Football news - Monaco beat Marseille to consolidate fourth place in Ligue 1
Monaco were one-nil down against fellow south coast club Marseille on Saturday evening, but they hit back to claim an emphatic 3-1 victory at home. The win allowed them to secure their place in fourth place in Ligue 1.
Monaco's Chilean defender Guillermo Maripan (C) scores a goal during the French L1 football match Monaco and Marseille at "Louis II" stadium in Monaco, on January 23, 2021
On Sunday, second-placed Lille will move level on 45 points with leaders Paris St Germain if they win at Stade Rennais.
Monaco, who had not beaten OM in their five previous encounters, were caught cold when Radonjic put the visitors ahead on 12 minutes by beating Benjamin Lecomte from close range at the end of a 40-metre run.
Marseille, however, struggled to further threaten and Monaco equalised three minutes into the second half when Maripan headed home from Alexandr Golovin’s corner.
Tchouameni put the hosts in front with another header from another Golovin corner in the 75th minute before substitute Jovetic wrapped it up with a superb free kick that went into the top corner one minute into stoppage time.
Marseille have now won only two of their last 11 games in all competitions while Monaco have picked up 16 from 18 possible points in their last six matches.
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