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Soccer-Monaco move to Ligue 1 summit with 3-0 home win over Lens


MONACO, France (Reuters) – Monaco moved to the top of Ligue 1 as they registered an emphatic 3-0 home win over Racing Lens on Saturday.

Monaco now have 10 points from four games, two points ahead of second-placed Olympique de Marseille, who drew 1-1 at Nantes on Friday, and three above Stade Brest in third after a 0-0 draw at home to Stade Rennais earlier on Saturday.

Wilfried Singo headed home the opening goal in the 24th minute, followed by a second 12 minutes later from Alexandre Golovin who skilfully finished off a counter attack.

Monaco’s Chilean defender Guillermo Maripan took advantage of a slip from Lens centre back Kevin Danso to score the third in the 59th.

Lens, runners-up last season with the best Ligue 1 defence after conceding only 29 goals, are still looking for their first victory of the new campaign. They have conceded 10 goals in four games and stand second-bottom with one point from four matches.

(Writing by Mark Gleeson in Cape Town; Editing by xx)

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