Apr 12, 2014 at 7pm UK at ​Route de Lorient
Rennes
0-1
MonacoMonaco

Pajot (82')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Riviere (55')

Result: Monaco hold out to beat Rennes

AS Monaco hold out to beat Rennes with a 1-0 victory away from home in Ligue 1, thanks to a second-half strike from Emmanuel Riviere.

AS Monaco have grabbed a hard-fought 1-0 away victory against Rennes in Ligue 1 this evening, courtesy of a second-half strike from Emmanuel Riviere.

Jean Makoun wasted a perfect chance for the hosts early on as he blasted over the bar from the centre of the box, as Kamil Grosicki looked to make the most of a counter-attacking move.

Joao Moutinho looked to respond for Monaco when he let fly with a long-range effort that skimmed over the crossbar.

Riviere was next to have a go as Monaco looked to dominate the first half, but he was denied by Benoit Costil, who tipped the ball away from his bottom corner.

Monaco continued to press for an opener before the break with Layvin Kurzawa seeing his effort saved in the centre of goal, while Riviere saw another attempt blocked just before the half-time whistle.

The visitors gained the lead their dominance deserved in the second half as Riviere was found by Jeremy Toulalan, leaving the striker to finish with his right foot across goal into the bottom left corner.

Geoffrey Kondogbia thought that he had put the game beyond doubt with just under 15 minutes remaining, but he saw his shot from distance palmed away by Costil as it looked headed for the top corner, leaving the final score to end 1-0.

Monaco coach Claudio Ranieri during his team's Ligue 1 match against Toulouse on August 23, 2013
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Paris Saint-GermainPSG21182167155256
2Lyon21136249212845
3Marseille21135343222144
4MonacoMonaco21134448212743
5NantesNantes2110471920-134
6Nice219482731-431
7GuingampGuingamp218582326-329
8Montpellier HSCMontpellier2161051814428
9Rennes218492630-428
10Caen2183101422-827
11Dijon2174102942-1325
12StrasbourgStrasbourg216692435-1124
13Bordeaux2165102331-823
14Saint-EtienneSt Etienne2165102036-1623
15Angers2141072531-622
16AmiensAmiens2164111723-622
17Lille2164111932-1322
18Troyes2163122131-1021
19Toulouse2155111930-1120
20Metz2143141735-1815
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