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October 27, 2013 5:00 PM WAT
Stade Louis II. — Monaco
Referee:‬ L. Duhamel‎
Attendance:‬ 11352‎
 
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Radamel Falcao
Radamel Falcao
AS Monaco
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Monaco 2-1 Lyon: Falcao sends Ranieri's men top

Goals by Mounir Obbadi and the Colombia star secured the hosts a 2-0 lead before half-time, which les Gones were not able to recover fully from

By Chris Kvesa

Monaco players celebrate a goal
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Monaco went at least temporarily back to the top of Ligue 1 after beating Olympique Lyonnais 2-1 at the Stade Louis II on Sunday.

A stunning half volley by Mounir Obbadi put the hosts ahead in the first half and Colombia striker Radamel Falcao doubled the lead shortly before the break. Bafetimbi Gomis later on was able to bag a consolation for the visitors.

Obbadi made great use of a failed attempt by Anthony Lopes to clear the ball to safety after a corner kick in the 28th minute. The Morocco international was lurking outside the penalty area and picked up the rebound by unleashing a powerful half volley towards the visitors' net to put the home side ahead.

The 30-year-old was delighted with his strike. "I just caught it well and it went in," he told reporters after the match.

Nine minutes later, Falcao wrapped up a brilliant counterattack for Monaco by dinking clinically over a defender and the opposing goalkeeper.

The guests, however, were able to get on the scoresheet, even if a point evaded them, with Gomis finding the net with a header in the 62nd minute.

Monaco coach Claudio Ranieri was happy with his team's performance and took the time to praise his Colombian star as well as his side's ability to hold on to a narrow lead after the match.

"Falcao works hard for the team, he closes down, he holds the ball up," the Italian stated. "Everyone should try and play for him more.

"We did well to hold on to our lead. The important thing is to keep the ball and slow the game down."

Even though Monaco have leapfrogged Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1, PSG will have the chance to reclaim the top position by beating Saint Etienne on Sunday evening. Meanwhile, Lyon drop down to 14th.


AS Monaco

1
Danijel Subasic
Goalkeeper
 - 
3
 - 
2
 - 
22
Éric Abidal
Defender
 - 
-
Andrea Raggi
Defender
 - 
-
Joao Moutinho
Midfielder
36′
 - 
10
James Rodríguez
Midfielder
92′
 - 
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Yannick Carrasco
Midfielder
12′ 90′
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Mounir Obbadi
Midfielder
28′ 94′
 - 
8
Jérémy Toulalan
Midfielder
 - 
9
 - 

Olympique Lyonnais

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16
Anthony Lopes
Goalkeeper
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H. Bedimo
Defender
62′
 - 
5
 - 
14
 - 
6
Gueida Fofana
Midfielder
 - 
7
 - 
12
Jordan Ferri
Midfielder
81′
 - 
17
 - 
21
 - 
18
 - 
19

Substitutes

22
Sergio Romero
Goalkeeper
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Fabinho
Defender
92′
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-
 - 
7
 - 
-
 - 
18
 - 
19
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
40
 - 
59
 - 
20
Gaël Danic
Midfielder
 - 
52
Alassane Plea
Midfielder
81′
 - 
28
Arnold Mvuemba
Midfielder
 - 
-
 - 
25

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Injury
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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Striker
PSG
25 6
Edinson Cavani Edinson Cavani
Striker
PSG
15 2
Alexandre Lacazette Alexandre Lacazette
Striker
Lyon
15 0
Vincent Aboubakar Vincent Aboubakar
Striker
Lorient
14 2
André Pierre Gignac André Pierre Gignac
Striker
Marseille
14 1