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Radamel Falcao: Striker substituted as Monaco win

Mouni Obbadi scores Monaco's only goal at Nantes

Monaco recorded their first win in four games as Mounir Obbadi's second-half goal secured a 1-0 victory at Nantes.

But Colombian striker Radamel Falcao, their £50m summer signing, was substituted on 63 minutes following a distinctly off-key performance.

His replacement, 17-year-old Anthony Martial, had a hand in the winner as Obbadi's long-range effort gave Monaco a win that keeps them in third place.

Alejandro Bedoya should have equalised late on but shot over from close range.

Monaco moved to within five points of Ligue 1 leaders Paris St-Germain but victory had looked unlikely following a subdued first half in which chances were few and far between.

Falcao miscontrolled when Remy Riou's punched clearance fell straight to him, while James Rodriguez shot well over.

Monaco went close early in the second half when Falcao squared the ball but Nantes captain Olivier Veigneau cut out the danger.

Former Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri opted to take off Falcao just after the hour mark and it was move that paid dividends just seven minutes later.

Substitute Martial wriggled his way through and fed a pass to Rodriguez, and though his shot was saved by Riou, the ball dribbled to Obbadi, whose first-time shot flew into the back of the net.

Monaco had to withstand some late Nantes pressure as Issa Cissokho had a goal chalked off for a foul inside the area, before Bedoya flicked the ball over with just Monaco keeper Danijel Subasic to beat.

Line-ups

Nantes

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Riou
  • 22Cissokho
  • 5Veigneau
  • 12Toure
  • 4VizcarrondoBooked at 90mins
  • 6CicheroBooked at 45mins
  • 13Gakpe
  • 18DeauxBooked at 78minsSubstituted forTrebelat 88'minutes
  • 9Djordjevic
  • 25VeretoutSubstituted forAristeguietaat 76'minutes
  • 8BessatSubstituted forBedoyaat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Aristeguieta
  • 15Nicolita
  • 16Zelazny
  • 19Bedoya
  • 20Trebel
  • 24Alhadhur
  • 26Djidji

Monaco

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1SubasicBooked at 90mins
  • 24RaggiSubstituted forTisserandat 86'minutes
  • 3Kurzawa
  • 28ToulalanBooked at 39mins
  • 6Carvalho
  • 22AbidalBooked at 87mins
  • 10Rodríguez
  • 8João Moutinho
  • 9FalcaoSubstituted forMartialat 63'minutes
  • 29Rivière
  • 19Obbadi

Substitutes

  • 14Poulsen
  • 16Romero
  • 18Germain
  • 20Isimat-Mirin
  • 23Martial
  • 25Pi
  • 32Tisserand
Referee:
Tony Chapron

Match Stats

Home TeamNantesAway TeamMonaco
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home16
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Nantes 0, Monaco 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Nantes 0, Monaco 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Birama Toure following a fast break.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Olivier Veigneau (Nantes).

  6. Booking

    Oswaldo Vizcarrondo (Nantes) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Oswaldo Vizcarrondo (Nantes).

  9. Post update

    Corner, Nantes. Conceded by Layvin Kurzawa.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Filip Djordjevic (Nantes) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Eric Abidal (Monaco).

  12. Post update

    Birama Toure (Nantes) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Nantes. Adrien Trebel replaces Lucas Deaux.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Birama Toure (Nantes) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Serge Gakpe with a cross following a corner.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Nantes. Conceded by Ricardo Carvalho.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Monaco. Marcel Tisserand replaces Andrea Raggi.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Oswaldo Vizcarrondo.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Anthony Martial (Monaco).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Booking

    Lucas Deaux (Nantes) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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Sunday 24th November 2013

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