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Mar 22, 2015 at 4pm UK at ​Stade Auguste Delaune
Reims
1-3
MonacoMonaco
Diego (70')
FT(HT: 0-2)
Fabinho (5'), Martial (14'), Dirar (79')

Result: AS Monaco beat Reims to regain fourth spot

AS Monaco claim their first victory away at Reims since 1978 with a 3-1 triumph at the Stade Auguste Delaune.

AS Monaco have moved back into European contention by beating Reims 3-1 at the Stade Auguste Delaune to climb up to fourth place in the Ligue 1 table.

The Red and Whites, who still remain in this season's Champions League courtesy of their aggregate victory over Arsenal earlier this week, took just five minutes to race ahead.

Monaco's defender Fabio Tavares (R) scores a goal next to Reims' Congolese defender Prince Oniangue (L) during the French Football match between Reims and Monaco, on March 22, 2015 © Getty Images

Fabinho was on hand to strike home from a tight angle inside the area to put the visitors into an early lead, shortly before Anthony Martial coolly lofted the ball over the reach of Kossi Agassa on the 15-minute mark to double the advantage.

It could have been three prior to the interval had Martial kept his nerve, but he was unable to get the better of Agassa for a second time to ensure that Reims still had a glimmer of hope heading into the break.

France Under-21 international Martial was proving to be a key influence for Leonardo Jardim's side, with the first opening of the second period falling his way, but he could only graze the post having dribbled his way through on goal.

Despite the visitors' dominance, it was game on once more when Diego pulled one back with a fine strike for the home side, but Nabil Dirar was able to wrap things up by heading the ball beyond Agassa shortly after as Monaco secured a first win in Reims since 1978.

Defeat leaves Jean-Luc Vasseur's men in 15th place, just three points above the relegation zone.

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Monaco's French forward Anthony Martial celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Monaco (ASM) and Bastia (SCB) on March 13, 2015
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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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