Apr 26, 2014 at 4pm UK at ​Stade Francois Coty
Ajaccio
1-4
MonacoMonaco
Tallo (75')
Mostefa (33'), Dielna (34'), Faty (67'), Tonucci (81')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Berbatov (52', 74'), Kondogbia (88'), Ocampos (90')
Abidal (85')

Result: AS Monaco hit four at AC Ajaccio

AS Monaco win 4-1 at AC Ajaccio in Ligue 1, but are made to work for their victory.

Two second-half goals from Dimitar Berbatov set AS Monaco on course for a 4-1 victory away to relegated AC Ajaccio in Ligue 1.

Monaco's Dimitar Berbatov celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal against Ajaccio during the Ligue 1 match on April 26, 2014© AFP

The Red and Whites started well with Joao Moutinho going close in the early minutes after a headed pass from Andrea Naggi.

Ajaccio tried to show fight and could have been ahead, but for Danijel Subasic keeping out Dennis Oliech's left-footed shot.

Monaco enjoyed plenty of early possession, but they were unable to break the deadlock until the 52nd minute when Berbatov headed home Moutinho's corner.

The Bulgarian striker doubled their lead with 16 minutes remaining when he latched onto James Rodriguez's through-ball to tuck the ball past Guillermo Ochoa.

Ajaccio gave themselves hope with as they instantly pulled a goal back through Junior Tallo.

However, that hope was extinguished when Geoffrey Kondogbia received Berbatov's pass before finding the bottom corner of the net.

In stoppage time, Claudio Ranieri's side added a fourth through Lucos Ocampos and the result maintains some pressure on Paris Saint-Germain, although a seven-point deficit to the league leaders almost certainly means they will settle for second place in Ligue 1.

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