Football: Monaco go clear in Ligue 1 as 'classico' looms
PARIS (AFP) - Monaco went three points clear at the top of Ligue 1 on Saturday after a late Lucas Ocampos winner gave them a priceless 2-1 victory over Saint-Etienne at the Louis II stadium.
Substitute Ocampos was the star for Claudio Ranieri's Cote d'Azur outfit, when he latched onto a low cross from the right and pounced inside a crowded penalty box to shoot past Stephane Rufier with just three minutes remaining.
The win keeps Monaco unbeaten with six victories from nine matches and lifts them three points clear of Paris Saint-Germain who travel to arch- rivals Marseille on Sunday.
"We're very happy, we played well, created chances against a very strong Saint-Etienne team," said Monaco captain Eric Abidal.