Monaco 3 Toulouse 1: PSG thrashing forgotten as Mbappe and Lemar seal spirited win

Monaco 3 Toulouse 1: PSG thrashing forgotten as Mbappe and Lemar seal spirited win

Monaco laid the gauntlet down to Paris Saint-
Germain by coming from behind to beat Toulouse
3-1 at Stade Louis II ahead of the Ligue 1
champions' trip to Nice.
Jemerson's defensive lapse put the opener on a
plate for Ola Toivonen in the first minute of the
second half, but Kamil Glik quickly restored parity
before Kylian Mbappe and Thomas Lemar sealed
victory, helping the hosts respond to their 5-0
Coupe de France thrashing to PSG in midweek.
Monaco restored their three-point lead over PSG
with both teams having played 34 matches, piling
the pressure on Unai Emery's champions ahead of
their trip on Sunday to Allianz Riviera, where Nice
are unbeaten domestically in 14 months.
Radamel Falcao endured a frustrating outing in
front of goal, seeing a seventh-minute effort
scrambled off the line by Toulouse goalkeeper
Alban Lafont.
Neither side could find a breakthrough before the
break, but Toulouse were in front less than a
minute into the second half as Jemerson made a
hash of trying to clear a cross from the left and
Toivonen pounced to score.
Monaco were behind for all of three minutes as Glik
turned in Joao Moutinho's free-kick and only a
stunning stop from Lafont prevented Falcao from
putting Monaco ahead.
Lafont undid his own good work two minutes later,
however, clearing straight to Bernardo Silva who
put the ball into the path of Mbappe and the teen
sensation beat the goalkeeper at his near post with
an arrowing effort.
Toulouse retained a threat on the counter but the
game was put to bed when Moutinho brilliantly
chested Silva's ball to Nabil Dirar and he picked
out Lemar at the back post for a simple tap-in.

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