Football

Balde off the mark for Monaco

Keita Balde netted his first goal since his big-money summer move to Monaco as the French champions eased to a 2-0 victory at home to Caen in Ligue 1 on Saturday.

Balde got the opener midway through the first half and the prolific Radamel Falcao added a penalty just before the hour mark, as Monaco recorded a first win in five outings in all competitions.

Monaco, who lost 2-1 at home to Besiktas in the Champions League in midweek, are second in Ligue 1, three points behind leaders Paris St Germain who meet Marseille this morning. - AFP

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