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Monaco progress checked by Montpellier

Published: Friday 10 January 2014, 23.00CET
AS Monaco FC failed to haul themselves level with Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain as M'Baye Niang prised a 1-1 draw for struggling Montpellier Hérault SC.
Monaco progress checked by Montpellier
M'Baye Niang celebrates his equaliser ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Friday 10 January 2014, 23.00CET

Monaco progress checked by Montpellier

AS Monaco FC failed to haul themselves level with Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain as M'Baye Niang prised a 1-1 draw for struggling Montpellier Hérault SC.

AS Monaco FC missed the chance to move level with leaders Paris Saint-Germain as they were held by Ligue 1 draw specialists Montpellier Hérault SC.

Eager to bounce back from their surprise 2-1 reverse at home to Valenciennes FC in their final league game of 2013, Claudio Ranieri's men hit the front through Layvin Kurzawa (52) but the visitors earned a point for the 12th time in 20 matches this term through M'Baye Niang (68).

The home side impressed in the first half and should have taken the lead when Rémy Cabella went through on goalkeeper Danijel Subašić only to pass up the chance. Monaco made them pay after the restart when James Rodríguez's free-kick was nodded over Geoffrey Jourdren by Kurzawa.

Cabella made amends when he drew a foul from Éric Abidal and Niang, on his league debut for Montpellier following his loan switch from AC Milan, scored at the second attempt after his penalty was parried by Subašić.

Last updated: 11/01/14 13.33CET

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French Ligue 1 2013/14

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Niang 68

Kurzawa 52

Venue: Montpellier

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