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Falcao-less Monaco bid to put pressure on PSG

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Paris (AFP) – French champions Monaco will make the tricky trip to Lyon on Friday without red-hot striker Radamel Falcao, as they look to keep up the pressure on Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain.

Leonardo Jardim’s side dropped two points with a 1-1 home draw against Montpellier before the international break to slip three points adrift of PSG at the top of the table.

Falcao-less Monaco bid to put pressure on PSG

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Paris (AFP) – French champions Monaco will make the tricky trip to Lyon on Friday without red-hot striker Radamel Falcao, as they look to keep up the pressure on Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain.

Leonardo Jardim’s side dropped two points with a 1-1 home draw against Montpellier before the international break to slip three points adrift of PSG at the top of the table.

Monaco suffer Lemar, Subasic injury blows

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Monaco (AFP) – French champions Monaco will be without winger Thomas Lemar and goalkeeper Danijel Subasic for their next two Ligue 1 matches, coach Leonardo Jardim confirmed on Thursday.

Subasic suffered an ankle injury in training for Wednesday’s Champions League 1-1 draw at RB Leipzig with close-season signing Diego Benaglio taking his place, while Lemar hobbled off at half-time of last weekend’s 4-0 league thrashing by Nice.

Monaco fans take aim at Mbappe

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Monaco (AFP) – Monaco’s unsettled striker Kylian Mbappe came under fire on Tuesday from hardcore supporters of the French champions.

Ultras Monaco 1994 took to Twitter to claim that the reported P aris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid target had “proved nothing special in his few dozen matches as a professional”.

Monaco fans take aim at Mbappe

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Monaco (AFP) – Monaco’s unsettled striker Kylian Mbappe came under fire on Tuesday from hardcore supporters of the French champions.

Ultras Monaco 1994 took to Twitter to claim that the reported P aris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid target had “proved nothing special in his few dozen matches as a professional”.

Monaco coach says Mbappe was dropped to ‘protect’ him

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Monaco (AFP) – Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim has claimed that star striker Kylian Mbappe was left on the bench last weekend “to protect him” rather than as a punishment.

The 18-year-old sensation reportedly wants away from the French champions, with Paris Saint-Germain his favoured destination but Real Madrid also reportedly ready to pay 180 million euros ($211 million) for his services.

Monaco coach Jardim evasive on Mbappe talk

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Monaco (AFP) – Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim insists he is not worried by the ongoing speculation surrounding the future of star striker Kylian Mbappe amid reports that he is close to joining Paris Saint-Germain.

“I am not going to talk about conjecture. I am staying focused on my work and helping my team to evolve,” Jardim told reporters on Friday.

Monaco coach Jardim evasive on Mbappe talk

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Monaco (AFP) – Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim insists he is not worried by the ongoing speculation surrounding the future of star striker Kylian Mbappe amid reports that he is close to joining Paris Saint-Germain.

“I am not going to talk about conjecture. I am staying focused on my work and helping my team to evolve,” Jardim told reporters on Friday.

Jardim backs Mbappe to fire ahead of title defence

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Paris (AFP) – Monaco head coach Leonardo Jardim is confident that Kylian Mbappe will be focused for the start of his side’s Ligue 1 title defence at Toulouse on Friday, despite being linked with a big-money move to Real Madrid.

The principality side stunned Paris Saint-Germain last season to claim their first French championship in 17 years, although PSG have flexed their muscles in the transfer window and look set to sign Neymar for a world-record 222 million euros ($260m) from Barcelona.

Cavani wins French players’ player of the year

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain’s Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani was voted French players’ player of the year on Monday with Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe winning the under-21’s title.

Cavani has flourished in the absence of departed Zlatan Ibrahimovic and has notched up 35 league goals so far since moving into the centre forward slot from the wing where he was exiled while the giant Swede was around.

Monaco cling to hope of miracle in Turin

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Even Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim rates it as only a one in 20 shot.

