Monaco misses chance to go second in French league after losing at home. Brest hosts Marseille

Sun, Feb 18, 2024
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Monaco misses chance to go second in French league after losing at home. Brest hosts Marseille

PARIS (AP) - Monaco missed the chance to move up to second place in the French league after losing 2-1 at home to struggling Toulouse on Sunday.

Victory would have moved it two points clear of Nice in second place, but instead Monaco stayed in fourth place. It means Brest can climb into second spot by beating inconsistent Marseille later Sunday.

Monaco fell behind to Toulouse captain Vincent Sierro's 30-meter free kick from the right shortly before halftime at Stade Louis II.

Maghnes Akliouche equalized moments after the break after a fluffed clearance by the Toulouse defense, only for central defender Logan Costa to put the visitors ahead again in the 70th following a corner.

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Sixth-place Lens needed an equalizer from striker Wesley Said to earn a 1-1 draw at Reims.

Forward Martin Terrier continued his good form with two goals as seventh-place Rennes beat last-place Clermont 3-1 at home.

Striker Mohamed Bamba also grabbed two as struggling Lorient picked up a valuable 3-1 win at Strasbourg.

Silky playmaker Teji Savanier was among Montpellier's scorers in a 3-0 home win against next-to-last Metz.

On Saturday, Kylian Mbappe came off the bench to score as PSG won 2-0 at Nantes.

The star striker informed PSG earlier this week that he is leaving at the end of the season.


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