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Monaco crush Lille 4-1 to retain top spot in Ligue 1

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AS Monaco crushed Lille OSC 4-1 at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy to cement top spot in the Ligue 1 standings, opening up a three points lead over defending champions Paris Saint-Germain, who are currently on the fourth place.

Just 17 minutes into the game, Monaco were already two goals to the good with Djibril Sidibe's opener and Adama Traore's close-range finish getting them firing on Saturday.

Fabinho then added a third after the interval with a thunderous finish and new signing Kamil Glik scored the fourth in the 71st minute. Julian Palmieri volleyed in a late goal for Lille, a consolation for the hosts.

With the victory, Monaco, who beat PSG 3-1 in the last round of the French top flight league two weeks ago, moved to 10 points from four Ligue 1 games, extending their lead over PSG, who were held 1-1 by Saint-Etienne thanks to a stoppage time leveller on Friday.

Bordeaux follow the Principality side in the second place after handing Lyon their second straight defeat at home, 3-1 on Saturday, while Guingamp were held 1-1 by visiting Montpellier to be third.