News ID: 56867
Published: 0520 GMT December 06, 2014

Berbatov double fires Monaco to win in Toulouse

Berbatov double fires Monaco to win in Toulouse

AS Monaco striker Dimitar Berbatov’s double strike with a half-volley and a penalty gave the team a 2-0 win at Toulouse as it kept alive its slim Ligue 1 hopes.

Berbatov scored in each half to lift the principality side to seventh with 26 points from 17 games, nine points adrift of leader Olympique de Marseille which plays Sunday.

Toulouse is 11th on 20 points, Reuters reported.

Monaco will welcome the confidence boost four days before it host Zenit St. Petersburg in its Champions League group finale, needing to avoid defeat to clinch a last 16 spot.

Berbatov put Monaco ahead in the 45th minute with a perfect half volley from Anthony Martial’s cross.

The former Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United striker doubled the tally in the 77th from the penalty spot after Fabinho was brought down.

Paris St. Germain, a point off the pace, can take provisional top spot on Saturday with a home win over Nantes before Marseille host another mid-table side Metz Sunday.

 

   
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