Substitution. Anthony Limbombe (Nantes) has come on for Lucas Lima.
Aleksandr Golovin (Monaco) drills a powerful shot from long range towards the middle of the goal, but Ciprian Tatarusanu makes a comfortable save.
Rene Krhin (Nantes) is booked.
Antonio Mance (Nantes) robs an opponent of the ball and explodes in anger when Olivier Thual blows for a foul.
Here is a change. Kalifa Coulibaly is going off and Vahid Halilhodzic gives the last tactical orders to Antonio Mance (Nantes).
A pass from Waris Majeed (Nantes) is intercepted by Danijel Subasic and the move breaks down.
Leonardo Jardim decides to make a substitution. Rony Lopes will be replaced by Jean-Eudes Aholou (Monaco).
A substitution has been made. Valentin Eysseric goes off and Rene Krhin (Nantes) comes on.
The corner is sent into the box by Cesc Fabregas, but Djibril Sidibe (Monaco) flashes the ball a whisker past the right post.
Cesc Fabregas (Monaco) will try to find the head of one of his teammates from a corner kick.
Rony Lopes (Monaco) gets to the rebound and shoots, but the effort is blocked. Monaco will take a corner kick.
The foul by Kalifa Coulibaly (Nantes) was seen by Olivier Thual who didn't hesitate to blow the whistle.
Danijel Subasic leaps to collect the ball from the corner which was sent over by Valentin Eysseric (Nantes).
Lucas Lima (Nantes) is first to the rebound but his shot is blocked. Wow, what an escape there for the opposition. Nantes have a corner.
Diego Carlos (Nantes) seems to be alright and is okay to carry on.
Diego Carlos (Nantes) is clearly asking for some medical attention with his painful gestures. The extent of his injury is yet to be discovered.
Aleksandr Golovin (Monaco) has tested the patience of referee Olivier Thual and goes into the book for a previous late challenge.
The game is interrupted, a clear handball by Gelson Martins (Monaco).
Monaco take a quick free kick and immediately restart play.
Charles Traore (Nantes) makes a strong challenge and Olivier Thual blows for a foul. Monaco get a free kick.
The second half gets underway.
The end of the first half.
A nice pass finds Charles Traore (Nantes) in space. He sets himself up and hammers in a fantastic shot from distance that looks bound for the top of the net, but Danijel Subasic pulls off a breathtaking save to deny him.
We will have 1 min. of added time.
Rony Lopes (Monaco) is booked for saying more than Olivier Thual was willing to tolerate.
A pass from Gelson Martins (Monaco) is intercepted by Ciprian Tatarusanu and the move breaks down.
What a save from Ciprian Tatarusanu! Falcao (Monaco) jumps high to meet a cross and glances a promising header from close range, but the goalkeeper pulls off a brilliant stop to keep it out.
We can have a look at the statistics now, shots on target are 4:0.
A long pass, executed by Charles Traore (Nantes), missed the precision to reach his teammates.
Waris Majeed (Nantes) nearly creates a chance, but his attempt to pick out a teammate with a through ball does not come off.
Lucas Lima (Nantes) overhits the corner kick and none of his teammates can their head on it.
An attempted cross from Kalifa Coulibaly (Nantes) is cleared. The ball goes out of play and Nantes have been awarded a corner kick.
Diego Carlos (Nantes) has picked up a minor injury, but it looks like he will be able to continue.
Diego Carlos (Nantes) is asking for medical treatment after picking up an injury.
Lucas Lima (Nantes) sends a poor cross in from the free kick that is cleared by the head of a defender.
Benoit Badiashile (Monaco) is booked after bringing down an opponent. Olivier Thual had an easy-decision to make.
Benoit Badiashile (Monaco) connects with the ball in the six-yard box after the resulting free kick and shoots towards goal, but Ciprian Tatarusanu makes a magnificent save!
Diego Carlos (Nantes) should know this behaviour is beyond the rules. He was too careless with his challenge and left Olivier Thual no option but to blow his whistle. Monaco are given an advantage. They have a free kick.
Cesc Fabregas (Monaco) sends the corner into the box, but Ciprian Tatarusanu intercepts it and averts the threat.
Rony Lopes (Monaco) tries to slide the ball through to a teammate but it's well blocked by a defender. The referee points to the corner flag. It's a corner to Monaco.
Rony Lopes (Monaco) sends a rebound goalwards, low to the middle of the target, but the goalkeeper is there to stop it.
Falcao (Monaco) goes on a solo run, but he fails to create a chance as an opposition player blocks him.
Rony Lopes (Monaco) slides a pass forward, but one of the defenders cuts it out.
Rony Lopes plays a terrific cross over to Gelson Martins (Monaco), who finds some space inside the box and puts the ball into the back of the net.
Nantes continue the game with a quickly taken free kick.
Cesc Fabregas (Monaco) tackles a bit over-zealously and Olivier Thual blows for a foul. It's a free kick to Nantes, but it's in no position for a direct shot on goal.
Cesc Fabregas (Monaco) sends a nice lofted cross into the box from the free kick, but his effort is plucked out of the air by Ciprian Tatarusanu.
Enock Kwateng (Nantes) makes an unfair challenge by holding his opponent to prevent him from getting the ball. It's a free kick to Monaco, but they probably won't attempt a direct shot on goal from here.
Olivier Thual blows his whistle and it's Falcao (Monaco) who is penalised for an offensive foul. Good decision by the referee.
Djibril Sidibe (Monaco) is flagged for offside.
Nantes seem to be finding their feet as they enjoy some possession. Great movement by the offensive players allows the defenders to set up the attack.
The match has just started.
Let us introduce today's referee to you, and it's Olivier Thual.
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The players are out at last! Monaco will take the kick-off.