Posted: Sunday September 1, 2013 5:43 PM

Monaco ends Marseille's perfect league start

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PARIS (AP) - Marseille saw its perfect start to the French season ended as it lost 2-1 at big-spending Monaco on Sunday, with Radamel Falcao and Emmanuel Riviere scoring again for the newly-promoted side.

Lucas Mendes gave Marseille the lead on the stroke of halftime, firing in Mathieu Valbuena's corner at the far post to send the Stade Velodrome into raptures.

However, Monaco leveled two minutes after the break when Falcao drove home Layvin Kurzawa's cross for his third goal in four games.

Riviere has also been prolific and he took his tally to five, scoring what was to prove the winner 11 minutes from time.

Monaco moved top of the table with 10 points, one above Marseille and Saint Etienne, which earlier eased to a 2-1 home victory over Bordeaux.

 
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