August 18, 2019, 15:23

Ligue 1 round-up: Thomas Lemar scores as Monaco beat Bordeaux

Ligue 1 round-up: Thomas Lemar scores as Monaco beat Bordeaux

Keita Balde and Thomas Lemar fired second-half goals as Monaco won 2-0 at Bordeaux to stay in touch with Ligue 1 leaders Paris St Germain.

Senegal international Balde broke the deadlock in the 57th minute and Lemar scored his first goal for Monaco this season as Leonardo Jardim’s side closed the gap on PSG to four points.

PSG had opened up a seven-point lead after Friday night’s 3-0 home win against Nice, but Monaco stayed in touch with their fourth league win on the road this season.

Nantes stay third despite losing 1-0 at Dijon for their first league defeat since August.

Julio Tavares’ header midway through the first half was enough to clinch Dijon back-to-back wins for the first time this season.

Montpellier suffered their first league defeat in six games after losing 1-0 at home to Rennes, for whom Spanish forward Brandon struck the only goal just before the hour-mark.

Caen halted a run of two straight league defeats thanks to Ronny Rodelin’s first-half header in a 1-0 home win against Troyes, while 10-man Amiens drew 1-1 at Guingamp.

Moustapha Diallo’s header late in the first half cancelled out Amiens defender Oualid El Hajjam’s opener, but the visitors held on despite the 58th-minute dismissal of Prince for his second yellow card.

Strasbourg extended their unbeaten league run to four matches after a 2-2 home draw against Angers.

Goals after the interval from Angers pair Karl Toko Ekambi and Gilles Sunu cancelled out Kenny Lala’s first-half penalty for Strasbourg, but the home side hit back to level through Martin Terrier.

Source: skysports.com

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