Falcao Scores Brace to Lift Monaco Out of Relegation Zone

Falcao Scores Brace to Lift Monaco Out of Relegation Zone


Radamel Falcao scored a pair of penalties as Thierry Henry ’s Monaco won 2 -0 at fellow strugglers Amiens to climb out of the bottom three in Ligue 1 on Tuesday.

The Colombian had missed twice from the spot this season but calmly converted on 43 minutes at the Stade de la Licorne after Emil Krafth upended Benoit Badiashile .

Amiens defender Bakaye Dibassy was sent off for catching the Monaco captain with a raised boot in the 90 th minute , and Falcao wrapped up a second victory in three games with another penalty deep into stoppage time .

The result provisionally bumped Henry ’s side up to 17 th place above Dijon and Amiens on goal difference , confirming their recent upturn under the former France star in recent weeks .

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Nice extended their unbeaten run under Patrick Vieira to six games with a 0 -0 draw at home to Angers , who saw goalkeeper Ludovic Butelle dismissed in the closing stages .

Second -place Montpellier host Lille , in fourth , later on Tuesday as both sides attempt to cut into Paris Saint -Germain’s 14 -point lead at the top of the table .

PSG will be without Neymar as they look to continue their undefeated record in Ligue 1 this season on Wednesday ’s trip to Strasbourg .

The world ’ s most expensive player came off early in the second half in Sunday’s 2- 2 draw at Bordeaux after hurting the same groin he injured playing for Brazil against Cameroon last month.

( AFP )

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