AS Monaco ease into French Cup semis with 2-0 win over AmiensFebruary 9, 2022
Monaco progressed to the French Cup semifinals by defeating second-tier side Amiens 2-0 with goals from Aurelien Tchouameni and Kevin Volland.
Monaco was the heavy favorite and was in control throughout. Tchouameni, a France midfielder with seven caps, put Monaco in the driver’s seat after five minutes with a half-volley from a poorly cleared corner kick.
The goal spurred the visitors on but Amiens forward Aliou Badji missed a couple of chances to level while Chadrac Akolo had a goal disallowed for an offside position.
Volland made it 2-0 from close range in the 54th from teenager Maghnes Akliouche’s assist.
Monaco was French Cup runner-up last year to Paris Saint-Germain and is chasing its first cup title since 1991.
Southern rivals Nice and Marseille meet in the Riviera city while fourth-tier sides Bergerac and Versailles face off in the other quarterfinal scheduled for Wednesday.