February 1, 2018 / 3:59 AM / 9 months ago

Soccer: Falcao sends Monaco to League Cup final

PARIS (Reuters) - Radamel Falcao returned to scoring form as his double earned Monaco a 2-0 win over Montpellier on Wednesday and a place in the French League Cup final.

Soccer Football - Coupe de la Ligue Semi Final - AS Monaco vs Montpellier - Stade Louis II, Monaco - January 31, 2018 Monaco's Keita Balde Diao in action with Montpellier’s Ellyes Skhiri REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Falcao struck twice before halftime as the hosts set up a rematch of last year’s final against holders Paris St Germain who qualified on Tuesday with a 3-2 win at Stade Rennais.

Rony Lopes was denied a third goal for Monaco after video refereeing ruled the Portugal striker was offside.

Montpellier never really threatened and the principality side comfortably held on for victory.

Reporting by Julien Pretot, editing by Ed Osmond

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