Monaco set Ligue 1 record for consecutive wins

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Rademel Falcao scored late against Metz to help his club surpass Bordeaux's previous record set in 2009

Monaco set a new Ligue 1 record for consecutive victories after Radamel Falcao secured their 15th straight with a 1-0 win over Metz on Friday.

Falcao's 78th-minute winner ensured an otherwise frustrating night ended on a record-breaking note as Monaco surpassed the 14 consecutive triumphs accumulated by Bordeaux in 2009.

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Playing without Kylian Mbappe, Falcao's effort sealed a third straight win to start Monaco's title defence.

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The Colombian has now scored seven goals in the past five Ligue 1 matches, including four to open the new campaign.

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