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Monaco’s winless run continues as Nimes claim Stade Loius II point 

Monaco’s winless run continues as Nimes claim Stade Loius II point

  • It’s more misery for Monaco as they have failed to win in their last six games
  • Nimes took an early lead but Falcao’s deflected shot earned Monaco a point 
  • Monaco currently sit in 12th, nine points behind PSG who have a game in hand

Monaco’s winless run was extended to six games in all competitions as they were held to a 1-1 draw by newly-promoted Nimes in Ligue 1.

Nimes captain Anthony Briancon had given the visitors the lead after 19 minutes, but Radamel Falcao equalised eight minutes later with a deflected shot from outside the area.

Antonin Bobichon fired over after just two minutes as Nimes made a bright start and they went in front when Bobichon’s free-kick was headed home from eight yards by Briancon.

Monaco extended their winless run to six games in all competitions after drawing with Nimes

Captain Radamel Falcao's deflected shot from outside the box earned Monaco a point

Captain Radamel Falcao’s deflected shot from outside the box earned Monaco a point

Portuguese coach Leonardo Jardim has his work cut out for him to take Monaco up the table

Portuguese coach Leonardo Jardim has his work cut out for him to take Monaco up the table

Falcao fired a free-kick over shortly afterwards before getting Monaco back on level terms in the 27th minute, his long-range shot taking a slight deflection before nestling in the bottom corner.

The 32-year-old then had a header saved by Paul Bernardoni and should have put the home side in front early in the second half, only to crash a volley against the bar from close range having been picked out by a free-kick from Youri Tielemans.

Falcao had a couple of chances to give Monaco the lead but wasn't able to double his tally

Falcao had a couple of chances to give Monaco the lead but wasn’t able to double his tally

At the other end Briancon’s header was well saved by Diego Benaglio, while Monaco substitute Moussa Sylla blazed over 10 minutes from time after being played in by Samuel Grandsir with a cross.

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