Claudio Ranieri’s men go five points clear at the top of Ligue 2 after home win over Lens.
38′ [1 – 0] N. Dirar
47′ [2 – 0] A. Raggi
67′ [2 – 1] Y. Touzghar
Nabil Dirar and Andrea Raggi struck either side of half-time for the Ligue 2 leaders but the goal kicked started Lens into action and the visitors hit back on 67 mins through Yoann Touzghar and should have gone on to grab a deserved equaliser.
Mega-rich Monaco, managed by former Chelsea and Juventus boss Claudio Ranieri, look increasingly likely to return to France’s top-flight but Lens continue to languish in a disappointing mid-table position and stay tenth after the defeat.