Fuelled by in-form play by Stevan Jovetic and Rony Lopes, AS Monaco extended their unbeaten run to 14 matches and consolidated their second place in Ligue 1 following a 3-1 victory against Strasbourg here.
Jovetic, stepping up in the Colombian's absence, added another to his scoresheet just five minutes into the match as he headed home Djibril Sidibe's cross for his fifth goal in last four Ligue 1 outings.
Strasbourg tied the score in the 19th minute through unmarked striker Stephane Bahoken, before defending champions responded quickly in just a two-minute span, as Lopes netted his seventh goal in his last eight top-flight outings.
Marseille, seven points behind Monaco, will travel to Toulouse on Sunday.
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