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Monaco 1-0 Ajaccio

Emmanuel Riviere

Monaco moved up to second in Ligue 1 with a dominant victory over Ajaccio.

The hosts looked under threat of being frustrated before Jean-Baptiste Pierazzi was sent off after 62 minutes for a second booking.

They got their goal when Emmanuel Riviere tapped home from a yard after Valere Germain and Andrea Raggi both failed to put the ball in from a similar distance seconds earlier.

James Rodriguez hit the post with two late free-kicks.

Monaco took advantage of Lille's earlier slip to overtake them into second and move to within two points of leaders Paris St-Germain.

Landry N'Guemo had scored the only goal as Bordeaux won 1-0.

It was the first time Lille keeper Vincent Enyeama had conceded in 1,062 minutes, under two matches away from Bordeaux custodian Gaetan Huard's record of 1,176 minutes in 1992-93.

Monaco, who were without injured top scorer Radamel Falcao, were on top for the entire 90 minutes but failed to take a host of chances before Pierazzi's two bookings, both for fouls on Rodriguez.

Riviere scored the goal after it looked like another squandered chance by two of his team-mates and had Rodriguez gone an inch closer with both of his free-kicks, the visitors could have had no complaints.

Line-ups

Monaco

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1Subasic
  • 24Raggi
  • 3Kurzawa
  • 28Toulalan
  • 6Carvalho
  • 22Abidal
  • 8João Moutinho
  • 10Rodríguez
  • 23MartialSubstituted forOcamposat 60'minutes
  • 29Rivière
  • 19ObbadiSubstituted forGermainat 72'minutesBooked at 81mins

Substitutes

  • 2Fabinho
  • 11Ocampos
  • 16Romero
  • 18Germain
  • 20Isimat-Mirin
  • 27Kondogbia
  • 32Tisserand

Ajaccio

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Ochoa
  • 2Hengbart
  • 17Bonnart
  • 14Mostefa
  • 3Perozo
  • 5TonucciSubstituted forDielnaat 60'minutes
  • 7André
  • 8PierazziBooked at 62mins
  • 22TalloSubstituted forRibeiro Dos Santosat 55'minutes
  • 18CavalliSubstituted forFatyat 64'minutes
  • 19Lasne

Substitutes

  • 4Faty
  • 9Ribeiro Dos Santos
  • 15Dielna
  • 16Sissoko
  • 20Belghazouani
  • 21Arrache
  • 26Crescenzi
Referee:
Antony Gautier

Match Stats

Home TeamMonacoAway TeamAjaccio
Possession
Home74%
Away26%
Shots
Home22
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home10
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Monaco 1, Ajaccio 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Monaco 1, Ajaccio 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Mehdi Mostefa (Ajaccio) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Emmanuel Rivière (Monaco).

  5. Post update

    Paul Lasne (Ajaccio) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Hand ball by Ricardo Faty (Ajaccio).

  7. Post update

    Corner, Ajaccio. Conceded by Layvin Kurzawa.

  8. Post update

    Offside, Ajaccio. Benjamin André tries a through ball, but Eduardo is caught offside.

  9. Post update

    Foul by João Moutinho (Monaco).

  10. Post update

    Eduardo (Ajaccio) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Valere Germain (Monaco) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ricardo Carvalho with a cross.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Grenddy Perozo (Ajaccio).

  15. Booking

    Valere Germain (Monaco) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Valere Germain (Monaco).

  17. Post update

    Benjamin André (Ajaccio) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Emmanuel Rivière (Monaco).

  19. Post update

    Cedric Hengbart (Ajaccio) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

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

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 8th December 2013

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