Monaco continued their pursuit of defending French champions Paris St-Germain by beating Guingamp to clinch a fifth successive victory.

Teenage striker Anthony Martial put Monaco, without injured striker Radamel Falcao, ahead by shooting high into the net from James Rodriguez's pass.

And they secured all three points when Rodriguez's corner was headed home by Layvin Kurzawa in the closing stages.

Claudio Ranieri's side are two points behind PSG, who also won on Saturday.

Thiago Motta, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani scored as Laurent Blanc's side won 3-1 at Rennes.

Elsewhere, Nice, who narrowly missed out on qualifying for the Champions League last season, ended a seven-match losing streak with a 1-0 home success against bottom side Sochaux.

Nantes's hopes of Champions League qualification were hampered by a 2-1 home defeat against Toulouse. They are seven points behind third-placed Lille, who have a game in hand.

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Guingamp

  • 16 N'Dy Assembe
  • 06 Pereira Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 25 Lemaître (Leveque - 21' )
  • 18 Mathis
  • 29 Kerbrat
  • 15 Sorbon
  • 08 Beauvue (Diallo - 27' )
  • 12 Sankhare Booked
  • 14 Douniama (Alioui - 77' )
  • 13 Mandanne
  • 26 Giresse

Substitutes

  • 05 Diallo
  • 07 Leveque
  • 10 Fauré
  • 17 Alioui
  • 19 Cerdan
  • 20 Dos Santos
  • 30 Samassa

Monaco

  • 01 Subasic Booked
  • 24 Raggi
  • 03 Kurzawa
  • 28 Toulalan
  • 06 Carvalho
  • 22 Abidal
  • 08 João Moutinho (Kondogbia - 62' )
  • 10 Rodríguez (Ocampos - 69' Booked )
  • 29 Rivière (Germain - 85' )
  • 23 Martial
  • 19 Obbadi

Substitutes

  • 02 Tavares
  • 11 Ocampos
  • 16 Romero
  • 18 Germain
  • 20 Isimat-Mirin
  • 27 Kondogbia
  • 32 Tisserand
Ref: Laurent Duhamel
Att: 14,576

Match Stats

Shots

10 17

On target

3 3

Corners

4 7

Fouls

11 13

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Guingamp 0, Monaco 2.

90:00 +2:54 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Guingamp 0, Monaco 2.

90:00 +1:19

Foul by Mounir Obbadi (Monaco).

90:00 +1:19

Younousse Sankhare (Guingamp) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:52

Attempt saved. Rachid Alioui (Guingamp) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Christophe Mandanne with a headed pass.

89:36

Foul by Lucas Ocampos (Monaco).

89:36

Thibault Giresse (Guingamp) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:56

Jérémy Toulalan (Monaco) wins a free kick on the right wing.

88:56

Foul by Younousse Sankhare (Guingamp).

86:17 Booking

Booking Lucas Ocampos (Monaco) is shown the yellow card.

85:15

Attempt saved. Layvin Kurzawa (Monaco) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

84:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Monaco. Valere Germain replaces Emmanuel Rivière.

83:02 Booking

Booking Younousse Sankhare (Guingamp) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

82:52

Jérémy Toulalan (Monaco) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

82:52

Foul by Younousse Sankhare (Guingamp).

81:39

Danijel Subasic (Monaco) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81:39

Foul by Christophe Mandanne (Guingamp).

81:34

Attempt saved. Rachid Alioui (Guingamp) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Younousse Sankhare.

80:50

Foul by Emmanuel Rivière (Monaco).

80:50

Lionel Mathis (Guingamp) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77:48 Booking

Booking Danijel Subasic (Monaco) is shown the yellow card.

77:24

Attempt missed. Mustapha Diallo (Guingamp) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mustapha Diallo.

77:11

Foul by Geoffrey Kondogbia (Monaco).

77:11

Mustapha Diallo (Guingamp) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

76:50 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Guingamp. Rachid Alioui replaces Ladislas Douniama.

76:15

Attempt missed. Geoffrey Kondogbia (Monaco) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Mounir Obbadi with a cross following a set piece situation.

75:30

Anthony Martial (Monaco) wins a free kick on the left wing.

75:30

Foul by Younousse Sankhare (Guingamp).

72:54

Attempt missed. Mustapha Diallo (Guingamp) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Thibault Giresse with a cross following a corner.

72:19

Corner, Guingamp. Conceded by Eric Abidal.

70:07

Foul by Layvin Kurzawa (Monaco).

70:07

Ladislas Douniama (Guingamp) wins a free kick on the right wing.

69:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Monaco. Lucas Ocampos replaces James Rodríguez.

68:37

Foul by Jérémy Toulalan (Monaco).

68:37

Mustapha Diallo (Guingamp) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66:34

Anthony Martial (Monaco) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

66:34

Foul by Mustapha Diallo (Guingamp).

