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Marseille 1-1 Monaco: Cesc Fabregas makes debut in draw

Cesc Fabregas makes his Monaco debut against Marseille at the Stade Velodrome
Cesc Fabregas joined Monaco on a three-and-a-half-year deal from Chelsea last week

Cesc Fabregas made his Monaco debut as Thierry Henry's side held Marseille to a draw at the Stade Velodrome.

Fabregas, who joined the Ligue 1 club from Chelsea last week, was powerless to prevent Maxime Lopez from firing Marseille ahead after 13 minutes.

Youri Tielemans equalised for the visitors with a well-taken goal seven minutes before the break.

Florian Thauvin had a goal ruled out by VAR in the second half as Monaco held on for a share of the spoils.

Monaco remain four points off safety, although they do have a game in hand on 17th-placed Amiens, who were beaten 3-0 by Paris St-Germain on Saturday.

Marseille, who started the weekend in sixth, slip three places to ninth after victories for Nice, Rennes and Strasbourg.

Line-ups

Marseille

  • 30Mandanda
  • 17Sarr
  • 6Pires da Fonseca
  • 19Dias
  • 18Amavi
  • 27LopezSubstituted forGermainat 90+2'minutes
  • 12Strootman
  • 26Thauvin
  • 10PayetSubstituted forN'Jieat 74'minutes
  • 8SansonBooked at 58mins
  • 5OcamposBooked at 74mins

Substitutes

  • 4Kamara
  • 11Mitroglou
  • 14N'Jie
  • 15Caleta-Car
  • 16Pelé
  • 23Rami
  • 28Germain

Monaco

  • 16Benaglio
  • 25Glik
  • 27Naldo
  • 32Badiashile Mukinayi
  • 39Henrichs
  • 8Tielemans
  • 44Fàbregas
  • 15Aït Bennasser
  • 2Ballo-ToureSubstituted forSerranoat 65'minutes
  • 7Rony Lopes
  • 17GolovinSubstituted forSyllaat 72'minutesBooked at 79mins

Substitutes

  • 5Jemerson
  • 21Serrano
  • 31Faivre
  • 34Sylla
  • 40Badiashile
  • 41Biancone
Referee:
Mikael Lesage
Attendance:
44,315

Match Stats

Home TeamMarseilleAway TeamMonaco
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home14
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Marseille 1, Monaco 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Marseille 1, Monaco 1.

Foul by Bouna Sarr (Marseille).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Marseille. Valère Germain replaces Maxime Lopez.

Attempt missed. Florian Thauvin (Marseille) header from very close range is just a bit too high. Assisted by Maxime Lopez with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Marseille. Conceded by Julien Serrano.

Attempt missed. Youri Tielemans (Monaco) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Cesc Fàbregas.

Foul by Jordan Amavi (Marseille).

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

Attempt missed. Florian Thauvin (Marseille) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Morgan Sanson with a cross.

Foul by Lucas Ocampos (Marseille).

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

Lucas Ocampos (Marseille) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Benjamin Henrichs (Monaco).

Foul by Bouna Sarr (Marseille).

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

Attempt missed. Luiz Gustavo (Marseille) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Maxime Lopez with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Marseille. Conceded by Youri Tielemans.

Attempt saved. Florian Thauvin (Marseille) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

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

Bouna Sarr (Marseille) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Moussa Sylla (Monaco).

Corner, Marseille. Conceded by Julien Serrano.

Offside, Marseille. Maxime Lopez tries a through ball, but Florian Thauvin is caught offside.

Offside, Marseille. Jordan Amavi tries a through ball, but Lucas Ocampos is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Marseille. Clinton N'Jie replaces Dimitri Payet.

Booking

Lucas Ocampos (Marseille) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

VAR: Goal. Referee decision on field cancelled.

Delay in match (Marseille). Video Review.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Monaco. Moussa Sylla replaces Aleksandr Golovin.

Delay in match Diego Benaglio (Monaco) because of an injury.

Foul by Lucas Ocampos (Marseille).

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

Offside, Marseille. Rolando tries a through ball, but Lucas Ocampos is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Monaco. Julien Serrano replaces Fode Ballo-Toure.

Attempt missed. Rolando (Marseille) right footed shot from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by Kevin Strootman following a corner.

Attempt missed. Kevin Strootman (Marseille) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Dimitri Payet with a cross following a corner.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 13th January 2019

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1PSG18162053104350
2Lille20114532201237
3Lyon199643122933
4Saint-Étienne199642922733
5Montpellier1987426161031
6Strasbourg207853224829
7Rennes198562825329
8Nice198561417-329
9Marseille188463127428
10Reims206951619-327
11Nantes196582626023
12Nîmes186572628-223
13Bordeaux185762021-122
14Toulouse195681829-1121
15Angers184862022-220
16Caen203982028-818
17Amiens2053121734-1718
18Dijon1945101732-1517
19Monaco1935111730-1314
20Guingamp1925121435-2111
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