French Ligue 1
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Monaco 2-1 Dijon

Monaco celebrate
Monaco, who were Ligue 2 champions in 2013, are aiming for their first French title since 2000

Radamel Falcao scored a fine, late free-kick as Monaco edged out Dijon to go three points above champions Paris St-Germain at the top of Ligue 1.

Cedric Varrault gave struggling Dijon the lead, but Nabil Dirar equalised after Falcao's free-kick hit the bar.

And Falcao, a 60th-minute substitute, scored the winner from 25 yards with a set-piece which found the top corner.

Nice, who are four points below neighbours Monaco, secured a Champions League place as they beat Nancy 3-1.

Jean Seri scored twice as they came from behind to ensure they will play in the European Cup for the first time since 1959-60.

Line-ups

Monaco

  • 1Subasic
  • 38TouréSubstituted forLemarat 45'minutes
  • 25Glik
  • 5de Jesus Nascimento
  • 23Mendy
  • 7Dirar
  • 2TavaresBooked at 59mins
  • 14BakayokoSubstituted forFalcaoat 60'minutes
  • 10Bernardo Silva
  • 18Germain
  • 29MbappeSubstituted forJoão Moutinhoat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6de Oliveira Moraes
  • 8João Moutinho
  • 9Falcao
  • 16De Sanctis
  • 24Raggi
  • 27Lemar
  • 33Cardona

Dijon

  • 30Reynet
  • 26Chafik
  • 27Varrault
  • 4Loties
  • 25Bouka MoutouBooked at 90mins
  • 8Lees-MelouBooked at 68mins
  • 15BalmontSubstituted forMariéat 82'minutes
  • 20AmalfitanoSubstituted forRiviereat 88'minutes
  • 11Tavares
  • 9Diony
  • 18SammaritanoBooked at 67minsSubstituted forMartinat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Leroy
  • 2Lang
  • 3Belmonte
  • 7Riviere
  • 13Martin
  • 14Marié
  • 19Rosier
Referee:
Jerome Miguelgorry
Attendance:
9,069

Match Stats

Home TeamMonacoAway TeamDijon
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home19
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home15
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Monaco 2, Dijon 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Monaco 2, Dijon 1.

Attempt blocked. Marvin Martin (Dijon) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Pierre Lees-Melou.

Booking

Arnold Bouka Moutou (Dijon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Arnold Bouka Moutou (Dijon).

Attempt missed. Thomas Lemar (Monaco) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Valère Germain (Monaco) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Loties (Dijon).

Substitution

Substitution, Dijon. Yohann Riviere replaces Romain Amalfitano.

Attempt saved. Thomas Lemar (Monaco) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is saved in the top right corner.

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

Foul by Jordan Loties (Dijon).

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

Foul by Cedric Varrault (Dijon).

Foul by Fabinho (Monaco).

Pierre Lees-Melou (Dijon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Falcao (Monaco).

Romain Amalfitano (Dijon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Monaco. João Moutinho replaces Kylian Mbappe.

Substitution

Substitution, Dijon. Jordan Marié replaces Florent Balmont.

Goal!

Goal! Monaco 2, Dijon 1. Falcao (Monaco) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Bernardo Silva (Monaco) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Pierre Lees-Melou (Dijon).

Substitution

Substitution, Dijon. Marvin Martin replaces Frederic Sammaritano.

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

Foul by Lois Diony (Dijon).

Offside, Monaco. Kamil Glik tries a through ball, but Falcao is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Kamil Glik (Monaco) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Benjamin Mendy with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Jordan Loties.

Attempt blocked. Thomas Lemar (Monaco) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Bernardo Silva.

Attempt saved. Thomas Lemar (Monaco) left footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

Foul by Jordan Loties (Dijon).

Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Fouad Chafik.

Goal!

Goal! Monaco 1, Dijon 1. Nabil Dirar (Monaco) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner following a set piece situation.

Falcao (Monaco) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

Booking

Pierre Lees-Melou (Dijon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kylian Mbappe (Monaco) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Pierre Lees-Melou (Dijon).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Monaco32245390276377
2Paris St G32235466214574
3Nice332110255272873
4Lyon321731265392654
5Bordeaux32131094639749
6Marseille32139104438648
7Saint-Étienne311112835251045
8Guingamp33128134044-444
9Rennes331013103137-643
10Nantes32119123146-1542
11Toulouse331011123435-141
12Montpellier33109144755-839
13Angers33116163243-1139
14Lille33107163141-1037
15Metz3299143161-3036
16Caen3396183356-2333
17Nancy3387182544-1931
18Lorient3394203764-2731
19Dijon33611164152-1129
20Bastia32610162646-2028
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