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Nantes 0-1 Monaco

Radamel Falcao

Colombia forward Radamel Falcao ended Monaco's losing start to the campaign with the winner at previously unbeaten Nantes.

Falcao, who missed the World Cup with a knee injury, headed home Layvin Kurzawa's cross just before the break for last season's Ligue 1 runners-up.

Monaco goalkeeper Danijel Subasic gave away a penalty midway through the first half but saved Serge Gakpe's spot kick.

The visitors had to use taxis to get to the ground after their bus broke down.

Monaco, who sold World Cup top scorer James Rodriguez to Real Madrid in July, had lost their opening two Ligue 1 encounters and rode their luck at times in Nantes.

They are 17th in the table, which is led by Bordeaux after Saturday's 3-1 victory at Nice made it three wins out of three.

Stuttering champions and title favourites Paris St Germain are sixth on five points following Friday's 0-0 draw at Evian.

Line-ups

Nantes

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 30Dupé
  • 22Cissokho
  • 4Vizcarrondo
  • 3Djilobodji
  • 5Veigneau
  • 2Hansen
  • 25Veretout
  • 13GakpeSubstituted forShechterat 62'minutes
  • 7Bedoya
  • 21AudelSubstituted forBessatat 68'minutes
  • 23BammouSubstituted forAristeguietaat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Bessat
  • 9Shechter
  • 10Aristeguieta
  • 11Bangoura
  • 18Deaux
  • 24Alhadhur
  • 40Badri

Monaco

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1SubasicBooked at 23mins
  • 2Fabinho
  • 24Raggi
  • 6Carvalho
  • 3Kurzawa
  • 8João Moutinho
  • 28Toulalan
  • 22Kondogbia
  • 18Germain
  • 9FalcaoSubstituted forBerbatovat 69'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 11OcamposSubstituted forMartialat 61'minutesSubstituted forFerreira-Carrascoat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Abdennour
  • 10Berbatov
  • 14Bakayoko
  • 15Bernardo Silva
  • 16Stekelenburg
  • 17Ferreira-Carrasco
  • 23Martial
Referee:
Amaury Delerue
Attendance:
27,042

Match Stats

Home TeamNantesAway TeamMonaco
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home16
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away9
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Nantes 0, Monaco 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Nantes 0, Monaco 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Vincent Bessat (Nantes) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Itay Shechter.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Itay Shechter (Nantes) left footed shot from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Issa Cissokho with a cross.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Papy Djilobodji.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Papy Djilobodji (Nantes) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Vincent Bessat with a cross following a corner.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Nantes. Conceded by Danijel Subasic.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Itay Shechter (Nantes) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Vincent Bessat with a cross.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Fernando Aristeguieta (Nantes) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Itay Shechter with a cross.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kian Hansen (Nantes) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Papy Djilobodji (Nantes) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Itay Shechter.

  12. Booking

    Dimitar Berbatov (Monaco) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Post update

    Dimitar Berbatov (Monaco).

  14. Post update

    Itay Shechter (Nantes) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Monaco. Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco replaces Anthony Martial.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Itay Shechter (Nantes).

  18. Post update

    Corner, Nantes. Conceded by Andrea Raggi.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Fernando Aristeguieta (Nantes) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Itay Shechter.

  20. Post update

    Kian Hansen (Nantes) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box. Assisted by Vincent Bessat with a cross following a corner.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 24th August 2014

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