Falcao who had a torrid time in the England is slowly but surely coming back to the real poacher and lethal goal scorer that he once was.

Thomas Lemar’s delivery from out wide was wicked, and after the ball had ricocheted off Julien Cetout and the crossbar, Falcao’s poacher’s instinct served him well as he was in the right place to head home from close range (25′).

Just five minutes later, he had his second of the night – and fourth of the league season – from the penalty spot after Fabinho had been fouled in the area by Dialo Guidileye (30′).

Valère Germain failed to convert a Djibril Sidibé cross (37′) and Falcao had another effort ruled out for offside (43′) as Monaco ended a one-sided first half on top.

Late flurry

A timely Jemerson challenge prevented Christophe Mandanne firing goalwards from a good position (60′) before Kylian Mbappé Lottin tapped into the net after Guy Roland Ndy Assembé had parried a Benjamin Mendy cross into his path (65′).

Monaco goalkeeper Danijel Subasic had to wait until five minutes from time before making his first and only serious save of the night, turning Benoît Pedretti’s half-volley round the post, before Nancy collapsed in the closing stages.

Substitute Guido Carrillo, who had replaced Falcao 19 minutes from time, tucked in Monaco’s fourth (87′), Fabinho (90′) added number five from the spot following a foul on Corentin Jean and there was still time for Carrillo to score again (90+2′) to give the home team a well-deserved victory.

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