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Ranieri delighted with Monaco development

23 September 2013 06:11

Monaco coach Claudio Ranieri was delighted after his team secured a valuable 1-1 draw at Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday.

Radamel Falcao cancelled out Zlatan Ibrahimovic's fifth-minute opener at Parc des Princes to keep Ranieri's side top of Ligue 1 early in the campaign.


Earning a point away from home against the champions left Ranieri thrilled and the Italian praised his players.


"Today was a good game and a good result for Monaco. I think that Paris played well and put on a good show for the fans, as Monaco did," Ranieri said.


"We tried to win this game until the very last moment. I am very happy with the result away from home.


"I think we had two results in mind – to win or to draw, so I am very happy with my players' performance against such a great side."


Monaco, who signed several big names in the off-season, are two points clear of PSG at the top of the league after six matches


Ranieri said travelling to PSG was a great opportunity for his players to develop their games against top-class opposition.


"It is important to make a good game and to build what would be our ideal style of play," he said.


"I know that Paris has a squad full of players with great abilities. They also possess a lot of players with years of experience at the top, a lot more than my players.


"There are many players in my squad without any experience of playing in Ligue 1 and they had to play against PSG.


"They played against great players tonight so I think that was great for my younger players who can use this game to develop."

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Info

Competition
Ligue 1
Date
22 September 2013
Game week
6
Kick-off
21:00
Half-time
1 - 1
Full-time
1 - 1
Venue
Parc des Princes (Paris)
Attendance
45416

Goals

Z. Ibrahimovic 5'
(assist by Maxwell) 
1 - 0
1 - 1
20' R. Falcao
 (assist by João Moutinho)

Lineups

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
6
29
7
1
25
26
27
# Player Bookings
10
24
25
16
20
29
32

Sunday 2 August

Saturday 1 August

23:50
23:50
23:05
22:56
22:53
22:35
22:13
21:37
21:01
20:48
20:21
20:21
19:59
19:47
19:45
19:00
19:00
18:35
18:34
18:20
18:20
18:13
18:11
17:34
17:09
17:03
16:49
16:25
15:56
15:55
14:36
14:27
13:27
12:57
12:44
11:40
11:00
06:45
05:59
05:56
05:54
04:57
04:52
03:18
02:27
00:59
00:47

Friday 31 July

23:52
23:23
22:46
19:39
19:27
19:03
19:02
18:33
18:21
17:34
17:20
17:01
16:31
15:56
15:35
15:27
13:06
12:59
12:47
12:38
12:16
11:46
11:00
09:28
07:40
07:18
07:02
05:23
05:14
05:00
04:33
04:27
03:50
03:46
02:13
01:18
01:10
00:53

Ligue 1 table

# Team MP D P
1 0 +0 0
2 0 +0 0
3 0 +0 0
4 0 +0 0
5 0 +0 0
6 0 +0 0
7 0 +0 0
8 0 +0 0
9 0 +0 0
10 0 +0 0
11 0 +0 0
12 0 +0 0
13 0 +0 0
14 0 +0 0
15 0 +0 0
16 0 +0 0
17 0 +0 0
18 0 +0 0
19 0 +0 0
20 0 +0 0

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