French Ligue 1
MonacoMonaco2MarseilleMarseille0

Monaco 2-0 Marseille

Monaco move to within three points of PSG with victory against Marseille

Monaco moved to within three points of Ligue 1 leaders Paris St-Germain with a comfortable win over Marseille.

Claudio Ranieri's side, without top-scorer Radamel Falcao who is out for the season with a knee injury, were ahead just before the break courtesy of Valere Germain's placed effort.

Emmanuel Riviere got Monaco's second when he fired high into the net.

Andre-Pierre Gignac had Marseille's best chance when put through but was denied by goalkeeper Danijel Subasic.

"It's too early to see how the team is going to react during Falcao's absence," said Ranieri.

"But the squad is always very tight."

The defeat for Marseille follows a disastrous 5-4 defeat to Nice in the French Cup in midweek and left them down in ninth place in the table.

Line-ups

Monaco

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1Subasic
  • 24Raggi
  • 3KurzawaSubstituted forFabinhoat 70'minutes
  • 28Toulalan
  • 6Carvalho
  • 22AbidalBooked at 66mins
  • 8João Moutinho
  • 10Rodríguez
  • 18GermainSubstituted forOcamposat 75'minutes
  • 29Rivière
  • 27KondogbiaSubstituted forObbadiat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Fabinho
  • 11Ocampos
  • 16Romero
  • 17Ferreira-Carrasco
  • 19Obbadi
  • 20Isimat-Mirin
  • 23Martial

Marseille

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 30Mandanda
  • 2Abdallah
  • 23Mendy
  • 20Romao
  • 21Diawara
  • 4Michel Mendes
  • 13LeminaBooked at 59minsSubstituted forKhalifaat 74'minutes
  • 28Valbuena
  • 9GignacBooked at 73mins
  • 14ThauvinSubstituted forPayetat 61'minutes
  • 7CheyrouSubstituted forImbulaat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 16Samba
  • 17Payet
  • 19Abergel
  • 24Fanni
  • 25Imbula
  • 26Tuiloma
  • 29Khalifa
Referee:
Clément Turpin
Attendance:
11,284

Match Stats

Home TeamMonacoAway TeamMarseille
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home16
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away8
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home15
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Monaco 2, Marseille 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Monaco 2, Marseille 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Saber Khalifa (Marseille) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Benjamin Mendy with a cross.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. André-Pierre Gignac (Marseille) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mathieu Valbuena.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lucas Ocampos (Monaco) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mounir Obbadi.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Souleymane Diawara (Marseille) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dimitri Payet.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dimitri Payet (Marseille) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Lucas Ocampos (Monaco).

  9. Post update

    Lucas Mendes (Marseille) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Emmanuel Rivière (Monaco).

  11. Post update

    Jacques-Alaixys Romao (Marseille) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Lucas Ocampos (Monaco) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Souleymane Diawara (Marseille).

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. André-Pierre Gignac (Marseille) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mathieu Valbuena.

  15. Post update

    Offside, Marseille. Dimitri Payet tries a through ball, but André-Pierre Gignac is caught offside.

  16. Post update

    Offside, Marseille. Dimitri Payet tries a through ball, but Mathieu Valbuena is caught offside.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Marseille. Conceded by Eric Abidal.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Monaco. Lucas Ocampos replaces Valere Germain.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Marseille. Saber Khalifa replaces Mario Lemina because of an injury.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mounir Obbadi (Monaco) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 26th January 2014

Top Stories