Football: Last season's semi-finalists Monaco in danger of making an early Champions League exit

 Besiktas' forward Cenk Tosun (left) reacts after scoring his second goal during the UEFA Champions League group stage football match between Monaco and Besiktas on Oct 17, 2017.
Besiktas' forward Cenk Tosun (left) reacts after scoring his second goal during the UEFA Champions League group stage football match between Monaco and Besiktas on Oct 17, 2017. PHOTO: AFP

MONACO (REUTERS) - Monaco slumped to a 2-1 home Champions League defeat against Besiktas on Tuesday (Oct 17) that left last year's semi-finalists bottom of Group G and facing a battle to reach the knockout rounds.

Cenk Tosun scored twice for the visitors, netting either side of the interval, after Radamel Falcao had opened the scoring for the Ligue 1 club.

The result put Turkish side Besiktas on a perfect nine points from three games and left the French champions propping up the table with a solitary point.

RB Leipzig are second on four points after a 3-2 win over Porto, who are a point further back in third.

Monaco, who have now failed to keep a clean sheet in their previous 11 Champions League games, went ahead on 30 minutes when Colombia striker Falcao cleverly slid the ball past Besiktas 'keeper Fabri from inside the area.

Besiktas, however, reacted swiftly and levelled four minutes later when Tosun headed home from Ricardo Quaresma's cross.

Nine minutes into the second half, Ryan Babel perfectly set up Tosun in the box and the Turkey striker clinically beat Monaco 'keeper Danijel Subasic.

Besiktas then held on to claim their first win on French soil in five matches.