French Ligue 1
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Monaco 1-0 Angers

Mario Pasalic scores for Monaco against Angers
Mario Pasalic joined Chelsea from Hajduk Split in 2014

On-loan Chelsea midfielder Mario Pasalic gave Monaco their first home league win of the season and prevented Angers from going second in Ligue 1.

Pasalic, 20, volleyed home Lacina Traore's knock-down in the 36th-minute to hand Angers a second league defeat.

Rony Lopes side-footed wide a simple chance to add a second for Monaco, who are now unbeaten in eight games.

Angers, in the top flight for the first time in 21 years, almost earned a late point but Cheikh Ndoye headed wide.

Earlier, sixth-placed Nice were held to a 0-0 draw at home by struggling Lille.

In the evening kick-off, Georges N'Koudou scored against his former club to give Marseille a 1-0 win at Nantes.

Line-ups

Monaco

  • 1Subasic
  • 2Fabinho
  • 24Raggi
  • 6Carvalho
  • 21EchiéjiléBooked at 40mins
  • 20Pasalic
  • 28Toulalan
  • 8João Moutinho
  • 25Rony LopesSubstituted forBoschiliaat 78'minutes
  • 19TraoréBooked at 26minsSubstituted forCarrilloat 82'minutes
  • 22El ShaarawySubstituted forHélder Costaat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Carrillo
  • 16Nardi
  • 18Hélder Costa
  • 29Boschilia
  • 33N'Doram
  • 34Dias
  • 38Touré

Angers

  • 1Butelle
  • 29Manceau
  • 8Traoré
  • 24ThomasBooked at 75mins
  • 21AndreuBooked at 63mins
  • 17NdoyeBooked at 59mins
  • 28SaissSubstituted forDiersat 83'minutes
  • 5Mangani
  • 10SunuSubstituted forCapelleat 70'minutes
  • 14KetkeophomphoneSubstituted forKaranoviçat 78'minutes
  • 9Razzagui CamaraBooked at 45mins

Substitutes

  • 2Angoula
  • 3Bouka Moutou
  • 7Auriac
  • 15Capelle
  • 20Diers
  • 22Karanoviç
  • 30Letellier
Referee:
Bartolomeu Varela
Attendance:
6,075

Match Stats

Home TeamMonacoAway TeamAngers
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home13
Away15
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away21

Live Text

Match ends, Monaco 1, Angers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Monaco 1, Angers 0.

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

Foul by Thomas Mangani (Angers).

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

Foul by Abdoul Camara (Angers).

Hélder Costa (Monaco) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Vincent Manceau (Angers).

Attempt missed. Charles Diers (Angers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. João Moutinho (Monaco) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Guido Carrillo.

Substitution

Substitution, Monaco. Hélder Costa replaces Stephan El Shaarawy.

Attempt missed. Cheikh Ndoye (Angers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Stephan El Shaarawy (Monaco) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Boschilia.

Substitution

Substitution, Angers. Charles Diers replaces Romain Saiss.

Substitution

Substitution, Monaco. Guido Carrillo replaces Lacina Traoré.

Substitution

Substitution, Angers. Goran Karanoviç replaces Billy Ketkeophomphone.

Substitution

Substitution, Monaco. Boschilia replaces Rony Lopes.

Attempt saved. Abdoul Camara (Angers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Billy Ketkeophomphone.

Attempt blocked. João Moutinho (Monaco) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Romain Thomas (Angers) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by Romain Thomas (Angers).

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

Foul by Ismael Traoré (Angers).

Attempt saved. Yoann Andreu (Angers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Cheikh Ndoye (Angers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Yoann Andreu with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Angers. Pierrick Capelle replaces Gilles Sunu.

Attempt blocked. Billy Ketkeophomphone (Angers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Romain Saiss.

Attempt saved. Thomas Mangani (Angers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Abdoul Camara.

Attempt missed. Abdoul Camara (Angers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Gilles Sunu with a cross.

Foul by Lacina Traoré (Monaco).

Romain Saiss (Angers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Yoann Andreu (Angers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Yoann Andreu (Angers).

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

Foul by Romain Saiss (Angers).

Corner, Angers. Conceded by Jérémy Toulalan.

Attempt blocked. Fabinho (Monaco) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Lacina Traoré (Monaco) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Cheikh Ndoye (Angers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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