Record signing Radamel Falcao missed a penalty on his return to the side as Monaco failed to take their chance to go top of Ligue 1.

The £50m striker, who signed from Spanish side Atletico Madrid in May, came on as sub only to see his spot kick saved by Nicolas Penneteau.

Valenciennes had taken a 2-0 lead courtesy of Eric Abidal's own goal before the break and David Ducourtioux.

James Rodriguez scored a late consolation for Monaco who stay second.

It was Monaco's first home loss of the season as the principality side fell behind when France defender Abidal put into his own net after Danijel Subasic had parried a cross.

Valenciennes, who are now third from bottom, scored their second when Ducourtioux beat Subasic from close range following a quick counter attack shortly after half-time.

Colombia striker Falcao entered the fray after three weeks out with a thigh strain but he was left frustrated when his penalty was saved and Rodriguez's effort could not prompt a comeback.

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (5)

Monaco

  • 01 Subasic
  • 24 Raggi (Ferreira-Carrasco - 64' )
  • 03 Kurzawa
  • 28 Toulalan
  • 06 Carvalho
  • 22 Abidal Booked
  • 08 João Moutinho
  • 19 Obbadi
  • 29 Rivière (Falcao - 45' )
  • 23 Martial (Ocampos - 56' )
  • 10 Rodríguez

Substitutes

  • 02 Tavares
  • 09 Falcao
  • 11 Ocampos
  • 16 Romero
  • 17 Ferreira-Carrasco
  • 20 Isimat-Mirin
  • 27 Kondogbia

Valenciennes

  • 01 Penneteau
  • 25 Mater Booked
  • 21 Ciss Booked
  • 04 Enza Yamissi
  • 18 Lala
  • 24 Kagelmacher Booked
  • 02 Ducourtioux
  • 06 Doumbia
  • 27 Melikson (Saez - 59' Booked )
  • 10 Dossevi (Massampu - 83' )
  • 03 Masuaku Booked

Substitutes

  • 09 Bahebeck
  • 16 Novaes
  • 17 Nery
  • 22 Massampu
  • 23 Saez
  • 26 Da Silva
  • 33 Houri
Ref: Olivier Thual

Match Stats

Shots

22 5

On target

10 4

Corners

13 2

Fouls

10 23

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Monaco 1, Valenciennes 2.

90:00 +3:16 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Monaco 1, Valenciennes 2.

90:00 +2:51

Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco (Monaco) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +2:51

Foul by David Ducourtioux (Valenciennes).

90:00 +2:37

João Moutinho (Monaco) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +2:37

Foul by Kama Massampu (Valenciennes).

90:00 +1:20

Offside, Monaco. Jérémy Toulalan tries a through ball, but Mounir Obbadi is caught offside.

89:57

Foul by Jérémy Toulalan (Monaco).

89:57

Tongo Hamed Doumbia (Valenciennes) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

87:15

Offside, Monaco. Falcao tries a through ball, but James Rodríguez is caught offside.

87:12

Lucas Ocampos (Monaco) wins a free kick on the right wing.

87:12

Foul by Arthur Masuaku (Valenciennes).

85:57 Booking

Booking José Saez (Valenciennes) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

85:48

João Moutinho (Monaco) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

85:48

Foul by José Saez (Valenciennes).

84:57

Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Arthur Masuaku.

84:43

Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Saliou Ciss.

83:44

Foul by Mounir Obbadi (Monaco).

83:44

Tongo Hamed Doumbia (Valenciennes) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:00 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Monaco 1, Valenciennes 2. James Rodríguez (Monaco) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ricardo Carvalho with a headed pass following a corner.

82:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Valenciennes. Kama Massampu replaces Mathieu Dossevi.

82:08

Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Nicolas Penneteau.

82:02

Penalty saved! Falcao (Monaco) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

80:37 Booking

Booking Gary Kagelmacher (Valenciennes) is shown the yellow card.

80:14

Penalty Monaco. Falcao draws a foul in the penalty area.

80:14

Penalty conceded by Saliou Ciss (Valenciennes) after a foul in the penalty area.

79:37

Offside, Monaco. Lucas Ocampos tries a through ball, but Falcao is caught offside.

78:32

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

78:02

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

78:02

Foul by José Saez (Valenciennes).

74:02

João Moutinho (Monaco) wins a free kick on the right wing.

74:02

Foul by Saliou Ciss (Valenciennes).

72:22

Offside, Valenciennes. Tongo Hamed Doumbia tries a through ball, but Mathieu Dossevi is caught offside.

71:30 Booking

Booking Eric Abidal (Monaco) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

71:22

Foul by Eric Abidal (Monaco).

71:22

Mathieu Dossevi (Valenciennes) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:31

Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Kenny Lala.

70:02

Attempt blocked. Mounir Obbadi (Monaco) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by James Rodríguez.

69:04

Attempt missed. José Saez (Valenciennes) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Rudy Mater following a fast break.

67:20 Booking

Booking Rudy Mater (Valenciennes) is shown the yellow card.

65:07

Lucas Ocampos (Monaco) wins a free kick on the right wing.

65:07

Foul by Tongo Hamed Doumbia (Valenciennes).

64:26

Foul by Falcao (Monaco).

64:26

Rudy Mater (Valenciennes) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Monaco. Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco replaces Andrea Raggi.

62:18

Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Rudy Mater.

61:06

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

60:40

Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Rudy Mater.

