Sunday 3rd December, AS Monaco Basket emerged victorious over Paris with a notable final score of 84-62. The game was characterised by the Roca Team’s superior performance in several statistical categories. They led in total bounces, recording 39 against Paris’ 35, and demonstrated a stronger team play with 14 assists compared to eight for Paris. Defensively, Monaco also excelled with nine interceptions, easily outdoing Paris, who managed five. 

Mike James was the top performer for Monaco, contributing a significant 22 points to the team’s total score and earning an impressive evaluation score of 16. His performance was a major factor in Monaco’s triumph.

Jaron Blossomgame and Matthew Strazel also played pivotal roles, with their contributions on the court helping Monaco towards overall dominance in the game. 

The next home Betclic Elite game is scheduled for 17th December against Roanne. 

Football: AS Monaco clinches 2-0 victory over Montpellier HSC 

In a competitive Ligue 1 encounter at the Stade Louis II, also on Sunday 3rd December, AS Monaco secured a 2-0 win against Montpellier HSC. The match was a tactical battle, with Monaco displaying effective strategy and resilience.

Goals from Takumi Minamino and Wissam Ben Yedder were central to Monaco’s victory. Minamino opened the scoring, finding the net early in the game, while Ben Yedder sealed the win with a late goal. 

Takumi Minamino (left) helped AS Monaco on their way to the win with an early goal. Photo credit: AS Monaco Foot / Facebook

Montpellier HSC, known for their counter-attacking prowess, challenged Monaco throughout the match. However, Monaco’s defence, anchored by Guillermo Maripán, effectively neutralised these threats. This win is significant for AS Monaco as it reinforces their position in the upper ranks of Ligue 1 standings. 

The next home game is scheduled for 15th December against O. Lyonnais. 

Gymnastics: L’Étoile de Monaco shines at French Gymnastics Championships 

On Saturday 2nd December, L’Étoile de Monaco impressed at the French Gymnastics Championships with their agility and technical skill. Competing against Tremblay, Monaco’s gymnasts showcased their strength and grace, highlighting their rigorous training.  


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