Colombia forward Radamel Falcao ended Monaco's losing start to the campaign with the winner at previously unbeaten Nantes.

Falcao, who missed the World Cup with a knee injury, headed home Layvin Kurzawa's cross just before the break for last season's Ligue 1 runners-up.

Monaco goalkeeper Danijel Subasic gave away a penalty midway through the first half but saved Serge Gakpe's spot kick.

The visitors had to use taxis to get to the ground after their bus broke down.

Monaco, who sold World Cup top scorer James Rodriguez to Real Madrid in July, had lost their opening two Ligue 1 encounters and rode their luck at times in Nantes.

They are 17th in the table, which is led by Bordeaux after Saturday's 3-1 victory at Nice made it three wins out of three.

Stuttering champions and title favourites Paris St Germain are sixth on five points following Friday's 0-0 draw at Evian.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Nantes

  • 30 Dupé
  • 22 Cissokho
  • 05 Veigneau
  • 25 Veretout
  • 04 Vizcarrondo
  • 03 Djilobodji
  • 13 Gakpe (Shechter - 62' )
  • 02 Hansen
  • 23 Bammou (Aristeguieta - 81' )
  • 07 Bedoya
  • 21 Audel (Bessat - 68' )

Substitutes

  • 08 Bessat
  • 09 Shechter
  • 10 Aristeguieta
  • 11 Bangoura
  • 18 Deaux
  • 24 Alhadhur
  • 40 Badri

Monaco

  • 01 Subasic Booked
  • 02 Tavares
  • 03 Kurzawa
  • 28 Toulalan
  • 24 Raggi
  • 06 Carvalho
  • 08 João Moutinho
  • 22 Kondogbia
  • 09 Falcao (Ferreira-Carrasco - 69' )
  • 18 Germain
  • 11 Ocampos (Martial - 61' )

Substitutes

  • 05 Abdennour
  • 10 Berbatov
  • 14 Bakayoko
  • 15 Silva
  • 16 Stekelenburg
  • 17 Ferreira-Carrasco
  • 23 Martial (Ferreira-Carrasco - 88' )
Ref: Amaury Delerue
Att: 27,042

Match Stats

Shots

16 6

On target

5 2

Corners

5 9

Fouls

12 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Nantes 0, Monaco 1.

90:00 +3:12 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Nantes 0, Monaco 1.

90:00 +2:59

Attempt missed. Vincent Bessat (Nantes) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Itay Shechter.

90:00 +2:58

Attempt missed. Itay Shechter (Nantes) left footed shot from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Issa Cissokho with a cross.

90:00 +1:40

Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Papy Djilobodji.

90:00 +0:52

Attempt missed. Papy Djilobodji (Nantes) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Vincent Bessat with a cross following a corner.

90:00 +0:21

Corner, Nantes. Conceded by Danijel Subasic.

90:00 +0:17

Attempt saved. Itay Shechter (Nantes) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Vincent Bessat with a cross.

89:51

Attempt missed. Fernando Aristeguieta (Nantes) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Itay Shechter with a cross.

88:54

Attempt blocked. Kian Hansen (Nantes) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

88:51

Attempt blocked. Papy Djilobodji (Nantes) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Itay Shechter.

87:59 Booking

Booking Dimitar Berbatov (Monaco) is shown the yellow card.

87:55

Dimitar Berbatov (Monaco).

87:55

Itay Shechter (Nantes) wins a free kick on the right wing.

87:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Monaco. Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco replaces Anthony Martial.

85:54

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

85:54

Foul by Itay Shechter (Nantes).

85:31

Corner, Nantes. Conceded by Andrea Raggi.

85:28

Attempt blocked. Fernando Aristeguieta (Nantes) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Itay Shechter.

84:16

Kian Hansen (Nantes) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box. Assisted by Vincent Bessat with a cross following a corner.

83:39

Corner, Nantes. Conceded by Jérémy Toulalan.

81:18

Geoffrey Kondogbia (Monaco) wins a free kick on the left wing.

81:18

Foul by Itay Shechter (Nantes).

80:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Nantes. Fernando Aristeguieta replaces Yacine Bammou.

79:56

Attempt missed. Yacine Bammou (Nantes) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Vincent Bessat with a cross.

76:06

Foul by Dimitar Berbatov (Monaco).

76:06

Papy Djilobodji (Nantes) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:16

Attempt saved. Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jordan Veretout.

72:44

Corner, Nantes. Conceded by Layvin Kurzawa.

71:54

Valère Germain (Monaco) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:54

Foul by Issa Cissokho (Nantes).

70:16

Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Issa Cissokho.

69:42

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

69:42

Foul by Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes).

68:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Monaco. Dimitar Berbatov replaces Falcao.

67:03 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Nantes. Vincent Bessat replaces Johan Audel.

64:42

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

64:42

Foul by Johan Audel (Nantes).

64:05

Offside, Nantes. Issa Cissokho tries a through ball, but Alejandro Bedoya is caught offside.

61:46 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Nantes. Itay Shechter replaces Serge Gakpe.

61:14

Corner, Nantes. Conceded by Danijel Subasic.

60:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Monaco. Anthony Martial replaces Lucas Ocampos.

59:47

Foul by Lucas Ocampos (Monaco).

59:47

Johan Audel (Nantes) wins a free kick on the left wing.

57:14

Hand ball by Serge Gakpe (Nantes).

56:38

Attempt missed. Layvin Kurzawa (Monaco) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is high and wide to the left following a corner.

55:59

Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Alejandro Bedoya.

55:56

Attempt blocked. Valère Germain (Monaco) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Layvin Kurzawa with a cross.

55:24

Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Papy Djilobodji.

49:04

Attempt saved. Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Olivier Veigneau with a cross.

46:15

Attempt saved. Lucas Ocampos (Monaco) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

46:13

Attempt blocked. Valère Germain (Monaco) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Layvin Kurzawa.

45:26

Foul by Falcao (Monaco).

45:26

Papy Djilobodji (Nantes) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00

Second Half begins Nantes 0, Monaco 1.

45:00 +1:21 Half time

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

44:47 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Nantes 0, Monaco 1. Falcao (Monaco) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Layvin Kurzawa with a cross.

43:45

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

43:45

Foul by Jordan Veretout (Nantes).

41:57

Attempt blocked. Yacine Bammou (Nantes) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Issa Cissokho.

38:22

Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Olivier Veigneau.

32:33

Attempt saved. Serge Gakpe (Nantes) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Yacine Bammou.

30:51

Dangerous play by Geoffrey Kondogbia (Monaco).

30:51

Jordan Veretout (Nantes) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

28:24

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

28:24

Foul by Johan Audel (Nantes).

26:32

Attempt missed. Falcao (Monaco) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Layvin Kurzawa with a cross.

25:34

Hand ball by Yacine Bammou (Nantes).

24:58

Foul by Falcao (Monaco).

24:58

Olivier Veigneau (Nantes) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:40

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

22:40 Booking

Booking Danijel Subasic (Monaco) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

22:06

Penalty conceded by Danijel Subasic (Monaco) after a foul in the penalty area.

22:06

Penalty Nantes. Yacine Bammou draws a foul in the penalty area.

20:16

Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Issa Cissokho.

19:14

Offside, Nantes. Papy Djilobodji tries a through ball, but Johan Audel is caught offside.

16:54

Dangerous play by Lucas Ocampos (Monaco).

16:54

Oswaldo Vizcarrondo (Nantes) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:16

Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Issa Cissokho.

10:08

Foul by Valère Germain (Monaco).

10:08

Issa Cissokho (Nantes) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:43

Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Alejandro Bedoya.

8:39

Hand ball by Issa Cissokho (Nantes).

7:58

Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Issa Cissokho.

6:41

Valère Germain (Monaco) wins a free kick on the right wing.

6:41

Foul by Olivier Veigneau (Nantes).

5:42

Foul by Falcao (Monaco).

5:42

Papy Djilobodji (Nantes) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1:52

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

1:52

Foul by Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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