Ligue 1’s last two teams left in Europe, AS Monaco and Olympique Lyonnais, will do battle against Besiktas JK and Borussia Dortmund in their respective continental quarterfinals.
Monaco, who were surprise quarterfinalists in the Champions League after eliminating Pep Guardiola’s Man City on the away goals rule, have drawn Dortmund- a side ASM will fancy their chances of beating, in comparison to say, Bayern, Barca or Real Madrid.
Lyon’s prize for eliminating AS Roma in the Europa League Round of 16 is a tie against Besiktas.
France had PSG as a representative in the Champions League, but they bowed out following a stunning loss at the Nou Camp after having won the first leg 4-0.
Monaco are held in Ligue 1 ahead of their crunch European trip to Man City, with SC Bastia drawing 1-1 with the league leaders. Sadio Diallo put Bastia ahead on 19 minutes, but Bernardo Silva’s second half header gave ASM a point.
AS Monaco stretched their unbeaten run over Montpellier to 30 games following a 2-1 win at Stade de la Mosson in front of 12,433 supporters. Kamil Glik and Kylian Mbappe’s first half goals put the league leaders 2-0 ahead at the break and although Hilton pulled one back for MHSC, ASM emerged winners. Continue reading
AS Monaco stayed top as two goals each from Boschilia (24, 28) and Germain (37,59) saw them comfortably beating struggling Lorient 4-0 at Stade Louis II on 22 January, 2017. The Monaco v Lorient game was attended by 5,549 at Stade Louis II Continue reading
AS Monaco went top in France on goal difference after beating Olympique Marseille 4-1 at Stade Velodrome. The win for ASM, secured thanks to goals from Lemar, Falcao and Bernardo Silva (2) sees the Principality outfit move ahead of OGN Nice on goal difference after the latter were held to a draw by struggling Metz Continue reading
Radamel Falcao nets twice as Monaco beat Bastia 5-0 to go top in France following Paris Saint-Germain’s surprise 3-0 loss at Montpellier. Kylian Mbappe Lottin (10), Thomas Lemar (38) and Guido Carrillo (79) the other scorers at Stade Louis II for the home side. Continue reading