French Ligue 1
Monaco3Nice0

Monaco 3-0 Nice

Radamel Falcao
Radamel Falcao has scored 14 Ligue 1 goals this season - at a rate of one every 80 minutes

Radamel Falcao scored twice as Monaco beat Nice convincingly in the Cote d'Azur derby to move three points clear of their rivals in the title race.

Valere Germain headed home the opener soon after the break to put the hosts, chasing their first title since 2000, into the lead.

Falcao slid home Benjamin Mendy's cross to make it 2-0 and turned home Thomas Lemar's ball to seal the win.

Paris St-Germain moved above Nice into second with a 3-1 win at Dijon.

Thiago Silva and Edinson Cavani scored in the final 10 minutes for Unai Emery's side, after Dijon's Julio Tavares had equalised Lucas Moura's opening goal in the first half.

Both PSG and Nice are three points behind Monaco, who are the second team in Europe to have scored 100 goals in all competitions this season. They were narrowly beaten to the mark by Barcelona - who played earlier in the day.

Elsewhere, former Arsenal and Middlesbrough forward Jeremie Aliadiere scored his first Ligue 1 goal in almost three years as bottom club Lorient won 1-0 at Lille.

The winner from Aliadiere, who returned to the club for a second spell last summer after two years in Qatar with Umm Salal, gave Lorient a first away victory in Ligue 1 since last April.

Line-ups

Monaco

  • 1Subasic
  • 19Sidibe
  • 25Glik
  • 5de Jesus NascimentoBooked at 57mins
  • 23Mendy
  • 10Bernardo SilvaSubstituted forDirarat 88'minutes
  • 2Fabinho
  • 14Bakayoko
  • 27Lemar
  • 9FalcaoSubstituted forMbappeat 90'minutes
  • 18GermainSubstituted forJoão Moutinhoat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Dirar
  • 8João Moutinho
  • 16De Sanctis
  • 26Boschilia
  • 29Mbappe
  • 34Diallo
  • 38Touré

Nice

  • 30Cardinale
  • 4Baysse
  • 31Costa Santos
  • 32SarrSubstituted forBelhandaat 64'minutes
  • 2Souquet
  • 25Cyprien
  • 6SeriBooked at 13mins
  • 29Chagas Estevao
  • 14Pléa
  • 9Balotelli
  • 13Eysseric

Substitutes

  • 5Belhanda
  • 15Burner
  • 18Walter
  • 20Le Marchand
  • 22Donis
  • 26Koziello
  • 40Benítez
Referee:
Benoit Bastien
Attendance:
16,049

Match Stats

Home TeamMonacoAway TeamNice
Possession
Home35%
Away65%
Shots
Home14
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home21
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Monaco 3, Nice 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Monaco 3, Nice 0.

Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Paul Baysse.

Wylan Cyprien (Nice) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nabil Dirar (Monaco).

Valentin Eysseric (Nice) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Alassane Pléa with a through ball.

Substitution

Substitution, Monaco. Kylian Mbappe-Lottin replaces Falcao.

Foul by Alassane Pléa (Nice).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Monaco. Nabil Dirar replaces Bernardo Silva.

Dalbert (Nice) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Djibril Sidibe (Monaco).

Attempt missed. Arnaud Souquet (Nice) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Jean Michael Seri.

Corner, Nice. Conceded by Danijel Subasic.

Attempt saved. Alassane Pléa (Nice) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dalbert with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Alassane Pléa (Nice) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Dalbert.

Foul by Wylan Cyprien (Nice).

João Moutinho (Monaco) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Monaco 3, Nice 0. Falcao (Monaco) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Thomas Lemar.

Attempt missed. Alassane Pléa (Nice) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jean Michael Seri.

Attempt blocked. Younès Belhanda (Nice) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mario Balotelli.

Substitution

Substitution, Monaco. João Moutinho replaces Valère Germain.

Jean Michael Seri (Nice) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Falcao (Monaco).

Attempt blocked. Mario Balotelli (Nice) right footed shot from long range on the left is blocked.

Mario Balotelli (Nice) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Bernardo Silva (Monaco).

Corner, Nice. Conceded by Thomas Lemar.

Offside, Nice. Wylan Cyprien tries a through ball, but Mario Balotelli is caught offside.

Younès Belhanda (Nice) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Fabinho (Monaco).

Attempt missed. Younès Belhanda (Nice) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Alassane Pléa with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Alassane Pléa (Nice) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Valère Germain (Monaco) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Bernardo Silva with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Paul Baysse.

Attempt blocked. Bernardo Silva (Monaco) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Nice. Younès Belhanda replaces Malang Sarr.

Malang Sarr (Nice) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bernardo Silva (Monaco).

Goal!

Goal! Monaco 2, Nice 0. Falcao (Monaco) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Benjamin Mendy with a cross.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 4th February 2017

  • MonacoMonaco3NiceNice0
  • BordeauxBordeaux1RennesRennes1
  • DijonDijon1PSGParis Saint Germain3
  • GuingampGuingamp0CaenCaen1
  • LilleLille0LorientLorient1
  • MontpellierMontpellier2BastiaBastia1

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Monaco23164368224652
2PSG23154445172849
3Nice23147238182049
4Lyon21121840251537
5Saint-Étienne228952418633
6Marseille239682928133
7Bordeaux238962528-333
8Guingamp238782827131
9Rennes238782327-431
10Toulouse2275102226-426
11Lille2375112128-726
12Montpellier236893240-826
13Nantes2275101529-1426
14Caen2274112536-1125
15Dijon235993135-424
16Nancy216691625-924
17Metz2275102238-1624
18Angers2265111928-923
19Bastia2357112028-822
20Lorient2363142646-2021
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