French Ligue 1
BordeauxBordeaux0MonacoMonaco4

Bordeaux 0-4 Monaco

Radamel Falcao
Falcao's previous hat-trick came in December 2012, when he was playing for Atletico Madrid

Radamel Falcao continued his recent revival with his first hat-trick in four years as Monaco thumped Bordeaux to move top of Ligue 1.

Monaco, who go above Nice on goal difference, led through Djibril Sidibe's second-minute opener.

Former Manchester United and Chelsea striker Falcao doubled the lead seconds later, and added another five minutes after the break.

The Monaco captain sealed a comfortable win by drilling in a penalty to take his tally to nine goals in seven league games.

Falcao, 30, is beginning to replicate the form which made him one of the most feared strikers in Europe before he sustained a serious knee injury before the 2014 World Cup.

After recovering from tearing his anterior cruciate ligament, he left Monaco to spend the 2014-15 season on loan at Manchester United, and then joined Chelsea last term.

Neither spell was a success though, Falcao scoring four goals in 29 appearances for United and just one in 12 games for the Blues.

But the Colombia international is spearheading a free-scoring Monaco attack that has scored 53 times in 17 matches, giving the team a goal difference of +37.

Nice can regain top spot when they go to defending champions Paris St-Germain on Sunday (19:45 GMT).

Radamel Falcao
Spain keeper David de Gea hailed the form of his old Atletico Madrid and Manchester United team-mate

Line-ups

Bordeaux

Formation 4-4-2

  • 30Prior
  • 20Sabaly
  • 27Sertic
  • 5PalloisBooked at 62mins
  • 3ContentoSubstituted forGajicat 45'minutes
  • 25MalcomSubstituted forKamanoat 53'minutes
  • 14Toulalan
  • 18PlasilBooked at 63minsSubstituted forVadaat 72'minutes
  • 17OunasBooked at 68mins
  • 7Menez
  • 24LabordeBooked at 51mins

Substitutes

  • 1Bernardoni
  • 2Gajic
  • 6Lewczuk
  • 11Kamano
  • 12Thelin
  • 23Vada
  • 33Youssef

Monaco

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Subasic
  • 19Sidibe
  • 25Glik
  • 5Jemerson
  • 23MendyBooked at 84mins
  • 10Bernardo SilvaSubstituted forMbappe-Lottinat 82'minutes
  • 2Fabinho
  • 14Bakayoko
  • 27Lemar
  • 18GermainSubstituted forJoão Moutinhoat 85'minutes
  • 9FalcaoSubstituted forCarrilloat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Dirar
  • 8João Moutinho
  • 11Carrillo
  • 16De Sanctis
  • 24Raggi
  • 26Boschilia
  • 29Mbappe-Lottin
Referee:
Benoit Bastien
Attendance:
38,803

Match Stats

Home TeamBordeauxAway TeamMonaco
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home9
Away16
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home9
Away8
Fouls
Home11
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bordeaux 0, Monaco 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bordeaux 0, Monaco 4.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. João Moutinho (Monaco) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Thomas Lemar.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kamil Glik (Monaco) header from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by Thomas Lemar with a cross following a corner.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Grégory Sertic.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kylian Mbappe-Lottin (Monaco) header from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by João Moutinho with a cross following a corner.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Youssouf Sabaly.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gaetan Laborde (Bordeaux) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jerome Prior.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Monaco. João Moutinho replaces Valère Germain.

  10. Booking

    Benjamin Mendy (Monaco) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Benjamin Mendy (Monaco).

  12. Post update

    Francois Kamano (Bordeaux) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Guido Carrillo (Monaco) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Thomas Lemar.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Monaco. Kylian Mbappe-Lottin replaces Bernardo Silva.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Bordeaux. Conceded by Jemerson.

  16. Post update

    Valentin Vada (Bordeaux) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Tiemoué Bakayoko (Monaco).

  18. Post update

    Foul by Benjamin Mendy (Monaco).

  19. Post update

    Milan Gajic (Bordeaux) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Bordeaux. Valentin Vada replaces Jaroslav Plasil.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 10th December 2016

  • BordeauxBordeaux0MonacoMonaco4
  • DijonDijon1MarseilleMarseille2
  • BastiaBastia2MetzMetz0
  • LilleLille2MontpellierMontpellier1
  • NancyNancy2AngersAngers0
  • ToulouseToulouse3LorientLorient2

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Monaco17123253163739
2Nice16123130102039
3PSG16112330111935
4Rennes168351819-127
5Guingamp167542115626
6Lyon1581628181025
7Toulouse177462118325
8Marseille176651818024
9Bordeaux176652022-224
10Saint-Étienne165741614222
11Lille176291722-520
12Angers175481520-519
13Montpellier174762430-619
14Nancy175481422-819
15Metz165381631-1518
16Bastia174581420-617
17Dijon173772327-416
18Caen164391630-1415
19Nantes16349926-1713
20Lorient1733111832-1412
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