65:09

Attempt missed. Thibault Giresse (Guingamp) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

62:29

Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Thibault Giresse.

62:25

Attempt blocked. Mounir Obbadi (Monaco) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Anthony Martial.

61:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Monaco. Geoffrey Kondogbia replaces João Moutinho.

60:58

Foul by Ricardo Carvalho (Monaco).

60:58

Mustapha Diallo (Guingamp) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

57:52

Attempt missed. James Rodríguez (Monaco) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Mounir Obbadi with a headed pass.

57:45

Attempt blocked. João Moutinho (Monaco) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

57:42

Attempt blocked. Anthony Martial (Monaco) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

56:29

Layvin Kurzawa (Monaco) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:29

Foul by Mustapha Diallo (Guingamp).

53:28

Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Mustapha Diallo.

53:25

Attempt blocked. Jérémy Toulalan (Monaco) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

52:42

Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Jérémy Sorbon.

52:05

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

50:55

Delay in match João Moutinho (Monaco) because of an injury.

49:57

Attempt blocked. Andrea Raggi (Monaco) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mounir Obbadi.

47:56

Foul by Anthony Martial (Monaco).

47:56

Thibault Giresse (Guingamp) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:30

Attempt missed. Ladislas Douniama (Guingamp) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Christophe Mandanne.

45:00

Second Half begins Guingamp 0, Monaco 2.

45:00 +1:00 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Guingamp 0, Monaco 2.

45:00 +0:14

Mustapha Diallo (Guingamp) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Ladislas Douniama.

42:22

Foul by Mounir Obbadi (Monaco).

42:22

Lionel Mathis (Guingamp) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41:02 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Guingamp 0, Monaco 2. Layvin Kurzawa (Monaco) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by James Rodríguez with a cross following a corner.

40:39

Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Mustapha Diallo.

40:34

Attempt blocked. Jérémy Toulalan (Monaco) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by João Moutinho with a cross.

40:02

Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Christophe Kerbrat.

39:03

James Rodríguez (Monaco) wins a free kick on the right wing.

39:03

Foul by Younousse Sankhare (Guingamp).

35:42

Corner, Guingamp. Conceded by Jérémy Toulalan.

32:28

Foul by Layvin Kurzawa (Monaco).

32:28

Ladislas Douniama (Guingamp) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:05

Attempt blocked. James Rodríguez (Monaco) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Layvin Kurzawa.

29:18

Attempt missed. Anthony Martial (Monaco) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by James Rodríguez with a cross.

26:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Guingamp. Mustapha Diallo replaces Claudio Beauvue.

25:20

Jérémy Sorbon (Guingamp) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25:20

Foul by Emmanuel Rivière (Monaco).

23:43

Attempt missed. James Rodríguez (Monaco) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

22:25 Dismissal

Dismissal Second yellow card to Jonathan Pereira (Guingamp) for hand ball.

22:14

Hand ball by Jonathan Pereira (Guingamp).

20:39 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Guingamp. Dorian Leveque replaces Reynald Lemaître because of an injury.

20:34

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

20:11

Delay in match Reynald Lemaître (Guingamp) because of an injury.

19:32

Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Claudio Beauvue.

19:28

Attempt blocked. João Moutinho (Monaco) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

18:30 Booking

Booking Jonathan Pereira (Guingamp) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

18:24

Foul by Jonathan Pereira (Guingamp).

18:24

James Rodríguez (Monaco) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

17:01

Foul by Claudio Beauvue (Guingamp).

17:01

Layvin Kurzawa (Monaco) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:05

Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Thibault Giresse.

11:47

Younousse Sankhare (Guingamp) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

11:47

Foul by Jérémy Toulalan (Monaco).

10:56

Christophe Kerbrat (Guingamp) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

10:56

Foul by Anthony Martial (Monaco).

10:20

Attempt missed. Lionel Mathis (Guingamp) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Thibault Giresse with a cross following a corner.

9:51

Corner, Guingamp. Conceded by Eric Abidal.

8:22

Attempt blocked. James Rodríguez (Monaco) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

7:38

Foul by Christophe Kerbrat (Guingamp).

7:38

Anthony Martial (Monaco) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

6:34

Corner, Guingamp. Conceded by Andrea Raggi.

6:30

Attempt saved. Christophe Mandanne (Guingamp) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Reynald Lemaître.

3:52 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Guingamp 0, Monaco 1. Anthony Martial (Monaco) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by James Rodríguez.

2:04

Attempt missed. Ladislas Douniama (Guingamp) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Claudio Beauvue.

1:29

Offside, Guingamp. Reynald Lemaître tries a through ball, but Christophe Mandanne is caught offside.

0:42

Attempt missed. Emmanuel Rivière (Monaco) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by James Rodríguez.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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