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Chambly 4-5 Monaco (AET): Ligue 1 title chasers scrape through to last 16 of Coupe de France after huge scare against third division side

Monaco are top of Ligue 1, but were pushed to extra time by Chambly before winning 5-4 / Photo via Daily Mail

Monaco came close to a shock Coupe de France exit at the hands of third division Chambly but scraped through with a 5-4 away win after extra time in the last 32 on Wednesday.

Goals from Thomas Lemar and two from Kilian Mbappe put Monaco 3-0 ahead.

But the hosts fought back after the break as a Gregory Gendrey goal and a double by Anthony Soubervie, who netted the equaliser in stoppage time, levelled the tie.

Monaco defender Andrea Raggi was shown a straight red card for a dangerous tackle in the 89th minute, four minutes before Soubervie’s second goal.

Monaco kept their wits and went 5-3 up in extra time thanks to goals from Kevin N’Doram and Kamik Glik.

Romain Padovani pulled one back for Chambly but despite being down to 10 men, Monaco held firm.

It means the principality club remain in the fight for trophies on three fronts this season.

As well as the Coupe de France, Monaco are top of Ligue 1 on goal difference ahead of Nice and are three points ahead of reigning champions PSG, and are in the Champions League knock-outs where they face Manchester City.

Originally published by Reuters at Mail Online

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