French Ligue 1
Monaco1Evian Thonon Gaillard1

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

  • 1Subasic
  • 2TavaresSubstituted 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

  • 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

Match ends, Monaco 1, Evian Thonon Gaillard 1.

Full Time

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

Corner, Evian Thonon Gaillard. Conceded by Ricardo Carvalho.

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

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

Foul by Jonathan Mensah (Evian Thonon Gaillard).

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

Foul by Youssouf Sabaly (Evian Thonon Gaillard).

Foul by Ricardo Carvalho (Monaco).

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

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

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by Modou Sougou (Evian Thonon Gaillard).

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

Foul by Modou Sougou (Evian Thonon Gaillard).

Foul by Andrea Raggi (Monaco).

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

Corner, Evian Thonon Gaillard. Conceded by Andrea Raggi.

Attempt saved. Dan Nistor (Evian Thonon Gaillard) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Modou Sougou.

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

Foul by Marco Ruben (Evian Thonon Gaillard).

Attempt missed. Olivier Sorlin (Evian Thonon Gaillard) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Monaco. Andrea Raggi replaces Fabinho.

Booking

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

Foul by Ricardo Carvalho (Monaco).

Marco Ruben (Evian Thonon Gaillard) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Modou Sougou (Evian Thonon Gaillard) left footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Daniel Wass.

Offside, Monaco. James Rodríguez tries a through ball, but Emmanuel Rivière is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. James Rodríguez (Monaco) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Falcao with a headed pass.

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

Foul by Marco Ruben (Evian Thonon Gaillard).

Attempt missed. Geoffrey Kondogbia (Monaco) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by James Rodríguez with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Youssouf Sabaly.

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

Foul by Olivier Sorlin (Evian Thonon Gaillard).

Substitution

Substitution, Evian Thonon Gaillard. Marco Ruben replaces Fabrice Ehret.

Attempt missed. Emmanuel Rivière (Monaco) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jérémy Toulalan with a cross.

Attempt missed. Lucas Ocampos (Monaco) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Geoffrey Kondogbia with a cross.

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