French Ligue 1
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Monaco 1-1 Evian

Radamel Falcao

Radamel Falcao scored his ninth league goal of the season but Monaco could only draw at home to Evian.

The Colombian striker fired into the bottom corner midway through the first half after being picked out by James Rodriguez.

Daniel Wass had put Evian ahead with a fine finish on the half-volley.

Modou Sougou twice had good chances in the second half to win the game for Evian, while Lucas Ocampos hit the bar late on for Monaco.

The draw means Monaco have 26 points but remain third behind Lille on goal difference.

They are two points behind leaders Paris St-Germain, who have a game in hand and host Nice on Saturday.

After winning seven of their first 10 games, Monaco have now failed to win their last two after losing to Lille last Sunday.

Eager to get back to winning ways after that defeat, Monaco were the better side in the opening stages against Evian, who started the day 16th in the table.

Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco and Falcao both went close but Evian took the lead against the run of play when a long ball found Wass on the edge of the area and the defender struck a powerful drive beyond Monaco keeper Danijel Subasic.

Monaco levelled seven minutes later when Falcao collected a smart pass from Rodriguez some 20 yards from goal and the striker drilled a shot just inside the post.

The home side deserved to be level at half time but Evian had a number of golden chances to win the game in the second half.

Sougou was denied by Subasic when he raced through on goal, before the Senegalese winger blazed a shot over the bar from a promising position.

Monaco could have snatched victory minutes before full time but Ocampos struck the bar from the edge of the area.

Line-ups

Monaco

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Subasic
  • 2FabinhoSubstituted forRaggiat 83'minutes
  • 3Kurzawa
  • 8João MoutinhoSubstituted forKondogbiaat 68'minutes
  • 6CarvalhoBooked at 82mins
  • 22Abidal
  • 11Ocampos
  • 28Toulalan
  • 9Falcao
  • 10Rodríguez
  • 17Ferreira-CarrascoSubstituted forRivièreat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 16Romero
  • 19Obbadi
  • 20Isimat-Mirin
  • 24Raggi
  • 27Kondogbia
  • 29Rivière
  • 32Tisserand

Evian Thonon Gaillard

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 30Hansen
  • 25Mensah
  • 19Sabaly
  • 24Sorlin
  • 21Mongongu
  • 17Angoula
  • 18Wass
  • 4Tié BiBooked at 22mins
  • 20SougouBooked at 87mins
  • 14BarbosaSubstituted forBenezetat 33'minutesSubstituted forNistorat 69'minutes
  • 28EhretSubstituted forRuben Rodríguezat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Kone
  • 7Bertoglio
  • 10Benezet
  • 12Blanc
  • 15Nistor
  • 29Ruben Rodríguez
  • 40Salamone
Referee:
Said Ennjimi
Attendance:
6,507

Match Stats

Home TeamMonacoAway TeamEvian Thonon Gaillard
Possession
Home69%
Away31%
Shots
Home15
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home12
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away21

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Monaco 1, Evian Thonon Gaillard 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Monaco 1, Evian Thonon Gaillard 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Evian Thonon Gaillard. Conceded by Ricardo Carvalho.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Modou Sougou (Evian Thonon Gaillard) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

  5. Post update

    Ricardo Carvalho (Monaco) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Jonathan Mensah (Evian Thonon Gaillard).

  7. Post update

    Jérémy Toulalan (Monaco) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Youssouf Sabaly (Evian Thonon Gaillard).

  9. Post update

    Foul by Ricardo Carvalho (Monaco).

  10. Post update

    Modou Sougou (Evian Thonon Gaillard) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Layvin Kurzawa (Monaco) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  12. Post update

    Lucas Ocampos (Monaco) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the centre of the box.

  13. Booking

    Modou Sougou (Evian Thonon Gaillard) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Jérémy Toulalan (Monaco) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Modou Sougou (Evian Thonon Gaillard).

  16. Post update

    Andrea Raggi (Monaco) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Modou Sougou (Evian Thonon Gaillard).

  18. Post update

    Foul by Andrea Raggi (Monaco).

  19. Post update

    Modou Sougou (Evian Thonon Gaillard) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Evian Thonon Gaillard. Conceded by Andrea Raggi.