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Key Events

90' + 2'
A. Golovin
Yellow Card
90'
K. Nababkin
G. Shchennikov
89'
A. Raggi
Jemerson
85'
K. Mbappé
V. Germain
74'
G. Carrillo
R. Falcao
71'
G. Milanov
Z. Tošić
63'
L. Traoré
C. Strandberg
41'
V. Germain
Assist
41'
R. Falcao
Goal
29'
B. Mendy
Assist
29'
R. Falcao
Goal
24'
Jemerson
Yellow Card
12'
V. Germain
Goal
3
1
3
1

Stats

Possession
% %
9
2
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 7 3
Total Passes 657 423

Commentary

That's all from Stade Louis II! Thank you for following the LIVE action of the UEFA Champions League - hope you've enjoyed it. Until next time, goodbye!
A first-half brace from Radamel Falcao after Valere Germain had opened the scoring was more than enough to give Monaco all three points against a hapless CSKA Moscow.
FULL-TIME: MONACO 3-0 CSKA MOSCOW
90' + 4' Mr Jug blows the final whistle and Monaco claim a comfortable victory!
A. Golovin
Yellow Card
CSKA Moskva
90' + 2' Golovin is the next player to have his name taken.
90' + 1' STOPPAGE TIME! We are now into the first of three additional minutes at the end of this game.
K. Nababkin
G. Shchennikov
CSKA Moskva
90' CSKA's third and final change sees Shchennikov replaced by Kirill Nababkin.
A. Raggi
Jemerson
Monaco
89' Monaco's final change sees Jemerson make way Andrea Raggi, who was dropped today in favour of Mendy.
88' OFF THE POST! Carrillo goes close to putting the icing on the cake this time. His low effort ricochets back off the post with Akinfeev beaten.
86' GOOD SAVE! Monaco are almost in for number four as an unmarked Bakayoko waits to receive a cutback to the edge of the six-yard box. However, Akinfeev holds on this occasion.
K. Mbappé
V. Germain
Monaco
85' Germain is given a breather after a very hard-working performance. Kylian Mbappe takes his place.
83' Their lead at the top may only be two points but, with Leverkusen beating Tottenham, the gap from third place will become four points. That would mean Monaco could qualify for the knockout stages with a victory over Spurs next time out.
81' The result appears to be beyond any doubt now with the pace of the match slowing right down over the past few minutes. Monaco will be in a very strong position after these three points.
79' As things stand, Monaco's lead at the top of Group E will remain at two points. That is because Bayer Leverkusen have gone in front against Tottenham thanks to a goal from Kevin Kampl.
76' He will have been slightly disappointed not to have had more time to complete his hat-trick, but Falcao can take plenty of positives from his performance. The Colombian looked very much like the striker that became one of the best in the world during his days with FC Porto and Atletico Madrid.
G. Carrillo
R. Falcao
Monaco
74' Substitution Radamel Falcao García Zárate Guido Marcelo Carrillo
G. Milanov
Z. Tošić
CSKA Moskva
71' CSKA make their second change with Tošić making way to be replaced by Georgi Milanov.
70' Monaco are looking very confident in possession as we enter the final 20 minutes and rightly so. They are knocking the ball around with real panache and the fans are impressed with their team's performance so far.
67' The free-kick leads to a corner for the visitors, but their momentum is halted when Wernbloom is penalised for offside in the penalty area.
65' What can CSKA make of this? They are awarded a free-kick on the right-hand side 40 yards from goal. Tosic is stood over the set-piece and it is a good opportunity for the visitors...
L. Traoré
C. Strandberg
CSKA Moskva
63' Slutsky turns to Monaco loanee Lacina Traoré for inspiration with 27 minutes to go. He is surprisingly booed by some sections of the crowd as he comes on in place of Strandberg.
62' KEEP TRYING, SON! Falcao really is desperate to complete his hat-trick. His disappointment is evident as he pokes a shot wide of the target when faced by a defender. However, you sense that more chances will fall his way before this match is done...
61' GOOD STRIKE! Having dealt with the corner, Monaco look to hit their opponents on the counter attack with Germain leading the charge. The ball falls for Falcao to strike from outside the area, but Akinfeev does well to hold his fierce effort.
