Lorient 2-2 Monaco

Lorient French forward Jeremie Aliadiere (second right) is congratulated by team-mates

Monaco's hopes of challenging Paris St-Germain for the Ligue 1 title suffered a blow with a draw against Lorient.

Lorient, who came into the match in 10th position, took the lead through striker Vincent Aboubakar when he headed in Kevin Monnet-Paquet's cross.

Valere Germain levelled for Monaco with a close-range shot before Jeremie Aliadiere slammed in from inside the area to put the home side ahead again.

With two minutes left, Layvin Kurzawa fired in to salvage a point for Monaco.

The club, owned by Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev, are five points behind PSG, who defeated Bordeaux 2-0 on Friday.

The top two clash at the Stade Louis II next Sunday.