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Monaco 1-1 Montpellier

Radamel Falcao
Radamel Falcao has scored a goal every 55 minutes in Ligue 1 so far this season

A stoppage-time equaliser from Souleymane Camara gave Montpellier a deserved point and kept Monaco from top spot in Ligue 1.

The champions looked set to leapfrog Paris St-Germain thanks to Radamel Falcao's 12th goal of the season but Camara headed home to keep PSG top.

Montpellier had bossed the first half, having 11 shots on goal, before Falcao slid in to score.

Monaco improved after the break but Camara popped up to level late on.

In front of a practically empty Stade Louis II, Leonardo Jardim's side were well off the pace in the opening stages as Danijel Subasic had to make a couple of saves.

But Falcao has started the season in remarkable form and was in the right place to steer home a fine cross from Rony Lopes before the break.

Montpellier keeper Benjamin Lecomte clawed the ball away but the referee awarded the goal, with goal-line technology confirming it had just crossed the line.

That was Monaco's only effort on target all night though, with veteran Camara earning a point for the visitors two minutes into stoppage time with a close-range header.

PSG can go three points clear when they face third-placed Bordeaux on Saturday.

Line-ups

Monaco

  • 1Subasic
  • 38TouréBooked at 55mins
  • 25Glik
  • 5de Jesus NascimentoBooked at 52mins
  • 19Sidibe
  • 20Rony LopesSubstituted forGhezzalat 71'minutes
  • 17Tielemans
  • 2FabinhoBooked at 36mins
  • 27LemarSubstituted forKeitaat 89'minutes
  • 9Falcao
  • 10JoveticSubstituted forJoão Moutinhoat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Ghezzal
  • 8João Moutinho
  • 11Carrillo
  • 14Keita
  • 16Benaglio
  • 24Raggi
  • 28Traoré

Montpellier

  • 40Lecomte
  • 5Teodósio Mendes
  • 4Da Silva
  • 3Congré
  • 2Aguilar
  • 13SkhiriBooked at 18mins
  • 7LasneSubstituted forPírizat 89'minutes
  • 24Roussillon
  • 28Sessegnon
  • 18MbenzaSubstituted forBerigaudat 90'minutes
  • 29NingaSubstituted forCamaraat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Pionnier
  • 6Sambia
  • 11Berigaud
  • 19Camara
  • 20Dolly
  • 23Mukiele
  • 27Píriz
Referee:
Tony Chapron
Attendance:
7,053

Match Stats

Home TeamMonacoAway TeamMontpellier
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home8
Away15
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home19
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Monaco 1, Montpellier 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Monaco 1, Montpellier 1.

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

Foul by Facundo Píriz (Montpellier).

Foul by Almamy Touré (Monaco).

Souleymane Camara (Montpellier) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Monaco 1, Montpellier 1. Souleymane Camara (Montpellier) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kévin Berigaud with a headed pass.

Foul by Falcao (Monaco).

Ruben Aguilar (Montpellier) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Jérôme Roussillon (Montpellier).

Substitution

Substitution, Montpellier. Kévin Berigaud replaces Isaac Mbenza.

Substitution

Substitution, Montpellier. Facundo Píriz replaces Paul Lasne.

Substitution

Substitution, Monaco. Keita replaces Thomas Lemar.

Foul by Jemerson (Monaco).

Souleymane Camara (Montpellier) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Montpellier. Conceded by Djibril Sidibe.

Corner, Montpellier. Conceded by Djibril Sidibe.

Attempt blocked. Hilton (Montpellier) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Pedro Mendes.

Hand ball by Almamy Touré (Monaco).

Substitution

Substitution, Monaco. João Moutinho replaces Stevan Jovetic.

Foul by Falcao (Monaco).

Hilton (Montpellier) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ruben Aguilar (Montpellier) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jérôme Roussillon.

Foul by Stevan Jovetic (Monaco).

Hilton (Montpellier) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Montpellier. Souleymane Camara replaces Casimir Ninga.

Delay in match Pedro Mendes (Montpellier) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Monaco. Rachid Ghezzal replaces Rony Lopes.

Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Hilton.

Offside, Montpellier. Hilton tries a through ball, but Casimir Ninga is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Stevan Jovetic (Monaco) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kamil Glik.

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

Foul by Pedro Mendes (Montpellier).

Foul by Thomas Lemar (Monaco).

Paul Lasne (Montpellier) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Djibril Sidibe (Monaco) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Almamy Touré (Monaco) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Youri Tielemans with a cross following a corner.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 29th September 2017

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1PSG76102131819
2Monaco86112291319
3Bordeaux7430137615
4Saint-Étienne742196314
5Marseille74121110113
6Nantes741255013
7Lyon73311410412
8Caen740364212
9Nice7313108210
10Montpellier823356-19
11Guingamp7304811-39
12Angers71519818
13Troyes722356-18
14Toulouse7214814-67
15Rennes71331112-16
16Amiens7205410-66
17Dijon7124916-75
18Lille7124411-75
19Strasbourg7115513-84
20Metz7106313-103
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