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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 2Tavares
  • 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

Match ends, Guingamp 0, Monaco 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Guingamp 0, Monaco 2.

Foul by Mounir Obbadi (Monaco).

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

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.

Foul by Lucas Ocampos (Monaco).

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

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

Foul by Younousse Sankhare (Guingamp).

Booking

Lucas Ocampos (Monaco) is shown the yellow card.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Monaco. Valere Germain replaces Emmanuel Rivière.

Booking

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

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

Foul by Younousse Sankhare (Guingamp).

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

Foul by Christophe Mandanne (Guingamp).

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

Foul by Emmanuel Rivière (Monaco).

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

Booking

Danijel Subasic (Monaco) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Mustapha Diallo (Guingamp) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mustapha Diallo.

Foul by Geoffrey Kondogbia (Monaco).

Mustapha Diallo (Guingamp) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Guingamp. Rachid Alioui replaces Ladislas Douniama.

Attempt missed. Geoffrey Kondogbia (Monaco) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Mounir Obbadi with a cross following a set piece situation.

Anthony Martial (Monaco) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Younousse Sankhare (Guingamp).

Attempt missed. Mustapha Diallo (Guingamp) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Thibault Giresse with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Guingamp. Conceded by Eric Abidal.

Foul by Layvin Kurzawa (Monaco).

Ladislas Douniama (Guingamp) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Monaco. Lucas Ocampos replaces James Rodríguez.

Foul by Jérémy Toulalan (Monaco).

Mustapha Diallo (Guingamp) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Anthony Martial (Monaco) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mustapha Diallo (Guingamp).

Attempt missed. Thibault Giresse (Guingamp) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Thibault Giresse.

Attempt blocked. Mounir Obbadi (Monaco) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Anthony Martial.

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