Dec 3, 2013 at 8pm UK at ​Stade Municipal du Ray
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Claudio Ranieri plays down AS Monaco threat to Paris Saint-Germain

Monaco coach Claudio Ranieri during his team's Ligue 1 match against Toulouse on August 23, 2013
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Claudio Ranieri says that AS Monaco will not be able to keep up with Paris Saint-Germain and challenge for the Ligue 1 title this season.

Claudio Ranieri is refusing to be drawn on AS Monaco's chances of challenging Paris Saint-Germain for the Ligue 1 title this season.

The principality club breezed to a 3-0 win at Nice on Tuesday night to move within two points of leaders PSG, although Ranieri feels that Monaco are a long way off matching up to the French champions.

"I think it is very difficult to put any pressure on PSG at the top. They are a team which is capable of winning the Champions League," Ranieri told the press.

"For Monaco it is our first year back in Ligue 1 and it is important to continue at this level.

"We are only looking at ourselves and our results, not looking at the other teams."

Monaco are third in the table, a point behind second-placed Lille, with both sides having played a game more than PSG.

Monaco's Italian coach Claudio Ranieri gestures during the French L1 football match Monaco (ASM) vs Evian TG (EVTG) on November 8, 2013
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Paris Saint-GermainPSG330011299
2AS MonacoMonaco33008359
3Saint-EtienneSt Etienne33005059
4Lyon32109457
5Marseille32105147
6Bordeaux31207525
7Angers31205325
8Troyes31113304
9Montpellier HSCMontpellier31112204
10StrasbourgStrasbourg311145-14
11Nice31023303
12Caen31022203
13Lille310235-23
14GuingampGuingamp310236-33
15NantesNantes310214-33
16Toulouse310259-43
17Rennes302145-12
18Dijon301239-61
19Metz300316-50
20AmiensAmiens300307-70