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Monaco beats Amiens to rise out of Ligue 1 relegation zone

For the first time since Henry was appointed head coach, Monaco can reasonably claim to have some positive momentum.

Club Atletico de Madrid v AS Monaco - UEFA Champions League Group A Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images

AS Monaco has claimed just its second win under head coach Thierry Henry, beating Amiens, 2-0, on Tuesday, December 4.

A penalty at the end of each half - both converted by Falcao - gave Monaco three points and a boost to 17th in the Ligue 1 table: above the league’s relegation places.

The win is Monaco’s second in its last three league games. Both victories have come on the road. Next up for Henry’s squad is a home game against Patrick Vieira’s seventh-placed Nice on Friday, December 7.

Nice is on a seven-game unbeaten run in all competitions and has not conceded a goal in its last six league outings. Both Monaco’s wins under Henry to date have come against teams also fighting an early-season relegation battle. Nice will be a tougher test than either Caen or Amiens. But for the first time since he was appointed head coach, Henry can at least claim his team has some positive momentum to carry it into its next challenge: beating opponents that aren’t worried about going down this season.