French Ligue 1
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Monaco 2-0 Marseille

Monaco move to within three points of PSG with victory against Marseille

Monaco moved to within three points of Ligue 1 leaders Paris St-Germain with a comfortable win over Marseille.

Claudio Ranieri's side, without top-scorer Radamel Falcao who is out for the season with a knee injury, were ahead just before the break courtesy of Valere Germain's placed effort.

Emmanuel Riviere got Monaco's second when he fired high into the net.

Andre-Pierre Gignac had Marseille's best chance when put through but was denied by goalkeeper Danijel Subasic.

"It's too early to see how the team is going to react during Falcao's absence," said Ranieri.

"But the squad is always very tight."

The defeat for Marseille follows a disastrous 5-4 defeat to Nice in the French Cup in midweek and left them down in ninth place in the table.

Line-ups

Monaco

  • 1Subasic
  • 24Raggi
  • 3KurzawaSubstituted forTavaresat 70'minutes
  • 28Toulalan
  • 6Carvalho
  • 22AbidalBooked at 66mins
  • 8João Moutinho
  • 10Rodríguez
  • 18GermainSubstituted forOcamposat 75'minutes
  • 29Rivière
  • 27KondogbiaSubstituted forObbadiat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Tavares
  • 11Ocampos
  • 16Romero
  • 17Ferreira-Carrasco
  • 19Obbadi
  • 20Isimat-Mirin
  • 23Martial

Marseille

  • 30Mandanda
  • 2Abdallah
  • 23Mendy
  • 20Romao
  • 21Diawara
  • 4Lucas Mendes
  • 13LeminaBooked at 59minsSubstituted forKhalifaat 74'minutes
  • 28Valbuena
  • 9GignacBooked at 73mins
  • 14ThauvinSubstituted forPayetat 61'minutes
  • 7CheyrouSubstituted forImbulaat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 16Samba
  • 17Payet
  • 19Abergel
  • 24Fanni
  • 25Imbula
  • 26Tuiloma
  • 29Khalifa
Referee:
Clément Turpin
Attendance:
11,284

Match Stats

Home TeamMonacoAway TeamMarseille
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home16
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away8
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home15
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Monaco 2, Marseille 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Monaco 2, Marseille 0.

Attempt missed. Saber Khalifa (Marseille) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Benjamin Mendy with a cross.

Attempt saved. André-Pierre Gignac (Marseille) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mathieu Valbuena.

Attempt saved. Lucas Ocampos (Monaco) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mounir Obbadi.

Attempt saved. Souleymane Diawara (Marseille) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dimitri Payet.

Attempt missed. Dimitri Payet (Marseille) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Lucas Ocampos (Monaco).

Lucas Mendes (Marseille) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Emmanuel Rivière (Monaco).

Jacques-Alaixys Romao (Marseille) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Souleymane Diawara (Marseille).

Attempt saved. André-Pierre Gignac (Marseille) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mathieu Valbuena.

Offside, Marseille. Dimitri Payet tries a through ball, but André-Pierre Gignac is caught offside.

Offside, Marseille. Dimitri Payet tries a through ball, but Mathieu Valbuena is caught offside.

Corner, Marseille. Conceded by Eric Abidal.

Substitution

Substitution, Monaco. Lucas Ocampos replaces Valere Germain.

Substitution

Substitution, Marseille. Saber Khalifa replaces Mario Lemina because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Mounir Obbadi (Monaco) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

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

Attempt saved. Dimitri Payet (Marseille) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

André-Pierre Gignac (Marseille) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Marseille. Conceded by Danijel Subasic.

Attempt saved. André-Pierre Gignac (Marseille) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mathieu Valbuena.

Attempt missed. Valere Germain (Monaco) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by James Rodríguez with a cross.

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

Foul by Mathieu Valbuena (Marseille).

Substitution

Substitution, Monaco. Fabinho replaces Layvin Kurzawa because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Monaco. Mounir Obbadi replaces Geoffrey Kondogbia.

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

Foul by Jacques-Alaixys Romao (Marseille).

Corner, Marseille. Conceded by Valere Germain.

Attempt blocked. André-Pierre Gignac (Marseille) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Mario Lemina (Marseille) because of an injury.

Booking

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

Foul by Eric Abidal (Monaco).

Mario Lemina (Marseille) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Marseille. Conceded by Layvin Kurzawa.

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