Balde and Falcao score for Monaco - Saudi Gazette

Balde and Falcao score for Monaco

Monaco's players celebrate their victory in the French L1 football match against Caen at the Louis II Stadium in Monaco Saturday. — AFP

PARIS — French champion Monaco got back to winning ways with a 2-0 home win against Caen Saturday.

Monaco lost three and drew one of its previous four games in all competitions. But coach Leonardo Jardim's side was largely in control against a Caen side that started brightly and faded after Keita Balde's opening goal and first for Monaco.

Radamel Falcao scored his league-leading 13th from the penalty spot in the 59th, confidently sending goalkeeper Remy Vercoutre the wrong way.

The win moved second-place Monaco within three points of Paris Saint-Germain, having played one game more. Unbeaten PSG is away at bitter rival Marseille Sunday, having won 5-1 at Stade Velodrome last season.

Dortmund mini-slump continues

Bundesliga leader Borussia Dortmund's mini-slump continued as it wasted a two-goal lead and drew at Eintracht Frankfurt 2-2 Saturday.

The slip allowed Bayern Munich a chance to go level on points with a win at Hamburger SV in the late game.

It was Dortmund's fourth game without a win from five matches across all competitions.

Dortmund has conceded in six games across all competitions — after starting the league clean in its first five games.

Bayer Leverkusen stunned Borussia Moenchengladbach with five second-half goals to recover from a halftime deficit in its 5-1 win.

Also, Leipzig defeated Stuttgart 1-0 at home, and Hannover won at Augsburg 2-1. — Agencies