Oct 30, 2013 at 7.55pm UK at ​Stade Auguste Delaune
Reims
1-0
MonacoAS Monaco
Devaux (34')
Ca (38')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Kondogbia (25'), Ocampos (38'), Fabinho (71')

Hubert Fournier: Beating Monaco is "major achievement"

Hubert Fournier praises his Reims players for their win over Monaco in the Coupe de la Ligue.

Reims coach Hubert Fournier has praised his side for their effort in beating Monaco 1-0 in the Coupe de la Ligue on Wednesday night.

Fournier said that the recent results his side have managed as one of the smaller teams in the league is a big achievement for his players.

"It is really satisfying," he told Ligue1.com. "To beat Marseille away and then beat Monaco is a major achievement when you look at our budget. We were superb in the first half. It was probably our best 45 minutes of football this season, although we suffered more in the second half.

"We were a bit lucky with the two shots off the bar. It was a lovely evening and it shows that our squad is reasonably strong. We have no secret to beat the 'giants'. These are matches when you need to really push yourself and that is what we have been able to do.

"The players are very happy and they have every reason to be. Congratulations to them. These performances show that we deserve to be in Ligue 1. We have little means but a wild desire to stay there."

Reims are currently 10th in Ligue 1.

Monaco's Radamel Falcao is congratulated by team mates after scoring the opening goal from the penalty spot during the match against FC Lorient on September 15, 2013
Read Next:
Live Commentary: Reims 1-0 AS Monaco - as it happened
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Reims97021961321
2Lorient9531135818
3Ajaccio9522179817
4Clermont9522125717
5Brest9522149517
6Paris FCParis FC9522108217
7Le HavreLe Havre9513146816
8Nimes9513159616
9OrleansOrleans9432138515
10Bourg-en-Bresse PeronnasBourg-Peronnas94051415-112
11Chateauroux94051316-312
12Gazelec AjaccioGFC Ajaccio9333611-512
13NiortNiort93241113-211
14Valenciennes9324711-411
15Sochaux93241321-811
16Nancy9243910-110
17Auxerre9315815-710
18Quevilly9126816-85
19Lens9108917-83
20ToursTours9027419-152
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand