They trail leaders Paris Saint-Germain, who host Racing Strasbourg on Saturday, by nine points, but lead third-placed Olympique de Marseille, who play on Sunday, by four. Balde scored after 13 minutes when he latched onto Djibril Sidibe's cross, rewarding the hosts for their early dominance.
Some finish for a defender!— Goal UK (@GoalUK) February 16, 2018
Kamil Glik adds a fourth for Monaco ? pic.twitter.com/7yGiUxQ1Lp
Midfielder Fabinho doubled the tally in the 69th with a penalty after Thomas Lemar had been fouled. Dijon pushed forward in a bid to get back into the match but were twice caught on the counter as Lopes and Glik struck three minutes from time and two minutes into added time respectively.
REF!February 16, 2018
Monaco's Youri Tielemans is denied a clear penalty against Dijon pic.twitter.com/rHZdagNr7t
Monaco back within ten points…for now ?♂️ pic.twitter.com/QoPJ1U5jsT— B/R Football (@brfootball) February 16, 2018