60:10

João Moutinho (Monaco) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

60:10

Foul by Arthur Masuaku (Valenciennes).

59:16

Mounir Obbadi (Monaco) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

59:16

Foul by David Ducourtioux (Valenciennes).

58:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Valenciennes. José Saez replaces Maor Melikson.

57:28 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Monaco 0, Valenciennes 2. David Ducourtioux (Valenciennes) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tongo Hamed Doumbia following a fast break.

56:46

Attempt saved. Tongo Hamed Doumbia (Valenciennes) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Arthur Masuaku with a headed pass.

56:12

Foul by João Moutinho (Monaco).

56:12

Gary Kagelmacher (Valenciennes) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Monaco. Lucas Ocampos replaces Anthony Martial because of an injury.

54:57

Foul by João Moutinho (Monaco).

54:57

Mathieu Dossevi (Valenciennes) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:00

Offside, Valenciennes. Maor Melikson tries a through ball, but Mathieu Dossevi is caught offside.

53:14

Corner, Valenciennes. Conceded by Danijel Subasic.

53:11

Attempt saved. Mathieu Dossevi (Valenciennes) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tongo Hamed Doumbia.

52:30

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

52:24

Delay in match Anthony Martial (Monaco) because of an injury.

51:59 Booking

Booking Saliou Ciss (Valenciennes) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

51:44

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

51:44

Foul by Saliou Ciss (Valenciennes).

50:13

Attempt saved. Anthony Martial (Monaco) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by James Rodríguez.

49:49

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

49:49

Foul by Saliou Ciss (Valenciennes).

49:28

Attempt saved. Jérémy Toulalan (Monaco) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by João Moutinho.

48:15

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

47:26

Hand ball by Eloge Enza Yamissi (Valenciennes).

47:24

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

45:21

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

45:21

Foul by David Ducourtioux (Valenciennes).

45:00

Second Half begins Monaco 0, Valenciennes 1.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Monaco. Falcao replaces Emmanuel Rivière.

45:00 +1:01 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Monaco 0, Valenciennes 1.

44:18

João Moutinho (Monaco) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

43:35

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

43:35

Foul by Tongo Hamed Doumbia (Valenciennes).

42:37

Offside, Valenciennes. Maor Melikson tries a through ball, but Mathieu Dossevi is caught offside.

42:16

Foul by João Moutinho (Monaco).

42:16

Maor Melikson (Valenciennes) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:02

Attempt saved. Jérémy Toulalan (Monaco) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

40:51

Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Eloge Enza Yamissi.

40:02

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

40:02

Foul by Arthur Masuaku (Valenciennes).

38:17

Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Kenny Lala.

37:59

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

36:55

Mounir Obbadi (Monaco) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

36:55

Foul by Gary Kagelmacher (Valenciennes).

34:28

Foul by Jérémy Toulalan (Monaco).

34:28

Mathieu Dossevi (Valenciennes) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:33

Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Gary Kagelmacher.

30:58

Offside, Monaco. Anthony Martial tries a through ball, but Layvin Kurzawa is caught offside.

30:57

Attempt blocked. Anthony Martial (Monaco) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by James Rodríguez.

30:25

Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Gary Kagelmacher.

29:09 Goal scored

Goal! Own Goal by Eric Abidal, Monaco. Monaco 0, Valenciennes 1.

28:38

Offside, Monaco. Eric Abidal tries a through ball, but Anthony Martial is caught offside.

26:37

João Moutinho (Monaco) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

26:37

Foul by David Ducourtioux (Valenciennes).

26:23

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

25:41

Offside, Monaco. Jérémy Toulalan tries a through ball, but Emmanuel Rivière is caught offside.

24:04

Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Nicolas Penneteau.

23:58

Attempt saved. Mounir Obbadi (Monaco) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

23:13

Foul by Anthony Martial (Monaco).

23:13

Kenny Lala (Valenciennes) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22:01

Attempt saved. James Rodríguez (Monaco) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by João Moutinho.

20:57

Attempt missed. Layvin Kurzawa (Monaco) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

20:20

Corner, Monaco. Conceded by David Ducourtioux.

20:15

Attempt blocked. Mounir Obbadi (Monaco) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Layvin Kurzawa with a cross.

18:43

Offside, Valenciennes. David Ducourtioux tries a through ball, but Saliou Ciss is caught offside.

18:06

Corner, Valenciennes. Conceded by Danijel Subasic.

18:03

Attempt saved. Mathieu Dossevi (Valenciennes) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Rudy Mater.

15:45

Attempt saved. Emmanuel Rivière (Monaco) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by João Moutinho with a cross.

14:35 Booking

Booking Arthur Masuaku (Valenciennes) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

14:17

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

14:17

Foul by Arthur Masuaku (Valenciennes).

11:11

Mounir Obbadi (Monaco) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

11:11

Foul by Eloge Enza Yamissi (Valenciennes).

9:58

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

9:58

Foul by David Ducourtioux (Valenciennes).

7:18

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

6:14

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

6:14

Foul by Kenny Lala (Valenciennes).

5:12

Foul by Layvin Kurzawa (Monaco).

5:12

Rudy Mater (Valenciennes) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

4:18

Offside, Valenciennes. Mathieu Dossevi tries a through ball, but Arthur Masuaku is caught offside.

3:52

Hand ball by David Ducourtioux (Valenciennes).

2:15

Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Saliou Ciss.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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