And most people in football would say that is taking an optimistic view of his young side’s chances as they seek to overturn a 2-0 deficit against Juventus in their Champions League semi-final, second leg here on Tuesday evening.

Monaco cling to hope of miracle in Turin

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Even Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim rates it as only a one in 20 shot.

And most people in football would say that is taking an optimistic view of his young side’s chances as they seek to overturn a 2-0 deficit against Juventus in their Champions League semi-final, second leg here on Tuesday evening.

Monaco take step closer to French title

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Paris (AFP) – Player of the year nominee Bernardo Silva was on target as Monaco eased to a 3-0 win at Nancy on Saturday to leave them on the brink of a first French title since 2000.

Monaco had seen nearest challengers Paris Saint-Germain trounce bottom club Bastia 5-0 earlier in the day, but they responded in style with a comfortable victory at the Stade Marcel-Picot.

Monaco take step closer to French title

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Paris (AFP) – Player of the year nominee Bernardo Silva was on target as Monaco eased to a 3-0 win at Nancy on Saturday to leave them on the brink of a first French title since 2000.

Monaco had seen nearest challengers Paris Saint-Germain trounce bottom club Bastia 5-0 earlier in the day, but they responded in style with a comfortable victory at the Stade Marcel-Picot.

Monaco revert to title chase after Euro blow

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Paris (AFP) – Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim has called on his players to put their Champions League disappointment out of their minds and take a big step towards securing the French title when they go to Nancy on Saturday.

The principality side look set to bow out of the Champions League in the semi-finals after losing 2-0 at home to a superior Juventus at the Stade Louis II in Wednesday’s first leg.

Monaco revert to title chase after Euro blow

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Paris (AFP) – Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim has called on his players to put their Champions League disappointment out of their minds and take a big step towards securing the French title when they go to Nancy on Saturday.

The principality side look set to bow out of the Champions League in the semi-finals after losing 2-0 at home to a superior Juventus at the Stade Louis II in Wednesday’s first leg.

Monaco hopeful on Falcao future

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Monaco (AFP) – Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim has expressed hope that captain Radamel Falcao will stay at the club for next season and beyond after relaunching his career in spectacular style in the principality.

“Of course everyone wants the best players to stay in Monaco and Falcao is a great player,” Jardim told reporters at the Stade Louis II ahead of Monaco’s Champions League semi-final first leg against Juventus on Wednesday.

PSG, Monaco renew battle in French Cup semi-final

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Paris (AFP) – Leonardo Jardim’s Monaco hold the edge over Paris Saint-Germain in the French title race, but the reigning champions haven’t given up hope of landing a third successive sweep of the domestic trophies.

PSG thrashed Monaco 4-1 at the start of April to retain the French League Cup, and with the principality club prioritising Europe and Ligue 1, Unai Emery’s side will again fancy their chances in Wednesday’s French Cup semi-final.

PSG, Monaco renew battle in French Cup semi-final

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Paris (AFP) – Leonardo Jardim’s Monaco hold the edge over Paris Saint-Germain in the French title race, but the reigning champions haven’t given up hope of landing a third successive sweep of the domestic trophies.

PSG thrashed Monaco 4-1 at the start of April to retain the French League Cup, and with the principality club prioritising Europe and Ligue 1, Unai Emery’s side will again fancy their chances in Wednesday’s French Cup semi-final.

Monaco braced for battle as Ligue 1 title race hots up

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Paris (AFP) – Following a bruising League Cup final defeat to Paris Saint-Germain, Monaco resume their battle against the capital club for the Ligue 1 title with a trip to face the physical might of Angers on Saturday.

The principality club’s 4-1 loss to PSG in Lyon ended their prospects of a domestic treble but they maintain a three-point lead over the reigning champions in the league with seven games left.

Injured Falcao sidelined for Manchester City showdown

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Monaco (AFP) – Monaco striker Radamel Falcao failed to recover from a hip injury in time to face Manchester City in the second leg of Wednesday’s Champions League last-16 tie.

The Colombian scored twice in Monaco’s 5-3 first-leg defeat but was hurt at the weekend and left out of the squad by Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim for the return clash at the Stade Louis II.

