Last season's Ligue 1 runners-up Monaco have eased to a 3-1 win over Nantes in their opening league match of the 2018-19 campaign.
Monaco, backed as fourth favourites to win the French top flight this term, join Marseille on maximum points at the top of the division following Les Phoceens' thumping win against Toulouse on Friday night.
The midfielder blasted over the bar when picked out near the penalty spot, and the same player then forced Diego Benaglio into a simple stop.
Diop did have the ball in the net before the end of the opening 45 minutes, only for the offside flag to rule the goal out, but the visiting side would soon find their groove.
Lopes stooped in to header Jovetic's deflected cross at the far post for Monaco's first goal of the campaign.
Then, after Tatarusanu produced fine stops to keep out a Jovetic free kick and Falcao's attempt from a corner, Jovetic rolled the ball in at the near post at the end of a swift counter that started with Benaglio making a key save.
Falcao's simple finish in the six-yard box at the end of a Samuel Grandsir cross rounded off the visitors' scoring, but substitute Sala did net a late consolation for Nantes with his side-foot finish off the post.
NANTES: Tatarusanu; Kwateng, Djidji, Diego Carlos, Lima; Toure, Moutoussamy; Evangelista (Alegue 86'), Rongier, Dabo (Sala 72'); Coulibaly (Waris 72')
MONACO (4-2-3-1): Benaglio; Pierre-Gabriel, Glik, Jemerson, Barreca (Serrano 88'); Aholou, Tielemans; Mboula (Falcao 67'), Diop (Grandsir 67'), Rony Lopes; Joveticbody check tags ::