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MONACO took pro­vi­sional top spot of Ligue 1 yes­ter­day de­spite Europe’s best at­tack­ing side con­ced­ing a late goal in a 1-1 stale­mate in Di­jon. A Frederic Sam­mar­i­tano equaliser snatched a point for the hosts three min­utes from time af­ter Monaco had led early fol­low­ing Guido Carrillo’s 17th minute goal. Monaco – the most pro­lific side in Europe’s big five leagues with an av­er­age of over three goals scored per game – are level on 33 points with Nice, but ahead on goal dif­fer­ence. Nice can re­gain the lead when they travel to Guingamp later with reign­ing cham­pi­ons Paris Saint Ger­main third, a point be­hind, and host­ing Angers at Parc des Princes. In yes­ter­day’s other Ligue 1 games, Rennes coach Chris­tian Gour­cuff saw as his side slip 2-1 at for­mer club Lori­ent as Lille moved clear of the rel­e­ga­tion zone with a 4-2 win against Caen. Monaco ex­tended their run to nine games with­out de­feat in all com­pe­ti­tions. Ar­gen­tine striker Carrillo who found the way through early at the Stade Gas­ton Gerard pick­ing up a Djib­ril Sidibe shot which had been badly cleared by goal­keeper Bap­tiste Reynet for his sixth Ligue 1 goal.

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