Big-spending Monaco contending, but Ligue 1 still PSG's domain

Friday February 7th, 2014
The back-flipping Emmanuel Riviere has been part of Monaco's surge as a Ligue 1 title contender, even with the season-ending injury to star forward Radamel Falcao.
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Ranieri might think the same thing after Sunday night. He will have done his job if Monaco finish the season in second, but, given PSG's clout, it will be hard to improve on that next year.

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