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Monaco secure fifth straight win

Guingamp v Monaco

Monaco continued their pursuit of defending French champions Paris St-Germain by beating Guingamp to clinch a fifth successive victory.

Teenage striker Anthony Martial put Monaco, without injured striker Radamel Falcao, ahead by shooting high into the net from James Rodriguez's pass.

And they secured all three points when Rodriguez's corner was headed home by Layvin Kurzawa in the closing stages.

Claudio Ranieri's side are two points behind PSG, who also won on Saturday.

Thiago Motta, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani scored as Laurent Blanc's side won 3-1 at Rennes.

Elsewhere, Nice, who narrowly missed out on qualifying for the Champions League last season, ended a seven-match losing streak with a 1-0 home success against bottom side Sochaux.

Nantes's hopes of Champions League qualification were hampered by a 2-1 home defeat against Toulouse. They are seven points behind third-placed Lille, who have a game in hand.

Line-ups

Guingamp

Formation 4-4-2

  • 16N'Dy Assembe
  • 6PereiraBooked at 23mins
  • 25LemaîtreSubstituted forLevequeat 21'minutes
  • 18Mathis
  • 29Kerbrat
  • 15Sorbon
  • 8BeauvueSubstituted forDialloat 27'minutes
  • 12SankhareBooked at 84mins
  • 14DouniamaSubstituted forAliouiat 77'minutes
  • 13Mandanne
  • 26Giresse

Substitutes

  • 5Diallo
  • 7Leveque
  • 10Fauré
  • 17Alioui
  • 19Cerdan
  • 20Dos Santos
  • 30Samassa

Monaco

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1SubasicBooked at 78mins
  • 24Raggi
  • 3Kurzawa
  • 28Toulalan
  • 6Carvalho
  • 22Abidal
  • 8João MoutinhoSubstituted forKondogbiaat 62'minutes
  • 10RodríguezSubstituted forOcamposat 69'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 29RivièreSubstituted forGermainat 85'minutes
  • 23Martial
  • 19Obbadi

Substitutes

  • 2Fabinho
  • 11Ocampos
  • 16Romero
  • 18Germain
  • 20Isimat-Mirin
  • 27Kondogbia
  • 32Tisserand
Referee:
Laurent Duhamel
Attendance:
14,576

Match Stats

Home TeamGuingampAway TeamMonaco
Possession
Home32%
Away68%
Shots
Home10
Away17
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Guingamp 0, Monaco 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Guingamp 0, Monaco 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Mounir Obbadi (Monaco).

  4. Post update

    Younousse Sankhare (Guingamp) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Rachid Alioui (Guingamp) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Christophe Mandanne with a headed pass.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Lucas Ocampos (Monaco).

  7. Post update

    Thibault Giresse (Guingamp) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Younousse Sankhare (Guingamp).

  10. Booking

    Lucas Ocampos (Monaco) is shown the yellow card.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Monaco. Valere Germain replaces Emmanuel Rivière.

  13. Booking

    Younousse Sankhare (Guingamp) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Younousse Sankhare (Guingamp).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Christophe Mandanne (Guingamp).

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Rachid Alioui (Guingamp) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Younousse Sankhare.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Emmanuel Rivière (Monaco).

  20. Post update

    Lionel Mathis (Guingamp) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 14th December 2013

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