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Dec 5, 2015 at 7pm UK at Stade Armand Cesari
Bastia
1-2
MonacoMonaco
Romain (91')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Traore (72', 84')

Result: Lacina Traore double sees Monaco beat Bastia

Lacina Traore scores two in the dying minutes as AS Monaco see off Bastia and move into fifth place in Ligue 1.

Late goals from Lacina Traore have helped AS Monaco close the gap on the Champions League places after a hard-fought win at Bastia.

Bastia, who beat Bordeaux in midweek, had early chances to take the lead at the Stade Armand Cesari, but both Julian Palmieri and Florian Raspentino saw their efforts saved by Danijel Subasic.

After Fabinho had a strike blocked, the Monagasques began to threaten the Corsicans' backline, with Boschilia failing to hit the target following Traore's square pass.

Leonardo Jardim's men were forced into a first-half change as Fabio Coentrao limped out of the game, but substitute Bernardo Silva almost made up for the Portuguese winger's departure when he delivered a menacing cross into Almamy Toure, but his header came back off the woodwork.

Traore almost broke the deadlock moments after the restart, but failed to convert his close-range effort.

However, the Ivorian finally gave Monaco the lead as he latched onto Fabinho's pass to score.

With six minutes left, he extended Les Rouges et Blanc's advantage when he reacted to Nabil Dirar's cushioned header and finished from a few yards out.

Julien Romain pulled a goal back for the Corsicans, but it proved to be too little, too late as Monaco go into fifth place.

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