Jardim: Title is not secured yet


AS Monaco head coach Leonardo Jardim has called for calm after his side moved within a single victory of securing the Ligue 1 title.

The league leaders 3-0 win over relegation threatened Nancy at the Stade Marcel-Picot on Saturday lifted them three points ahead of PSG, with a game in hand and a vastly superior goal difference.

Tobias Badila’s own goal, Bernado Silva and Thomas Lemar’s late strike handed Les Monégasques a comfortable victory, but now Jardim has warned the historic eighth title has not been secured – until they have the trophy in their hands.

“We had a serious game,” he told reporters after the game. “All players gave the maximum. I’m very happy with the performance.

“We are each time closer to our goal but nothing is done. We need to stay focused.”

Monaco have a trip to Juventus in mid-week for their second leg semi-final of the UEFA Champions League, before welcoming Lille to the Stade Louis II on Sunday – where the title could be wrapped up.