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Radamel Falcao scores in Monaco win over Rennes

Radamel Falcao and Monaco are sitting atop the Ligue 1 table.
Radamel Falcao, right, celebrates opening the scoring for Monaco against Rennes.

Radamel Falcao was on target as Ligue 1 leaders Monaco secured a 3-0 home win over Rennes.

Falcao, back with Monaco after miserable loan spells with Manchester United and Chelsea, pounced with a firm downward header from Adama Traore's cross in the 42nd minute.

Midfielder Thomas Lemar hit two late goals, the first set up by Guido Carrillo and the second a fine strike from 25 metres out.

Monaco, who have won seven straight games domestically and in Europe, are three points ahead of defending champions Paris Saint-Germain, who won 6-0 at Caen on Friday.

Ten-man Metz climbed above Nice into third place following their goalless draw at Dijon.

Metz midfielder Cheick Doukoure was sent off in the 58th minute for his second yellow card before Dijon striker Frederic Sammaritano's 80th-minute penalty was saved by Metz goalkeeper Thomas Diddillon after Ismaila Sarr's foul on Arnold Bouka Moutou.

Bordeaux lost ground on the top three as they were beaten 1-0 at home by Angers, who notched their first away win of the season.

Karl Toko Ekambi struck the only goal of the game in the 38th minute, while Bordeaux striker Diego Rolan was shown a straight red card in the 85th minute for his foul on Pierrick Capelle.

Loic Puyo's 72nd-minute free kick rescued a point for Nancy in a 1-1 home draw against Nantes, who had taken a 66th-minute lead through Mariusz Stepinski.

Lorient secured their first win of the season with a 1-0 home victory against Lille courtesy of Benjamin Moukandjo's 76th-minute penalty after Stoppila Sunzu had handled.

Lorient remain bottom of the table on goal difference, while Lille slipped to a second straight defeat.

Ten-man Guingamp slipped to their first league defeat of the season as they went down 2-1 at Toulouse.

Guingamp were reduced to 10 men in the 39th minute when Swedish goalkeeper Karl-Johan Johnsson was shown a straight red card for deliberately handling the ball outside his area.

Striker Thibault Giresse.was sacrificed for substitute goalkeeper Theo Guivarch before Guingamp took the lead through Jimmy Briand's 54th-minute penalty for Alban Lafont's foul on Yannis Salibur.

But Toulouse levelled through Martin Braithwaite's spot kick (63) after Salibur had fouled Steeve Yago, and Jimmy Durmaz fired the home side's winner two minutes later.

Information from The Associated Press and Press Association Sport was used in this report.

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