Ligue 1: Wissam Ben Yedder's equaliser earns Monaco a point against champions Lille

Monaco came from two goals down to draw 2-2 with champions Lille in a tense Ligue 1 match on Friday.

Agence France-Presse November 20, 2021 08:56:37 IST
Ligue 1: Wissam Ben Yedder's equaliser earns Monaco a point against champions Lille

Wissam Ben Yedder and Monaco teammates celebrate after the striker scores the equaliser against Lille. AP

Monaco came from two goals down to draw 2-2 with champions Lille in a tense Ligue 1 match on Friday.

Striker and late substitute Wissam Ben Yedder bagged the equaliser for Monaco with an 83rd minute volley after a double from Jonathan Davies inside 10 minutes had the home side on the back foot.

Krepin Diatta pulled a goal back for the hosts just before half-time with former Bayern Munch coach Niko Kovac's charges then climbing to seventh with Ben Yedder's goal.

"Coaches love to see that, a substitute scoring," said Kovac, whose side looked dead on their feet at the end.

"They never gave up, never stopped believing. It has the taste of a victory," he said.

On Saturday Lionel Messi could feature for runaway leaders PSG at home to Nantes, who won the corresponding fixture last season.

Mauricio Pochettino may decide to keep his compatriot Messi fresh for the trip to Manchester City next week in the Champions League.

Nice visit Clermont on Sunday before the clash of the weekend between Lyon and Marseille.

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