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Lyon cruise as returning Monaco leave it late

Published: Saturday 10 August 2013, 23.34CET
A debut goal from Falcao helped AS Monaco FC defeat FC Girondins de Bordeaux on their Ligue 1 return, on a day when Olympique Lyonnais eased to victory against OGC Nice.
Lyon cruise as returning Monaco leave it late
Monaco scored twice late on to beat Bordaux, Falcao firing the second ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Saturday 10 August 2013, 23.34CET

Lyon cruise as returning Monaco leave it late

A debut goal from Falcao helped AS Monaco FC defeat FC Girondins de Bordeaux on their Ligue 1 return, on a day when Olympique Lyonnais eased to victory against OGC Nice.

Falcao scored on his debut as Ligue 1 returnees AS Monaco FC left it late to win 2-0 at FC Girondins de Bordeaux, while Olympique Lyonnais eased to a 4-0 victory against OGC Nice.

Claudio Ranieri's Monaco made the headlines with their summer transfer activity and it was one of their new recruits who rubber-stamped the outcome. Substitute Emmanuel Rivière beat goalkeeper Cédric Carrasso from an acute angle on 82 minutes before Falcao salted the wound of an unfortunate Bordeaux with a near-post effort late on.

Lyon, however, looked in fine fettle at home to Nice. Pacy forward Alexandre Lacazette produced two clinical strikes either side of Clement Grenier's excellent header. Yoann Gourcuff stole the show in added time, arcing a lovely shot into the top-right corner from long distance. 

LOSC Lille also started with a win, 1-0 against FC Lorient. An unmarked Divock Origi registered the only goal early on, the 18-year-old producing a composed finish after Marvin Martin's long pass had deflected into his path.

The highlight elsewhere was Valenciennes FC's 3-0 defeat of Toulouse FC. The visitors lost Uros Spajić to a 35th-minute red card and were punished either side of the break by Maor Melikson's penalty and a José Saez strike. Grégory Pujol rounded off the scoring in added time.

Last updated: 05/09/13 3.32CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 10/09/2013 13:12 CET

10/08/2013

BordeauxBordeaux0-2MonacoMonaco

Rivière 82, Falcao 87

Venue: Bordeaux

10/08/2013

ÉvianÉvian1-1SochauxSochaux

Ehret 4

Contout 54

Venue: Annecy

10/08/2013

LOSCLOSC1-0LorientLorient

Origi 13

Venue: Lille

10/08/2013

LyonLyon4-0NiceNice

Lacazette 13, 68, Grenier 54, Gourcuff 90+2

Venue: Lyon

10/08/2013

NantesNantes2-0BastiaBastia

F. Djordjević 23, Palmieri 90+1 (o.g.)

Venue: Nantes

10/08/2013

RennesRennes2-1ReimsReims

Pajot 9, Mevlüt Erdinç 84

Krychowiak 45

Venue: Rennes

10/08/2013

ValenciennesValenciennes3-0ToulouseToulouse

Melikson 37 (P), Saez 52, Pujol 90+3

Venue: Valenciennes

09/08/2013

MontpellierMontpellier1-1PSGPSG

Cabella 10

Maxwell 60

Venue: Montpellier

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