Monaco halved Nice’s lead at the top of Ligue 1 to three points thanks to an emphatic 6-0 win against Nancy at the Stade Louis II.
Radamel Falcao scored a brace, to add to his Champions League double in midweek, to put Leonardo Jardim’s team in a comfortable lead, which was added to by Kylian Mbappe, before two late goals from Guido Carrillo and one from Fabinho.
On 25 minutes, Thomas Lemar saw his corner eventually pushed onto the bar before Falcao headed home from close range to hand Monaco a lead. Shortly after, Diallo Guidileye clumsily brought down Fabinho inisde the area before Falcao confidently slotted home from the penalty spot to double the hosts’ advantage.
Falcao did have the ball in the net for third time, before the interval, but Valere Germain was ruled offside to deny the Colombian a first-half hat trick.
Monaco’s dominance continued after the break and Mbappe added a third goal midway through the second half when Nancy failed to clear Benjamin Mendy’s cross, allowing the 17-year-old to prod home from close range.
Carrillo headed home from close range for the fourth before Fabinho added a fifth from the penalty spot, and in added time Carrillo wrapped up a very successful evening for the principality side, volleying home from close range after some clever work from Mbappe on the left presented the opportunity.
Nill De Pauw’s last minute equaliser saw Guingamp earn a 3-3 draw at Dijon.
The visitors, who were searching for their fourth straight league win, trailed 3-1 in the first-half as goals from Cedric Varrault, Lois Diony and Julio Tavares put Dijon ahead.
Marcus Regis Coco briefly pegged one back for Guingamp in the first-half but Alexandre Mendy trimmed Dijon’s lead to one before De Pauw popped up to claim a point.
Dijon are now unbeaten in six games while Guingamp stay fourth.
Lyon were 2-1 winners against nine-man Bastia at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais.
Alexandre Lacazette’s 37th minute penalty gave Lyon the lead before Bastia goalkeeper Jean-Louis Leca was given a straight red in the second-half after he tripped Nabil Fekir who was through on goal.
Yannick Cahuzac received a second yellow card as things went from bad to worse for Francois Ciccolini’s side.
Despite Enzo Crivelli’s last-minute consolation goal, Pierre Bengtsson’s own goal four minutes from time put the game out of reach.
Bordeaux claimed their first win in six games after a 2-1 victory over 10-man Lorient.
Francois Kamano opened the scored for Les Girondins before Jerome Prior’s own goal levelled for Lorient.
Diego Rolan’s second-half effort saw Bordeaux regain the lead before substitute Walid Mesloub was given a straight red card for pushing Kamano to the ground as bottom-club Lorient suffered their ninth defeat of the campaign.
Mariusz Stepinski’s last minute equaliser earned Nantes a 1-1 draw against Toulouse while Famara Diedhiou’s first-half goal gave Angers a 1-0 win over Lille.
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Culled from ESPNFC