Sep 22, 2017 at 7.45pm UK at ​Stade Pierre-Mauroy (Villeneuve d'Ascq)
Lille
0-4
MonacoMonaco

Ponce (88')
FT(HT: 0-2)
Jovetic (24'), Ghezzal (30'), Falcao (48', 73')
Ghezzal (60'), Jemerson (70')

Result: Monaco thrash Lille to keep up pressure on Paris Saint-Germain

Monaco clinch an emphatic 4-0 win against Lille in Friday's clash at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy to keep the pressure on Paris Saint-Germain at the top of the Ligue 1 table.

Monaco have recorded an emphatic 4-0 win at Lille to keep up the pressure on Paris Saint-Germain at the top of the Ligue 1 table.

Radamel Falcao's brace, alongside goals by Stevan Jovetic and Rachid Ghezzal, saw the French champions see off their opponents at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy and draw level with PSG's tally of 18 points.

The breakthrough in Friday night's game came on 24 minutes after a sustained period of pressure from the hosts, with Jovetic rifling into the bottom-right corner from the edge of the area for his first goal in Ligue 1.

Fellow new arrival Ghezzal also opened his account as he arrived unmarked at the back post on the half-hour mark to fire Almamy Toure's delivery beyond Mike Maignan.

Lille were barely given a chance to mount a comeback after the restart as Falcao made sure of the points in the 48th minute, nodding home a rebound following Maignan's save from Rony Lopes.

The rout was completed in the 73rd minute when Rominigue Kouame clipped the heels of Jorge in the box to gift Leonardo Jardim's charges a penalty, which Falcao confidently put away from 12 yards.

Monaco sit second in the Ligue 1 table, with PSG's game in hand taking place on Saturday afternoon at Montpellier.

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Monaco's Colombian forward Radamel Falcao celebrates after scoring a goal from the penalty spot during the French L1 football match between AS Monaco and FC Lorient at the Louis II Stadium in Monaco on September 15, 2013
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Paris Saint-GermainPSG332832103238087
2MonacoMonaco33217578413770
3Lyon34209577383969
4Marseille33199567402766
5Rennes34139124341248
6Nice33138124445-147
7Montpellier HSCMontpellier33101673229346
8NantesNantes341210123337-446
9Saint-EtienneSt Etienne331210113845-746
10Bordeaux33127143943-443
11GuingampGuingamp33119133848-1042
12Dijon34119144866-1842
13Angers33813123844-637
14AmiensAmiens33107162937-837
15Caen32105172342-1935
16StrasbourgStrasbourg33810153858-2034
17Toulouse3279162944-1530
18Lille3378183253-2129
19Troyes3385202749-2229
20Metz3367203164-3325

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