French Ligue 1
Monaco1Saint-Étienne1

Monaco 1-1 St Etienne

Monaco celebrate
Monaco teenager Anthony Martial has scored five goals in his last four league games

Monaco missed the chance to close the gap on Ligue 1 leaders Paris St-Germain to three points as they drew with St Etienne.

Leonardo Jardim's team have come into form, having been 14 points off the top in December, and were looking to push themselves back into the title race.

But they fell behind to fifth-placed St Etienne when Mevlut Erding headed home Franck Tabanou's brilliant cross.

Anthony Martial volleyed home a leveller moments after coming on.

Champions League quarter-finalists Monaco looked set for a season of mid-table obscurity after downscaling in the summer and losing James Rodriguez and Radamel Falcao - to Real Madrid and Manchester United respectively.

They sat 10th after 15 games, but since then have won 10 and drawn four to move into contention to qualify for the Champions League - or maybe more.

They play Juventus in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, having knocked Arsenal out in the last round on away goals.

Champions PSG play third-placed Marseille on Sunday (20:00 BST), with second-placed Lyon away to Guingamp on Saturday (16:00 BST).

Line-ups

Monaco

  • 1Subasic
  • 2FabinhoBooked at 90mins
  • 13Fortuna dos Santos
  • 24RaggiBooked at 84mins
  • 3Kurzawa
  • 28Toulalan
  • 22KondogbiaSubstituted forBernardo Silvaat 59'minutes
  • 12de CarvalhoSubstituted forMartialat 66'minutes
  • 8João MoutinhoBooked at 64mins
  • 17Ferreira-Carrasco
  • 10BerbatovSubstituted forGermainat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Abdennour
  • 7Dirar
  • 15Bernardo Silva
  • 16Stekelenburg
  • 18Germain
  • 21Echiéjilé
  • 23Martial

Saint-Étienne

  • 16Ruffier
  • 29Clerc
  • 2Théophile-Catherine
  • 24Perrin
  • 27TabanouBooked at 70mins
  • 14N'GuémoSubstituted forBaysseat 77'minutes
  • 28Diomande
  • 18Lemoine
  • 22Monnet-Paquet
  • 9ErdingSubstituted forvan Wolfswinkelat 81'minutes
  • 11MolloSubstituted forBrisonat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Corgnet
  • 12Saint-Maximin
  • 13van Wolfswinkel
  • 20Brison
  • 23Baysse
  • 30Moulin
  • 33Bamba
Referee:
Lionel Jaffredo
Attendance:
8,894

Match Stats

Home TeamMonacoAway TeamSaint-Étienne
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home7
Away11
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away1
Fouls
Home19
Away20

Live Text

Match ends, Monaco 1, St Etienne 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Monaco 1, St Etienne 1.

Foul by Jérémy Toulalan (Monaco).

Ricky van Wolfswinkel (St Etienne) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Francois Clerc (St Etienne) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

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

Foul by Fabinho (Monaco).

Franck Tabanou (St Etienne) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, St Etienne. Jonathan Brison replaces Yohan Mollo.

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

Foul by Yohan Mollo (St Etienne).

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

Foul by Kévin Théophile-Catherine (St Etienne).

Booking

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

Foul by Andrea Raggi (Monaco).

Ricky van Wolfswinkel (St Etienne) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Monaco. Valère Germain replaces Dimitar Berbatov.

Foul by Dimitar Berbatov (Monaco).

Kévin Monnet-Paquet (St Etienne) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Franck Tabanou.

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

Substitution

Substitution, St Etienne. Ricky van Wolfswinkel replaces Mevlut Erding.

Attempt missed. Yohan Mollo (St Etienne) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kévin Théophile-Catherine with a headed pass.

Foul by Jérémy Toulalan (Monaco).

Yohan Mollo (St Etienne) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, St Etienne. Paul Baysse replaces Landry N'Guémo.

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

Foul by Yohan Mollo (St Etienne).

Foul by Fabinho (Monaco).

Yohan Mollo (St Etienne) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Hand ball by Bernardo Silva (Monaco).

Offside, Monaco. Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco tries a through ball, but Dimitar Berbatov is caught offside.

Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Kévin Théophile-Catherine.

Booking

Franck Tabanou (St Etienne) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Bernardo Silva (Monaco) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Franck Tabanou (St Etienne).

Goal!

Goal! Monaco 1, St Etienne 1. Anthony Martial (Monaco) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Layvin Kurzawa with a cross.

Foul by Wallace (Monaco).

Mevlut Erding (St Etienne) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Monaco. Anthony Martial replaces Matheus Carvalho.

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