60' CSKA not giving up as Fernandes and Tosic link up well down the right flank with the former's cross deflected behind for a corner. However, Monaco are able to deal with the danger.
58' Lemar has not been overly involved so far today. He looks to change that with a jinking run inside from the right wing, before his shot from 30 yards is way over the bar and never troubling Akinfeev.
56' NOT FAR AWAY! The Colombian has another header on goal, but from a cross on the right this time. He is unable to guide it on target, though.
55' CLOSE! Falcao senses that his hat-trick may not be too far away. He meets Mendy's ball into the box but sees his header bounce off the unwitting Germain, who is ruled offside for interfering with play.
53' The hosts do turn up the pressure and a fizzed cross from the right flank takes a huge deflection off Berezutski that sends the ball looping into the air. However, Akinfeev is in control of the situation and gathers.
50' Understandably, there has not been too much urgency in Monaco's play at the start of this second half. They are enjoying neat spells of possession, but are in no rush at all.
48' This is a big 45 minutes for CSKA! You have to go back to their run to the 2009 quarter-finals for the last time they progressed beyond the group stages of this competition. It already looks like they have a mountain to climb this year.
46' KICK-OFF! The referee blows his whistle and CSKA get the ball rolling once more.
The players are back out on the field and the second half is imminent...
Monaco are in firm control of this Group E clash. Radamel Falcao's double after Valere Germain had given the hosts the lead has more than likely already wrapped up the three points.
HALF-TIME: MONACO 3-0 CSKA MOSCOW
45' + 1' The referee blows his whistle and brings the first half to an end.
45' There will be a single minute of stoppage time at the end of this first half...
43' Falcao has endured a difficult past couple of years following the serious knee ligament injury sustained prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Disappointing loan spells with Manchester United and Chelsea will have severely dented his confidence, but this is more like the striker that became one of the most feared across the world.
V. Germain
Assist
Monaco
41' Germain laid the ball back into the feet of Falcao, allowing his strike partner to make it 3-0.
R. Falcao
Goal
Monaco
41' FALCAO GETS HIS SECOND!!! The Colombian doubles his tally and Monaco have a 3-0 lead! He combines brilliantly with Germain in the box - playing a neat one-two, before turning away from Wernbloom and calmly finishing past a helpless Akinfeev.
40' We are into the final five minutes of the first half and, as things stand, Monaco are set to move three points clear at the top of Group E. Tottenham Hotspur and Bayer Leverkusen are still locked at 0-0 at the moment.
38' Monaco came into this match on a run of 11 matches without losing at home in all competitions. At the moment, they are certainly the favourites to extend that run to 12 games.
35' The hosts are certainly stamping their authority on the contest now. Silva is asking questions again with a cross with the outside of his foot that falls for Germain, whose volley is well blocked by the visitors.
33' GREAT RUN! CSKA almost get caught on the counter once more. Bernardo Silva leads the charge with a strong run from inside his own half, but just delays too long and his eventual shot is deflected behind for a corner.
31' That will have certainly knocked the stuffing out of CSKA, who had played so well since falling behind. However, they failed to capitalise and have been punished by Falcao.
B. Mendy
Assist
Monaco
29' Mendy created the goal with a marvellous cross from the left flank.
R. Falcao
Goal
Monaco
29' FALCAO DOUBLES THE LEAD!!! Smash and grab from Monaco! Having been on the back foot for the past few minutes, they hit their opponents on the counter attack to devastating effect. Mendy is the provider as he whips an inviting ball into the box that is begging to be attacked by an unmarked Falcao, who ghosts in at the far post to steer home. 2-0 Monaco!
28' CSKA are putting some wonderful spells of play together, but need to show more creativitiy in the final third. That is all that is lacking for them at the moment - the equaliser.
