Oct 25, 2014 at 7pm UK at ​Stade Armand Cesari
Bastia
1-3
MonacoMonaco
Maboulou (22')
Palmieri (36'), Maboulou (86'), Diakite (90')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Germain (5'), Kondogbia (78'), Ferreira-Carrasco (85')
Raggi (38'), Bakayoko (90')

Result: Monaco ease to triumph over Bastia

Monaco continue their recent Ligue 1 revival with a 3-1 victory over Bastia in which Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco plays a leading role.

Monaco have made it three games unbeaten for the first time this season thanks to a 3-1 Ligue 1 victory over Bastia on Saturday evening.

It was an impressive start to the match by Monaco, who missed the chance to break the deadlock in the fourth minute when Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco fired wide after being picked out by Valere Germain.

Ferreira-Carrasco made up for the miss moments later with an inch-perfect pass to allow Germain to slot the opener past Alphonse Areola.

Bastia responded impressively to falling behind, with Ryad Boudebouz's swerving free kick forcing Danijel Subasic into a fine save.

They found a deserved equaliser midway through the first half when Francois Kamano broke free before crossing for Christopher Maboulou, who powered his header past Subasic.

Bastia's French midfielder Christopher Maboulou celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Bastia (SCB) and Monaco (ASM) in Bastia, Corsica, France on October 25, 2014© Getty Images

Monaco looked bright in the early stages of the second half, but were left frustrated as Geoffrey Kondogbia watched his 25-yard strike bring an impressive save from Areola.

Lacina Traore, who was drafted into the team as a replacement for the injured Dimitar Berbatov, should have capitalised on some hesitant Bastia defending just after the hour mark, but Areola continued his good form by tipping the Ivorian's low effort past the post.

Monaco's superiority was finally rewarded 12 minutes from time when Ferreira-Carrasco's free kick found Kondogbia, who held off pressure in the box to head home.

Ferreira-Carrasco then scored the goal that his influential display deserved as he wrapped up the win with a powerful finish at the end of a fast counter-attack from the visitors.

Bastia's French Togolese midfielder Floyd Ayite (L) andmidfielder Christopher Maboulou (R) celebrate after scoring against Metz on September 20, 2014
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