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Mar 13, 2015 at 7.30pm UK at Stade Louis II
Martial (22', 51'), Carvalho (43')
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Half-Time Report: AS Monaco in control of 10-man Bastia

Anthony Martial and Matheus Carvalho goals either side of Drissa Diakite's red card put Monaco in half-time control of their Ligue 1 clash with 10-man Bastia.

AS Monaco are two goals and a man to the good at the halfway point of their Ligue 1 match with Bastia this evening.

Anthony Martial and Matheus Carvalho goals either side of Drissa Diakite's red card have put the principality outfit 2-0 ahead and in full control at the Stade Louis II.

Monaco's French forward Anthony Martial celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Monaco (ASM) and Bastia (SCB) on March 13, 2015© Getty Images

Home manager Leonardo Jardim has rested four key players ahead of the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie with Arsenal on Tuesday.

Martial is leading the line in the absence of Dimitar Berbatov and put Monaco ahead on 22 minutes when he converted Nabil Dirar's cross.

Layvin Kurzawa squandered a golden chance to double Monaco's advantage when his penalty was saved by Alphonse Areola, after the dismissed Diakite had been adjudged to have denied Matheus a clear goalscoring opportunity.

The Brazilian was again involved as the hosts got a second two minutes prior to the break, tapping in from close range following another smart pick-out from Dirar to put his side on course for a comfortable victory.

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Monaco's Bulgarian forward Dimitar Berbatov (R) celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg football match against Arsenal  on February 25, 2015
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