25' CHANCE! More good play from the away side sees Golovin neatly thread a through ball for Strandberg in the box. However, the Swede is brilliantly denied by the reflexes of Subasic.
Jemerson
Yellow Card
Monaco
24' Jemerson is the first player to have his name taken by Mr Jug today.
23' CSKA look to make their recent dominance in possession count as they are awarded a corner. However, the delivery is too close to Subasic, who easily gathers.
21' Slutsky's men are slowly growing into the contest, though. They are playing some nice football whenever they have possession, but just need to make more of it when possible.
19' It was always going to be difficult for the visitors, who have lost eight of their last nine away group matches in this competition. They certainly have their work cut out to stop that unwanted run now.
16' GOOD TRY! CSKA look to respond immediately on the break. Tosic leads the charge and lets fly from distance, but Subasic gets down well to gather the ball.
14' STAT ATTACK! Not only does that goal give Monaco an early lead, but also means that Akinfeev has now gone 41 UEFA Champions League games without keeping a clean sheet.
V. Germain
Goal
Monaco
12' GERMAIN GIVES MONACO THE LEAD!!! The hosts turn up the pressure and are awarded a free-kick that is only half-cleared by the defence. The ball is pumped back into the box where an unmarked Germain is able to control and skip over Akinfeev, before sliding home the opening goal.
11' VITAL PUNCH! Akinfeev almost gets caught out by Mendy's cross that looks like it could dip underneath the crossbar. The keeper is sharp, though, and able to beat the ball away.
9' Ionov tries to spring the offside trap as he looks to latch onto a lofted ball over the top of the defence. However, the Dynamo Moscow loanee just timed his run too early and is rightly ruled offside.
7' It has been a fairly open start to this game. Both sides have had the opportunity to go forward and have looked dangerous so far. Neutrals will be hopeful that it is a sign of things to come...
5' GOOD DEFENDING! At the other end of the field, the ball is floated nicely into the box. However, Jemerson reads it well and is able to head behind for a corner.
3' ALMOST! The hosts start well with a neat move down the right flank leads to a cross finding Germain in the box. The ball almost breaks kindly for him, but an alert Akinfeev smothers.
1' KICK-OFF! Slovenian referee Matej Jug is our referee today. He blows his whistle and Monaco get the match underway.
HERE THEY COME! The teams are out and kick-off is just moments away...
CSKA SUBS: Chepchugov, Milanov, L. Traore, Nababkin, V. Berezutski, Chalov.
CSKA (4-2-3-1): Akinfeev (c); Fernandes, Ignashevich, A. Berezutski, Shchennikov; Wernbloom, Natcho; Tosic, Golovin, Ionov; Strandberg.
Leonid Slutsky also makes two alterations from a fortnight ago. Aleksei Berezutski replaces twin brother Vasili in the heart of defence, while Monaco loanee Lacina Traore drops to the bench in favour of the in-form Carlos Strandberg up front. There is plenty of experience in this starting 11 with veteran keeper Igor Akinfeev captaining the side and the evergreen Sergei Ignashevich partnering Berezutski, whose twin forms part of a six-man bench.
MONACO SUBS: De Sanctis, Carrillo, A. Traore, Raggi, Boschilia, Mbappe, N'Doram.
MONACO (4-4-2): Subasic; Sidibe, Glik, Jemerson, Mendy; Lemar, Fabinho, Bakayako, Silva; Falcao (c), Germain.
The teams played out a 1-1 draw in Russia two weeks ago and Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim has made two changes to the 11 that started the reverse fixture, whilst adopting a 4-4-2 formation. Radamel Falcao finally makes his home debut in this competition at the expense of the injured Joao Moutinho, while Andrea Raggi drops to the bench with his manager prefering Benjamin Mendy at left-back.
It is top against bottom in Group E with Monaco looking for their second win of the first phase following their victory over Tottenham Hotspur on the opening matchday, while CSKA are hoping to get their first success on the board this campaign.
Hello everyone and welcome to LIVE text commentary of the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League! We're at Stade Louis II today for the Group E clash between AS Monaco and CSKA Moscow.
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