Lille edge Monaco with Cabella double in storming home win

Lille players celebrate after scoring a goal against Monaco in Ligue 1.
Lille players celebrate after scoring a goal against Monaco in Ligue 1.
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Midfielder Remy Cabella struck twice to help Lille to a hard-fought 4-3 win at home against AS Monaco in an electrifying Ligue 1 clash on Sunday.

Lille defender Alexsandro opened the scoring for the hosts in the 22nd minute after Adam Ounas sent in a free kick for the Brazilian to finish off with a close-range header.

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Monaco levelled 12 minutes later after an error by Lille goalkeeper Lucas Chevalier, who fumbled a free kick by defender Caio Henrique and was unable to keep it out of the net.

Lille were quick to seek revenge when striker Jonathan David hit the post but Cabella was in the right place to follow up with a fine first-time shot from close range.

Monaco came back from behind once more just before the break when striker Wissam Ben Yedder set up Axel Disasi with a neat close-range pass for the defender to score with a low shot into the middle of the goal.

Ben Yedder put the visitors ahead in the 53rd minute when he lobbed Chevalier but Monaco's joy was short-lived as Cabella found the back of the net again in the 62nd after a Lille counter-attack.

Lille winger Jonathan Bamba sealed their win in the 71st minute, putting a powerful shot into the roof of the net.

Lille moved up one place to sixth on 22 points from 12 games, sending rivals Monaco -- with one less point -- down to seventh.