The official website for European football

Monaco move into the frame

Published: Sunday 1 May 2005, 22.37CET
Sébastien Squillaci's goal against LOSC Lille Métropole put AS Monaco FC on the way to a precious victory.

UEFA.com features

EURO history makers: 1996 - Germany's Matthias Sammer
  • EURO history makers: 1996 - Germany's Matthias Sammer
  • Snap shot: Gazza brilliance lights up EURO '96
  • EURO '96 team of the tournament
  • EURO time tunnel: 1996 in focus
  • EURO cult heroes: 1992 – Kim Vilfort
  • EURO history makers: 1992 - Peter Schmeichel
  • Bayern's Douglas Costa on futsal
  • UEFA Futsal Cup team profile: Pescara
  • UEFA Futsal Cup team profile: Inter FS
  • Classic UEFA Champions League semi-finals
1 of 10
Published: Sunday 1 May 2005, 22.37CET

Monaco move into the frame

Sébastien Squillaci's goal against LOSC Lille Métropole put AS Monaco FC on the way to a precious victory.

By Chris Burke

AS Monaco FC gave their hopes of qualifying automatically for next season's UEFA Champions League a significant boost by defeating high-flying LOSC Lille Métropole 2-0 at home in Ligue 1's Sunday game.

Few chances
A tense first half with very few chances reflected how much was at stake in this rearranged fixture, with second-placed Lille aiming to extend or at least conserve their four-point advantage over third-placed Monaco. An early injury to defender Grégory Tafforeau complicated the visitors' task, but they were rarely troubled and restricted Monaco to a speculative shot from Souleymane Camara which went wide.

Squillaci header
A long-range effort from Lucas Bernardi soon after the interval signalled the home side's ambition, and they made the breakthrough when Sébastien Squillaci jumped highest to head in Ernesto Chevantón's free-kick on 65 minutes. Lille's Efstathios Tavlaridis was sent off in added time before Emmanuel Adebayor headed Monaco's second goal and sealed a precious win.

Last updated: 02/05/05 8.45CET

Results

Standings

Related information

Member associations
Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/memberassociations/news/newsid=299358.html#monaco+move+into+frame