January 31, 2018 / 10:57 PM / a year ago

Falcao sends Monaco to League Cup final

Soccer Football - Coupe de la Ligue Semi Final - AS Monaco vs Montpellier - Stade Louis II, Monaco - January 31, 2018 Monaco's Radamel Falcao celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

PARIS, Jan 31 (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.

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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