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Monaco 1-1 Lille

Monaco drew 1-1 against Lille without Radamel Falcao

Colombia striker Radamel Falcao was missing as Monaco's stuttering start to the French season continued with a home draw against Lille.

Falcao, 28, was dropped from the squad shortly before Saturday's match - increasing speculation that he might leave the principality club.

He scored the winner against Nantes last weekend and was expected to play.

In Falcao's absence, Dimitar Berbatov levelled for Monaco after Nolan Roux's low volley had put Lille ahead.

With the transfer deadline day on Monday, ex-Atletico Madrid striker Falcao has been strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid on a season-long loan.

He was included in Monaco's initial squad, but took no part in the warm-up and was not named among the substitutes.

Lille, who finished third, nine points behind Ligue 1 runners-up Monaco last season, took the lead in the 18th minute before ex-Manchester United forward Berbatov levelled shortly after the hour mark.

The draw means Leonardo Jardim's Monaco have now taken four points from their opening four matches, while the unbeaten visitors are now second.

Radamel Falcao
Falcao watched Monaco's draw against Lille from the stands alongside sporting director Vadim Vasilyev.

Line-ups

Monaco

  • 1Subasic
  • 2TavaresSubstituted forDirarat 77'minutes
  • 24RaggiBooked at 60mins
  • 6Carvalho
  • 3Kurzawa
  • 8João Moutinho
  • 28Toulalan
  • 22KondogbiaSubstituted forOcamposat 88'minutes
  • 17Ferreira-Carrasco
  • 10Berbatov
  • 18GermainSubstituted forMartialat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Abdennour
  • 7Dirar
  • 11Ocampos
  • 15Bernardo Silva
  • 16Stekelenburg
  • 21Echiéjilé
  • 23Martial

Lille

  • 1EnyeamaBooked at 41mins
  • 2Corchia
  • 14Kjaer
  • 22Rozehnal
  • 23SouaréBooked at 54mins
  • 24Mavuba
  • 6Delaplace
  • 5Gueye
  • 17Rony LopesSubstituted forBalmontat 78'minutes
  • 26RouxBooked at 43mins
  • 20Mendes da GraçaSubstituted forRodelinat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Balmont
  • 9Rodelin
  • 13Soumaoro
  • 15Sidibe
  • 16Elana
  • 27Origi
  • 33Aholou
Referee:
Said Ennjimi
Attendance:
9,395

Match Stats

Home TeamMonacoAway TeamLille
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home13
Away4
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Monaco 1, Lille 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Monaco 1, Lille 1.

Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Nolan Roux.

Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Simon Kjaer.

Attempt missed. Layvin Kurzawa (Monaco) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Nabil Dirar with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Simon Kjaer.

Attempt blocked. Lucas Ocampos (Monaco) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andrea Raggi with a headed pass.

Foul by Dimitar Berbatov (Monaco).

Jonathan Delaplace (Lille) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Monaco. Lucas Ocampos replaces Geoffrey Kondogbia.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Jonathan Delaplace (Lille) because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Pape Souaré (Lille) because of an injury.

Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Pape Souaré.

Attempt blocked. Geoffrey Kondogbia (Monaco) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nabil Dirar.

Attempt missed. João Moutinho (Monaco) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

Dimitar Berbatov (Monaco) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Dangerous play by Jonathan Delaplace (Lille).

Substitution

Substitution, Lille. Florent Balmont replaces Marcos Lopes.

Substitution

Substitution, Monaco. Nabil Dirar replaces Fabinho.

Anthony Martial (Monaco) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sébastien Corchia (Lille).

João Moutinho (Monaco) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Idrissa Gueye (Lille).

Offside, Lille. Marcos Lopes tries a through ball, but Sébastien Corchia is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Ronny Rodelin (Lille) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Lille. Ronny Rodelin replaces Ryan Mendes.

Corner, Lille. Conceded by Fabinho.

Foul by Fabinho (Monaco).

Nolan Roux (Lille) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco (Monaco) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Layvin Kurzawa (Monaco) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Dimitar Berbatov with a headed pass.

Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Pape Souaré.

Attempt saved. Marcos Lopes (Lille) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Simon Kjaer.

Foul by Dimitar Berbatov (Monaco).

Rio Mavuba (Lille) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Monaco 1, Lille 1. Dimitar Berbatov (Monaco) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco.

Booking

Andrea Raggi (Monaco) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Andrea Raggi (Monaco).

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