Kylian Mbappé, Radamel Falcao and Eder have lit up games between Monaco and Lille in recent seasons — ahead of Sunday's Round 29 encounter between the 2020/21 Ligue 1 Uber Eats title contenders, ligue1.com picks out three of their best meetings.
2019/20, Round 19: Monaco 5-1 Lille
When Victor Osimhen gave the visitors a 13th-minute lead, Lille must have felt they were on course to repeat the emphatic 3-0 win they had secured in the Coupe de la Ligue Round of 16 tie in Monaco just four days earlier. They were very very badly wrong as they found themselves on the painful end of the second-biggest winning margin in the fixture's history. Gelson Martins (23') and Keita Baldé (29') had the hosts ahead by the break, and Wissam ben Yedder made their lead a comfortable one (53', 65'). Kamil Glik put the finishing touch on the victory (90+2') for Leonardo Jardim's men.
2016/17, Round 37: Monaco 4-0 Lille
This win did not mathematically seal the title for the principality club — their eighth, and first in 17 years — but it did leave them three points clear of Paris Saint-Germain with a game in hand and a much healthier goal difference. Radamel Falcao's early header (6') settled the hosts' nerves, and they romped to a tenth successive Ligue 1 Uber Eats win. Kylian Mbappé teed up Bernardo Silva for the second in the dying embers of the first half (45') with Falcao (69') profiting from Mbappé's fabulous first-time volleyed pass to net his 21st league goal and 30th in all competitions. Junior Alonso's late own-goal (88') summed up a desperately disappointing 90 minutes for the visitors, who had been beaten 4-1 by the eventual champions at the Stade Pierre Mauroy earlier that season.
2015/16, Round 33: Lille 4-1 Monaco
Monaco's long trip to northern France was made all the more arduous as they were handed a sound beating by Frédéric Antonetti's men at the Stade Pierre Mauroy. The principality club came into the game in third place — four ahead of their opponents — but Lille made light of the table after Morgan Amalfitano opened the scoring (37'). Renato Civelli's red card (55') was quickly cancelled out by Elderson's dismissal (65') and Eder (67') soon added to the hosts' lead. Former Monaco man Mounir Obbadi (77') and current Monaco defender Djibril Sidibé (88') struck before Fares Bahlouli, who would go on to play for Lille, gave the visitors scant consolation (90+2').