September 29, 2017 / 9:31 PM / in 23 days

Camara strikes late as Montpellier hold Monaco

PARIS (Reuters) - Second-half substitute Souleymane Camara struck in stoppage time as visitors Montpellier snatched a 1-1 draw with champions Monaco in Ligue 1 on Friday.

Soccer Football - Ligue 1 - AS Monaco vs Montpellier - Stade Louis II, Monaco - September 29, 2017 Montpellier’s Souleymane Camara (L) celebrates scoring their first goal with team mates REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Camara found the back of the net two minutes into added time to cancel out Radamel Falcao’s first-half opener as Monaco stayed second on 19 points, behind Paris St Germain on goal difference.

PSG take on Bordeaux on Saturday.

Montpellier, who also held PSG in their previous game, are 10th on nine points.

Soccer Football - Ligue 1 - AS Monaco vs Montpellier - Stade Louis II, Monaco - September 29, 2017 Monaco's Almamy Toure in action with Montpellier’s Jerome Roussillon REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Monaco were defeated 3-0 by Porto in the Champions League on Tuesday and their limitations were once again exposed on Friday.

Montpellier dominated for long spells in the first half, shooting 10 times, but Monaco were more clinical.

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On their first shot on target, they took the lead as Falcao latched onto a Rony Lopes cross for his 12th league goal of the season in eight games.

Leonardo Jardim’s team were more focused after the break as they held on to their minimal lead.

But Camara, who came on in the 72nd minute, headed home to secure a deserved draw for Montpellier.

Reporting by Julien Pretot, editing by Pritha Sarkar

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