Monaco thump Lyon
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Monaco went into the game with a seven-point advantage over second-placed Lyon and they went further clear following their authoritative win at Stade Louis II.
The game was evenly poised for over half an hour but Monaco took the lead on 33 minutes when Ludovic Giuly pounced on a poor piece of defending from Anthony Reveillere before beating Gregory Coupet.
Fernando Morientes has proved a real hit in France and he made the points safe when heading home Jerome Rothen's corner three minutes into the second half.
Lyon went in search of a response, but Flavio Roma was able to withstand all that was fired at him and Giuly's late penalty has left their quest for a third consecutive league crown in tatters.