MX23RW : Tuesday, December 11 01:23:57
Dec 2, 2017 at 7pm UK at ​Stade Louis II. (Monaco)
Attendance: 6,545
MonacoMonaco
1-0
Angers
Falcao (2')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Result: Radamel Falcao strike enough to secure Monaco win over Angers

Result: Falcao strike enough for Monaco win
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Radamel Falcao's strike in the second minute is enough to secure Monaco a 1-0 victory over Angers on Saturday evening.

Radamel Falcao's strike in the second minute was enough to secure Monaco a 1-0 victory over Angers on Saturday evening.

The Colombian forward headed the hosts in front early on to claim his 16th goal this term, and also ensure that Leonardo Jardim's men took all three points.

Angers striker Karl Toko Ekambi was caught offside from a through-ball within the first minute as the game started brightly.

Monaco responded almost instantly, however, as defender Djibril Sidibe's cross was met by Falcao, who steered his header into the top corner past Alexandre Letellier in the Angers goal.

Falcao had an opportunity to double the advantage with a free kick just before the 10-minute mark, but his effort did not trouble Letellier this time.

Attacking partner Balde Keita also had a decent chance to score on 28 minutes, but his shot was wide of the visitors' net.

Angers' best contribution of the first period came from Ekambi, who blasted an effort over the Monaco goal. The away side had another period of pressure in the second half when Ekambi and Mehdi Tahrat both came close with efforts three minutes apart.

Angers had more opportunities than their opponents in the second period, as substitute midfielder Pierrick Capelle's shot failed to test Danijel Subasic.

Jardim's side held on for the victory, however, to Monaco into second, one point ahead of Marseille.

Monaco (4-2-3-1): Subasic; Sidibe (Toure, 63), Glik, Jemerson, Kongolo; Fabinho, N'Doram; Keita, Moutinho, Diakhaby (Lopes, 72); Falcao (Carrillo, 88)

Angers (4-1-4-1): Letellier; Manceau, Traore, Thomas, Andreu; Jean; Crivelli, Ketkeophomphone (Puyo, 66), Mangani (Capelle, 80), Ciss (Fulgini, 45); Ekambi

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Paris Saint-GermainPSG16142049103944
2Lille1794425151031
3Montpellier HSCMontpellier1685324121229
4Lyon168442620628
5Marseille168262925426
6Saint-EtienneSt Etienne167542421326
7Nice167451214-225
8StrasbourgStrasbourg175842721623
9Nimes166552421323
10Rennes176562325-223
11Reims175751115-422
12Bordeaux165651919021
13NantesNantes165562424020
14Angers164661921-218
15Toulouse164661424-1018
16Dijon174491628-1216
17AmiensAmiens1751111630-1416
18Caen172871522-714
19MonacoMonaco163491624-813
20GuingampGuingamp1715111234-228

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