Injured Falcao sidelined for Manchester City showdown

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Monaco (AFP) – Monaco striker Radamel Falcao failed to recover from a hip injury in time to face Manchester City in the second leg of Wednesday’s Champions League last-16 tie.

The Colombian scored twice in Monaco’s 5-3 first-leg defeat but was hurt at the weekend and left out of the squad by Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim for the return clash at the Stade Louis II.

Jardim demands Monaco fix errors for Man City return

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Monaco (AFP) – Leonardo Jardim has implored his Monaco players to iron out the mistakes that cost them dearly in the first leg as they attempt to overturn a 5-3 defeat in Wednesday’s Champions League last 16.

The Portuguese coach is drawing inspiration from Didier Deschamps’ Monaco side that made an unlikely run to the 2004 Champions League final, but Monaco face a tall order at the Stade Louis II against Pep Guardiola’s men.

Jardim demands Monaco fix errors for Man City return

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Monaco (AFP) – Leonardo Jardim has implored his Monaco players to iron out the mistakes that cost them dearly in the first leg as they attempt to overturn a 5-3 defeat in Wednesday’s Champions League last 16.

The Portuguese coach is drawing inspiration from Didier Deschamps’ Monaco side that made an unlikely run to the 2004 Champions League final, but Monaco face a tall order at the Stade Louis II against Pep Guardiola’s men.

Jardim demands Monaco fix errors for City return

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Monaco (AFP) – Leonardo Jardim implored his Monaco players iron out the mistakes that cost them dearly in the first leg as they attempt to overturn a 5-3 defeat in Wednesday’s Champions League last 16.

The Portuguese coach is drawing inspiration from Didier Deschamps’ Monaco side that made an unlikely run to the 2004 Champions League final, but Monaco face a tall order at the Stade Louis II against Pep Guardiola’s men.

Jardim channels spirit of Monaco’s 2004 vintage

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Monaco (AFP) – Leonardo Jardim is drawing inspiration from Didier Deschamps’ Monaco side that made an unlikely run to the 2004 Champions League final as his team attempt to reverse a 5-3 deficit against Manchester City in the last 16.

Barcelona’s heroics against Paris Saint-Germain last week saw them become the first team to recover from four goals down in the competition and showed all is not lost for Monaco ahead of the return at the Stade Louis II on Wednesday.

Falcao penalty miss leaves Monaco with plenty of regrets

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – A penalty miss by Radamel Falcao left Monaco with plenty of Champions League regrets after they let a 2-1 lead at Manchester City turn into a devastating 5-3 defeat, according to coach Leonardo Jardim.

Some of the Ligue 1 leaders said they had gifted the game to City and despite his two goals, Falcao’s stuttering runup before his penalty miss was singled out as the turning point.

Falcao penalty miss leaves Monaco with plenty of regrets

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – A penalty miss by Radamel Falcao left Monaco with plenty of Champions League regrets after they let a 2-1 lead at Manchester City turn into a devastating 5-3 defeat, according to coach Leonardo Jardim.

Some of the Ligue 1 leaders said they had gifted the game to City and despite his two goals, Falcao’s stuttering runup before his penalty miss was singled out as the turning point.

Monaco teen Mbappe starts against Manchester City

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim sprang something of a surprise by handing a first Champions League start to 18-year-old Kylian Mbappe in Tuesday’s last 16 first-leg match at Manchester City.

Mbappe, whose 11 goals this season include two hat-tricks, replaced Valere Germain in one of four changes to the team that drew 1-1 with Bastia in Ligue 1 on Friday.

Monaco held ahead of Man City trip

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Paris (AFP) – French Ligue 1 leaders Monaco had to come from behind to draw 1-1 away to Bastia on Friday in an unconvincing performance ahead of their impending Champions League showdown with Manchester City.

Sadio Diallo had given the struggling Corsicans the lead in the first half before Bernardo Silva headed Monaco level early in the second period.

