Falcao scores hat-trick for rampant Monaco

By Daily Sports on December 11, 2016

Views: 1,652

Europe’s top scorers, Monaco have now scored 53 goals in just 17 league games, only four fewer than they managed in the whole of last season.

As a result they are now top of the table, above Cote d’Azur rivals Nice on goal difference, with defending champions Paris Saint-Germain four points back in third position.

PSG are at home to Nice in a huge game on Sunday evening at the Parc des Princes.

Monaco have often struggled in Bordeaux down the years but they stunned their hosts by opening the scoring inside 80 seconds as Bernardo Silva set up France full-back Sidibe to find the net with a low finish across goalkeeper Jerome Prior.

It was 2-0 soon after when Prior tried to palm out a low cross from Valere Germain but the ball ricocheted off Falcao and into the net.

Any hopes Bordeaux harboured of a comeback in the second half were nipped in the bud as Monaco made it 3-0 on the breakaway in the 50th minute.

Thomas Lemar’s long ball found Germain and he squared for Falcao, who took a touch before stabbing home.

The Colombian was handed the chance to complete his hat-trick from the penalty spot just after the hour mark when Nicolas Pallois petulantly threw Silva to the ground inside the box.

Falcao stepped up to score the resulting penalty, taking his tally for the season to 10 goals in 11 league games and 14 goals in all competitions in what is a remarkable renaissance.

Bordeaux’s misery was completed when Algerian prospect Ounas was sent off for kicking out at Sidibe after fouling the Monaco man.

Earlier, Bafetimbi Gomis scored his eighth goal of the season late in the game as Marseille won 2-1 away at Dijon to register a first away victory of the campaign. Maxime Lopez, 19, scored his first professional goal to put OM in front early on but ex-Newcastle United midfielder Mehdi Abeid had equalised for Dijon towards the end.

That match had been postponed on Friday evening due to thick fog in Burgundy and fog forced the postponement of the encounter between Nantes and Caen scheduled for later on Saturday. (AFP)

•Photo shows Monaco’s hot shot Falcao

Source Daily Sports

Posted December 11, 2016

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

You may also like...
Canelo, Golovkin eager for September megafight

Real Madrid confirm Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer to Juventus...

Charlo, Centeno Jr. bout postponed due to injury...

LGAN western zone Golf Open tees off •Reece...

Winter Olympics: Adeagbo finishes last in skeleton events...

BREAKING: Arsenal are 2017 FA Cup champions!

 

Latest News Train crushes Team Nigeria boxer in Lagos I nearly quit playing for Nigeria after death threats — Odion Ighalo Mayweather says ready to fight Nurmagomedov Bet9ja football tournament: BJ, Rockets lock horns in final Okumagba thumbs up Eagles, Technical Crew, NFF on win over Libya •Says there’s still room for improvement WINNER: Pascal Durugbor scores hat trick for Vaxjo to lift Hyundai Cup in Sweden Khan withdraws offer to buy Wembley Rasheedat Ajibade, Desire Oparanozie invited for Africa Women Cup of Nations Even Lionel Messi would struggle at Manchester United — Paul Scholes Real Madrid protest against Girona-Barca game being played in US Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez signs ‘most lucrative’ deal with sports service DAZN Warriors celebrate NBA title with reversible rings featuring diamonds

 

Most Read Rangers International going, going . . . (44,419 views) Amaju Pinnick: A cat with nine lives (36,510 views) Missing $150,000 IAAF Grant: Solomon Dalung’s Hide and Seek game (35,281 views) Sports Development: Zenith Bank on the zenith (34,392 views) Current issues in Nigerian sports: Matters arising (33,684 views) Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje’s solid footprints, commitment to sports development in Kano State (33,282 views) Commonwealth Games 2018: Shame of Muhammadu Buhari, Solomon Dalung (32,649 views) Second Term: Amaju Pinnick, Other NFF Heavyweights Home to Roost •How Pinnick Broke the Jinx (32,475 views) Olopade, BET9A wave of revolution in NNL (32,359 views) NFF Presidency: Pinnick, Maigari, Ogunjobi, Okoye in Battle for Supremacy (31,552 views) Ibrahimovic’s Man U exit: Whose decision is it? And in whose interest? (29,632 views) World Cup Friendlies: Eagles Beware! (28,823 views)

 

 


 

News Athletics (265) Basketball (125) Boxing (515) Columnists (342) Euro Soccer Update (3326) Fans Assembly (3) From the Grassroots (44) Golf (67) Interviews (14) Live Commentary (2) News (4352) NPL Glo Premier League (957) People and Places (22) Readers Parliament (5) Tennis (461)

 

 

Classic games

 

Phone numbers

Tel: +234(0)8066020976
+234(0)8055068145
+234(0)7013416146
+234(0)8094272884

Email addresses

info@dailysportsng.com
support@dailysportsng.com
publisher@dailysportsng.com

Office address

No 3, Adetoun Close, Off College Road, Ogba, Ikeja Lagos.
Website: www.dailysportsng.com

Social Media