Monaco 2-2 Lille: Wissam Ben Yedder's late equaliser rescues a point

Monaco 2-2 Lille: Wissam Ben Yedder’s late equaliser rescues Niko Kovac’s side a point against the defending champions in a fierce Ligue 1 clash

  • Lille’s Jonathan David scored twice inside the first 10 minutes to open up a lead
  • However, Monaco midfielder Krepin Diatta pulled one back just before the break 
  • Monaco’s Strahinja Pavlovic was sent off but Wissam Ben Yedder equalised late 

Wissam Ben Yedder rescued 10-man hosts Monaco a point with a late equaliser to make it 2-2 against defending Ligue 1 champions Lille at the Stade Louis II.

Lille’s Jonathan David scored twice inside the opening 10 minutes, the first from the penalty spot, but the hosts pulled one back via Krepin Diatta just before half-time.

Monaco defender Strahinja Pavlovic was sent off with 15 minutes remaining, but subsitute Ben Yedder equalised for the 10-man hosts.

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Wissam Ben Yedder (top) rescued Monaco with a late equaliser to make it 2-2 against Lille

Lille’s Jonathan David (left) scored the opening goal at Stade Louis II from the penalty spot

The Canadian forward then doubled his side’s advantage inside 10 minutes as Lille started well

But Monaco’s Senegalese midfielder Krepin Diatta pulled a goal back just before half-time

Defender Strahinja Pavlovic (pictured second right) was sent off to reduce Monaco to 10 men

But Ben Yedder’s dramatic leveller with seven minutes left sent boss Niko Kovac home happy

Monaco (4-4-2): Nubel; Aguilar, Disasi, Pavlovic, Henrique (Jakobs 73); Diatta, Tchouameni, Fofana, Diop; Volland, Boadu (Ben Yedder 72).

Subs not used: Majecki, Maripan, Martins, Lucas, Sidibe, Lemarechal, Isidor.

Goals: Diatta 41, Ben Yedder 83.

Yellow cards: Pavlovic 3, Fofana 84.

Red cards: Pavlovic 78. 

Manager: Niko Kovac.

Lille (4-4-2): Grbic; Celik, Fonte, Djalo, Bradaric; Ikone, Andre, Xeka (Yilmaz 90), Weah; Yazici, David (Lihadji 80).

Subs not used: Jakubech, Gomes, Pied, Niasse, Dabila, Boula.

Goals: David 5, 9.

Yellow cards: Celik 7, David 37, Yazici 68, Weah 73, Niasse 85.

Manager: Jocelyn Gourvennec. 

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