French Ligue 1
Lille2Monaco0

Lille 2-0 Monaco

Nolan Roux scores Lille's first against Monaco

Monaco lost their first Ligue 1 game of the season as two goals for Nolan Roux gave Lille victory that moved them up to second.

Roux poked home the opener in the first half before tapping in the second after a counter attack midway through the second half.

Monaco had few chances, but were also frustrated by Lille goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama.

The Nigeria international kept out Radamel Falcao's powerful effort, and denied Emmanuel Riviere at close range.

Lille move above Monaco and to within two points of leaders Paris St-Germain.

Monaco had arrived at Lille looking to record their eighth win in 12 league games, and one that would see them remain level on points with PSG.

But they were lacklustre for much of the first half, with Falcao finding himself largely isolated.

Instead it was Lille who looked the more dangerous and they opened the scoring just before the half hour mark.

Marka Basa headed goalwards and Roux was on hand to stab in from close range.

Monaco had a chance to equalise soon after when Yannick Ferreira Carrasco pounced on a poor back pass and although he was beaten to the ball by Enyeama, the keeper's clearance looped into the path of Falcao, whose audacious first-time effort from distance flew over the open goal.

The visitors had a strong call for a penalty waved away early in the second half when Layvin Kurzawa appeared to be fouled inside the area as he had raced on to a James Rodriguez pass.

That, perhaps, proved a crucial moment as Lille doubled their advantage with 20 minutes remaining. Falcao's shot was expertly saved by Enyeama and the home side embarked on a quick counter attack as Salomon Kalou fed Rio Mavuba, who in turn squared for the unmarked Roux to strike from close range.

The goal effectively ended the game as a contest, but Enyeama ensured Lille's seventh successive league clean sheet with a couple of important late saves, keeping out Falcao's angled shot and then Riviere's follow up.

Line-ups

Lille

  • 1Enyeama
  • 15SidibeBooked at 23mins
  • 23Souaré
  • 24Mavuba
  • 14Kjaer
  • 25Basa
  • 4Balmont
  • 20RodelinSubstituted forMeitéat 76'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 8Kalou
  • 26RouxSubstituted forRuizat 82'minutes
  • 5Gueye

Substitutes

  • 6Delaplace
  • 7Ruiz
  • 9De Melo
  • 12Meité
  • 16Elana
  • 22Rozehnal
  • 27Origi

Monaco

  • 1Subasic
  • 24RaggiSubstituted forTavaresat 82'minutes
  • 3Kurzawa
  • 19Obbadi
  • 6Carvalho
  • 22Abidal
  • 10Rodríguez
  • 28Toulalan
  • 9FalcaoBooked at 88mins
  • 8João MoutinhoBooked at 75mins
  • 17Ferreira-CarrascoSubstituted forRivièreat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Tavares
  • 11Ocampos
  • 16Romero
  • 18Germain
  • 20Isimat-Mirin
  • 27Kondogbia
  • 29Rivière
Referee:
Wilfried Bien
Attendance:
43,880

Match Stats

Home TeamLilleAway TeamMonaco
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home7
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home19
Away20

Live Text

Match ends, Lille 2, Monaco 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lille 2, Monaco 0.

Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Vincent Enyeama.

Attempt saved. Falcao (Monaco) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by James Rodríguez.

Foul by Mounir Obbadi (Monaco).

Florent Balmont (Lille) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Lille. Simon Kjaer tries a through ball, but John Jairo Ruiz is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Layvin Kurzawa (Monaco) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Emmanuel Rivière (Monaco) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Falcao (Monaco) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Rodríguez.

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

Foul by John Jairo Ruiz (Lille).

Foul by Layvin Kurzawa (Monaco).

Florent Balmont (Lille) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Marko Basa (Lille) because of an injury.

Booking

Falcao (Monaco) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Soualiho Meité (Lille) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Soualiho Meité (Lille).

Attempt missed. Falcao (Monaco) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mounir Obbadi with a headed pass.

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

Foul by Soualiho Meité (Lille).

Substitution

Substitution, Lille. John Jairo Ruiz replaces Nolan Roux.

Substitution

Substitution, Monaco. Fabinho replaces Andrea Raggi.

Attempt missed. Layvin Kurzawa (Monaco) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by James Rodríguez with a cross.

Emmanuel Rivière (Monaco) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Marko Basa (Lille).

Offside, Lille. Soualiho Meité tries a through ball, but Nolan Roux is caught offside.

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

Foul by Marko Basa (Lille).

Foul by Falcao (Monaco).

Soualiho Meité (Lille) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Lille. Soualiho Meité replaces Ronny Rodelin.

Booking

João Moutinho (Monaco) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by João Moutinho (Monaco).

Nolan Roux (Lille) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Salomon Kalou (Lille) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Idrissa Gueye.

Andrea Raggi (Monaco) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ronny Rodelin (Lille).

goal

Top Stories