Monaco 2 Lyon 3: FIVE sent off in five-goal Ligue 1 thriller as players clash in huge brawl after visitors’ late winner

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EX-MANCHESTER UNITED star Memphis Depay scored one as Lyon won a 3-2 thriller at Monaco in a game that FIVE were sent off.

Tempers boiled over after the final whistle as players and coaching staff from each side pushed and goaded each other in the centre circle.

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Chaos erupted at the end of Lyon’s victory at Monaco[/caption]
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The referee dished out a total of five red cards after the angry scenes[/caption]
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Lyon’s Rayan Cherki celebrates after scoring the late winner before the trouble begun[/caption]

That resulted in the referee dishing out four red cards post-match – two apiece for each club.

The defeat is a huge blow to third-place Monaco’s title aspirations as they now sit four points behind Paris Saint-Germain in second.

Lille top the table, but now Lyon are only one point behind Monaco in the race for Champions League qualification.

Monaco were on a five game winning run and looked to be continuing that when Kevin Volland finished after a pass from Wissam Ben Yedder on 25 minutes.

Depay levelled moments before the hour mark with a deflected strike.

Lyon midfielder Maxence Caqueret was sent off on 70 minutes and then Depay’s brilliant free-kick from the right was met by defender Marcelo’s head to give them the lead.

But a blunder from Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes led to a penalty for Monaco, which France striker Ben Yedder scored to make it 2-2 with four minutes to go.

Then it was Lyon’s 17-year-old starlet Rayan Cherki who came off the bench to finish superbly to seal the win in the 89th minute with his first touch.

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That was when the trouble erupted at the final whistle.

Lyon’s Mattia De Sciglio and Marcelo plus Monaco’s Pietro Pellegri and Willem Geubbels were all shown a red after the on-pitch brawl.

Get French Football News described the scenes as: “Huge fight breaking out after the final whistle between both sets of players! 

“Pietro Pellegri, Thiago Mendes and Wissam Ben Yedder seemingly at the heart of it. Sinaly Diomandé, one of the youngest on the pitch, ironically the mature one breaking things up.”

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