French Ligue 1

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.



Formation 4-3-3

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


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


Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 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


  • 4Balmont
  • 9Rodelin
  • 13Soumaoro
  • 15Sidibe
  • 16Elana
  • 27Origi
  • 33Aholou
Said Ennjimi

Match Stats

Home TeamMonacoAway TeamLille
Shots on Target

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Monaco 1, Lille 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Monaco 1, Lille 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Nolan Roux.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Simon Kjaer.

  5. Post update

    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.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Simon Kjaer.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Dimitar Berbatov (Monaco).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Monaco. Lucas Ocampos replaces Geoffrey Kondogbia.

  11. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Pape Souaré.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Dangerous play by Jonathan Delaplace (Lille).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Lille. Florent Balmont replaces Marcos Lopes.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 30th August 2014

  • MonacoMonaco1LilleLille1
  • CaenCaen0RennesRennes1
  • LensLens4ReimsReims2
  • LorientLorient4GuingampGuingamp0
  • NantesNantes1MontpellierMontpellier0
  • ToulouseToulouse1Evian Thonon GaillardEvian Thonon Gaillard0

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