French Ligue 1
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St-Etienne 0-4 Monaco

Monaco
St Etienne goalkeeper Stephane Ruffier was furious with the linesman for not ruling out Monaco's third

Monaco moved to within six points of Ligue 1 leaders Paris St-Germain with a routine win at 10-man St Etienne.

Djibril Sidibe opened the scoring from close range before Thomas Lemar added a second with a powerful finish.

Fabinho poked in a third goal, leading to St Etienne keeper Stephane Ruffier getting sent off as he protested against it, incorrectly claiming offside.

Keita Balde then grabbed a fourth with a curled finish.

The win moves Monaco up to second.

Line-ups

Saint-Étienne

  • 16RuffierBooked at 53mins
  • 13Maiga
  • 2Théophile-Catherine
  • 12M'Bengue
  • 11Silva
  • 20Azevedo JúniorSubstituted forDiousseat 65'minutes
  • 5PajotBooked at 73mins
  • 33Dias GonçalvesSubstituted forMoulinat 56'minutes
  • 10CabellaSubstituted forJankoat 88'minutes
  • 22Monnet-Paquet
  • 9Diony

Substitutes

  • 8Diousse
  • 14Bamba
  • 15Janko
  • 23Søderlund
  • 30Moulin
  • 31Camara
  • 32Karamoko

Monaco

  • 1Subasic
  • 19Sidibe
  • 25Glik
  • 5de Jesus Nascimento
  • 6de Oliveira Moraes
  • 8João Moutinho
  • 2Fabinho
  • 20Rony LopesSubstituted forDiakhabyat 87'minutes
  • 27LemarSubstituted forGhezzalat 66'minutes
  • 14KeitaSubstituted forCarrilloat 77'minutes
  • 9Falcao

Substitutes

  • 4Kongolo
  • 7Ghezzal
  • 11Carrillo
  • 15Diakhaby
  • 16Benaglio
  • 35N'Doram
  • 38Touré
Referee:
Amaury Delerue
Attendance:
23,107

Match Stats

Home TeamSaint-ÉtienneAway TeamMonaco
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home5
Away22
Shots on Target
Home2
Away9
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, St Etienne 0, Monaco 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, St Etienne 0, Monaco 4.

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

Foul by Habib Maiga (St Etienne).

Substitution

Substitution, St Etienne. Saidy Janko replaces Rémy Cabella.

Substitution

Substitution, Monaco. Adama Diakhaby replaces Rony Lopes.

Foul by Falcao (Monaco).

Cheikh M'Bengue (St Etienne) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Rémy Cabella (St Etienne) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gabriel Silva.

Attempt blocked. Kévin Monnet-Paquet (St Etienne) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gabriel Silva.

Attempt saved. Falcao (Monaco) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Fabinho.

Attempt blocked. Rachid Ghezzal (Monaco) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Rony Lopes (Monaco) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Rachid Ghezzal.

Substitution

Substitution, Monaco. Guido Carrillo replaces Keita.

Offside, Monaco. Djibril Sidibe tries a through ball, but Rachid Ghezzal is caught offside.

Rony Lopes (Monaco) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Vincent Pajot (St Etienne).

Booking

Vincent Pajot (St Etienne) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Vincent Pajot (St Etienne).

Attempt blocked. Rony Lopes (Monaco) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Keita.

Foul by Fabinho (Monaco).

Rémy Cabella (St Etienne) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Djibril Sidibe (Monaco) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by João Moutinho.

Substitution

Substitution, St Etienne. Assane Diousse replaces Hernani.

Substitution

Substitution, Monaco. Rachid Ghezzal replaces Thomas Lemar.

Corner, St Etienne. Conceded by João Moutinho.

Corner, St Etienne. Conceded by Jorge.

Attempt saved. Hernani (St Etienne) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by João Moutinho (Monaco).

Rémy Cabella (St Etienne) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jorge (Monaco).

Rémy Cabella (St Etienne) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! St Etienne 0, Monaco 4. Keita (Monaco) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Fabinho.

Substitution

Substitution, St Etienne. Jessy Moulin replaces Vágner.

Dismissal

Stéphane Ruffier (St Etienne) is shown the red card.

Goal!

Goal! St Etienne 0, Monaco 3. Fabinho (Monaco) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal following a corner.

Attempt saved. Falcao (Monaco) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Rony Lopes.

Attempt blocked. Rony Lopes (Monaco) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kamil Glik.

Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Stéphane Ruffier.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 15th December 2017

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1PSG17142151133844
2Monaco18122444182638
3Lyon17105242192335
4Marseille17105235191635
5Nantes178361618-227
6Rennes177462220225
7Montpellier175841410423
8Nice177282228-623
9Caen177281118-723
10Guingamp176471923-422
11Amiens176381619-321
12Strasbourg175662227-521
13Dijon176382431-721
14Bordeaux175572226-420
15Saint-Étienne185581731-1420
16Toulouse175481623-719
17Troyes175391824-618
18Lille175391626-1018
19Angers172961927-815
20Metz171214733-265
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