Monaco needed a 95th-minute winner from Layvin Kurzawa to beat Reims 3-2 Friday night, and the result keeps the principality club in the chase for the French Ligue 1 title behind leaders Paris Saint-Germain.
Monaco will be fielding the likes of Radamel Falcao, Eric Abidal, Jeremy Toulalan, Joao Moutinho and Emmanuel Riviere against third-tier side Vannes in the Cope de France on Sunday.
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Monaco's Jeremy Toulalan feels he is playing the best football of his career in Ligue 1 after a rejuvanating spell at Malaga. FIFA.com spoke to the midfielder about being the 'old head' in a young Les Rouge et Blanc squad.
Monaco were held to a goalless draw against Toulouse at the Stade Louis II with Claudio Ranieri's side dropping their first points of the 2013/14 Ligue 1 season.
Monaco began their Ligue 1 campaign with a 2-0 win over Bordeaux, though the big-spending club left it late to secure the three points, while Lyon cruised to a 4-0 win over Nice and Valenciennes downed Toulouse 3-0.