MX23RW : Tuesday, January 22 09:21:15
Sep 22, 2017 at 7.45pm UK at ​Stade Pierre-Mauroy (Villeneuve d'Ascq)
Lille
0-4
MonacoMonaco
FT(HT: 0-2)
Jovetic (24'), Ghezzal (30'), Falcao (48', 73')

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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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Paris Saint-GermainPSG19172062105253
2Lille21124534211340
3Lyon21107435251037
4Saint-EtienneSt Etienne2110653225736
5StrasbourgStrasbourg2188537251232
6Montpellier HSCMontpellier2088426161032
7Marseille209473329431
8Nice218761619-331
9Rennes218672927230
10Bordeaux207762322128
11Reims2161051720-328
12Nimes207582729-226
13Toulouse216782131-1025
14NantesNantes2165102628-223
15Angers205872224-223
16Caen213992029-918
17AmiensAmiens2153131836-1818
18Dijon2045111733-1617
19MonacoMonaco2136121936-1715
20GuingampGuingamp2135131645-2914

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