Monaco held ahead of Man City trip

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Paris (AFP) – French Ligue 1 leaders Monaco had to come from behind to draw 1-1 away to Bastia on Friday in an unconvincing performance ahead of their impending Champions League showdown with Manchester City.

Sadio Diallo had given the struggling Corsicans the lead in the first half before Bernardo Silva headed Monaco level early in the second period.

Monaco must handle spotlight, says coach Leonardo Jardim

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Paris (AFP) – Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim said his free-scoring side must cope with building pressure after opening up a three-point lead over their title rivals in the hunt for a first Ligue 1 crown since 2000.

Radamel Falcao scored twice as Monaco outclassed Nice 3-0 on Saturday to pull clear of their Cote d’Azur rivals at the top, with reigning champions Paris Saint-Germain also three points behind.

Monaco survive huge scare in French Cup

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Paris (AFP) French league leaders Monaco recovered from a dramatic second-half meltdown as they threw away a three-goal lead before beating third-tier Chambly 5-4 after extra time in the French Cup last 32 on Wednesday.

Monaco cruised into a 3-0 lead early in the second half after goals from Guido Carrillo, Thomas Lemar and Kylian Mbappe, but the visitors were rocked as Chambly pulled two goals back before equalising in stoppage time.

Monaco survive huge scare in French Cup

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Paris (AFP) French league leaders Monaco recovered from a dramatic second-half meltdown as they threw away a three-goal lead before beating third-tier Chambly 5-4 after extra time in the French Cup last 32 on Wednesday.

Monaco cruised into a 3-0 lead early in the second half after goals from Guido Carrillo, Thomas Lemar and Kylian Mbappe, but the visitors were rocked as Chambly pulled two goals back before equalising in stoppage time.

Brazilian Jorge joins Monaco

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Monaco (AFP) Brazilian international defender Jorge has signed a four-year deal with Ligue 1 leaders Monaco, the French club confirmed on Monday.

The 20-year-old arrives from Brazilian outfit Flamengo on a deal which runs until June 2021.

Jorge runner-up in the FIFA U20 World Cup in 2015 alongside new Monaco teammate Gabriel Boschilia earned his first cap with the Brazilian senior team in last week's 1-0 win over Colombia.

Brazilian Jorge joins Monaco

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Monaco (AFP) Brazilian international defender Jorge has signed a four-year deal with Ligue 1 leaders Monaco, the French club confirmed on Monday.

The 20-year-old arrives from Brazilian outfit Flamengo on a deal which runs until June 2021.

Jorge runner-up in the FIFA U20 World Cup in 2015 alongside new Monaco teammate Gabriel Boschilia earned his first cap with the Brazilian senior team in last week's 1-0 win over Colombia.

Monaco thrash Lorient to go clear at top of Ligue 1

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Paris (AFP) Gabriel Boschilia and Valere Germain both struck twice as a rampant Monaco routed bottom side Lorient 4-0 on Sunday to climb two points clear of Nice at the top of Ligue 1.

Brazilian striker Boschilia netted a brace inside the opening half hour as Monaco punished slack Lorient defending in driving rain at the Stade Louis II before Germain curled in a third on 37 minutes.

Monaco thrash Lorient to go clear at top of Ligue 1

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Paris (AFP) Gabriel Boschilia and Valere Germain both struck twice as a rampant Monaco routed bottom side Lorient 4-0 on Sunday to climb two points clear of Nice at the top of Ligue 1.

Brazilian striker Boschilia netted a brace inside the opening half hour as Monaco punished slack Lorient defending in driving rain at the Stade Louis II before Germain curled in a third on 37 minutes.

Falcao to spend night in hospital after head clash

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Nice (France) (AFP) Colombia international forward Radamel Falcao will spend the night in hospital after suffering a knock to the head in a Ligue 1 match on Wednesday.

The Monaco striker was caught in a sandwich between goalkeeper Yoann Cardinale and defender Paul Baysse just before half-time in the 4-0 defeat at Nice.

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