French Ligue 1
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Monaco score 95th minute winner to cut PSG's lead

Monaco's French defender Layvin Kurzawa (right) celebrates with midfielder Jeremy Toulalan

Layvin Kurzawa scored in the fifth minute of injury time as Monaco beat Reims to cut Paris St-Germain's lead at the top of Ligue 1 to two points.

Valere Germain headed home to give Monaco the lead but Reims levelled through Prince Oniangue's strike.

Jeremy Toulalan made it 2-1 with his first league goal for 3,429 days before Oniangue smashed in his second.

But with seconds left, Kurzawa gave Monaco the win when he tapped in after James Rodriguez's shot hit the post.

It was the French left-back's fifth goal in nine games for the principality side.

Reims had been reduced to 10 men with eight minutes left when defender Aissa Mandi was show a straight red for a tackle on Kurzawa.

Leaders PSG visit Toulouse on Sunday (13:00 GMT).

Line-ups

Monaco

  • 1Subasic
  • 2Tavares
  • 3KurzawaBooked at 90mins
  • 28ToulalanBooked at 90mins
  • 6CarvalhoBooked at 90mins
  • 22Abidal
  • 8João Moutinho
  • 10Rodríguez
  • 18GermainSubstituted forBerbatovat 80'minutes
  • 29RivièreSubstituted forOcamposat 61'minutes
  • 27KondogbiaSubstituted forObbadiat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Dirar
  • 11Ocampos
  • 15Berbatov
  • 16Romero
  • 19Obbadi
  • 23Martial
  • 24Raggi

Reims

  • 30Placide
  • 23MandiBooked at 83mins
  • 3Signorino
  • 4Krychowiak
  • 22Tacalfred
  • 25Weber
  • 8Oniangue
  • 24GhisolfiSubstituted forAyitéat 68'minutes
  • 18CourtetSubstituted forCharbonnierat 66'minutes
  • 7FortesSubstituted forTuranat 85'minutes
  • 17AlbækBooked at 70mins

Substitutes

  • 9Atar
  • 14Charbonnier
  • 15Turan
  • 20Ayité
  • 21Ca
  • 27Glombard
  • 50Gassama
Referee:
Antony Gautier
Attendance:
6,127

Match Stats

Home TeamMonacoAway TeamReims
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home18
Away6
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Monaco 3, Reims 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Monaco 3, Reims 2.

Booking

Layvin Kurzawa (Monaco) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Monaco 3, Reims 2. Layvin Kurzawa (Monaco) left footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal.

James Rodríguez (Monaco) hits the right post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Fabinho with a cross.

Foul by Mounir Obbadi (Monaco).

Mads Albæk (Reims) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Layvin Kurzawa (Monaco) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ricardo Carvalho with a cross.

Offside, Reims. Gaëtan Charbonnier tries a through ball, but Floyd Ayité is caught offside.

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

Foul by Floyd Ayité (Reims).

Booking

Ricardo Carvalho (Monaco) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ricardo Carvalho (Monaco).

Mads Albæk (Reims) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Jérémy Toulalan (Monaco) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt blocked. Layvin Kurzawa (Monaco) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Grzegorz Krychowiak (Reims) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mounir Obbadi (Monaco).

Foul by Gaëtan Charbonnier (Reims).

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

Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Atila Turan.

Substitution

Substitution, Reims. Atila Turan replaces Odaïr Fortes.

Dismissal

Aissa Mandi (Reims) is shown the red card.

Foul by Aissa Mandi (Reims).

Layvin Kurzawa (Monaco) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Monaco. Dimitar Berbatov replaces Valère Germain.

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

Hand ball by Mickaël Tacalfred (Reims).

Attempt missed. James Rodríguez (Monaco) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Mounir Obbadi.

Corner, Reims. Conceded by Eric Abidal.

Foul by Ricardo Carvalho (Monaco).

Floyd Ayité (Reims) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Monaco 2, Reims 2. Prince Oniangue (Reims) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal following a set piece situation.

Odaïr Fortes (Reims) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by João Moutinho (Monaco).

Attempt saved. Valère Germain (Monaco) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Rodríguez with a cross.

Booking

Mads Albæk (Reims) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Mads Albæk (Reims).

Substitution

Substitution, Reims. Floyd Ayité replaces Florent Ghisolfi.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 21st February 2014

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1PSG25177158164258
2Monaco26168244192556
3Lille25136628161245
4Saint-Étienne25126734231142
5Marseille25117737271040
6Lyon2511774031940
7Reims2610973232039
8Bastia2510693035-536
9Bordeaux249782926334
10Toulouse258982732-533
11Lorient2495103233-132
12Nantes2594122325-231
13Nice2594122330-731
14Montpellier2551463131029
15Rennes2561092830-228
16Guingamp2568112328-526
17Evian Thonon Gaillard2559112441-1724
18Valenciennes2556142440-1621
19Sochaux2546151846-2818
20Ajaccio2528152044-2414
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