The impressive Johan Audel latched onto a great cross from Rudy Mater to head home the only goal of the game after 12 minutes.
Monaco striker Jeremy Menez became the first player to see red when he was dismissed for a second bookable offence two minutes before the break, while Valenciennes duo Jose Saez and Guillaume Rippert were both given their marching orders in the closing stages.
Copyright (c) PA Sport 2007, All Rights Reserved.
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms