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March 31, 2019
Forward Enzo Crivelli scored the winner as Caen upset Monaco 1-0 in the French league to move out of the relegation zone. Caen started the day bottom of the standings but Crivelli made the most of a cross from captain Faycal Fajr to beat Danijel Subasic with a header in the 23rd minute for his sixth goal this season. Second-placed Lille later travels to Nantes, and Paris Saint-Germain, 20 points clear at the top, can move closer to a sixth league title in seven years with a win in Toulouse.

PARIS (AP) — Forward Enzo Crivelli scored the winner as Caen upset Monaco 1-0 in the French league to move out of the relegation zone on Sunday.

Caen had started the day bottom of the standings but Crivelli made the most of a superb cross from captain Faycal Fajr to beat goalkeeper Danijel Subasic with a header in the 23rd minute for his sixth goal this season.

The result lifted Caen to 18th place, seven points behind Monaco.

The hosts enjoyed most of the possession in the first half but were only able to pepper Caen’s area with inoffensive crosses as Radamel Falcao was too often left on his own in the box.

Monaco improved after the interval and Caen goalkeeper Brice Samba pulled off three decisive saves to deny efforts from Kamil Glik, Carlos Vinicius and Stevan Jovetic.

Luck was also on Samba’s side when Gelson Martins hit the post with a right-footed shot and Jean-Eudes Aholou saw his volley crash onto the Caen crossbar.

OTHER RESULTS

Pierre Lees-Melou scored from outside the box with a curled strike to give Nice a 1-0 win at Dijon while Amiens and Bordeaux drew 0-0.

Second-placed Lille later travels to Nantes, and Paris Saint-Germain, 20 points clear at the top of the league, can take another step toward a sixth league title in seven years with a win in Toulouse.

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