Falcao brace earns Monaco a draw against Angers

Monaco ties Angers
Monaco ties Angers

Down 2-0 in Angers in the Stade Raymond-Kopa, AS Monaco would finally claw themselves back to a draw ten minutes from the whistle with a brace from Radamel Falcao.

Coming off of a loss in their latest match, the Angevins were eager to defend their coat of arms at home against a healthier Monaco, undefeated in their last 4 games. It would be Angers who would open the score on their home field, with a goal from Flavien Tait who flew in front of Subasic after slipping past the ASM defense (22′). Pressing hard before half-time, Tait would repeat the exercise again at one minute from the break, registering the second Angevin goal (44′). Halftime score: 2-0 for Angers

Down 2-0, the Monegasques would finally show up for the match in the second half. Well served by Golovin, Radamel Falcao will reduce the lead off the Russian’s cross from the left (49 ‘). Then, countered by Butelle, the Angevin goalkeeper in the 54th minute, Falcao equalized following a penalty obtained by Carlos Vinicus (79’). The Monegasques continued their efforts but could not manage to clinch their fifth consecutive victory. Final score: 2-2.

16th in the standings, AS Monaco are now 6 points ahead of 18th with 26 points.

Next meeting: Saturday, March 9, Monaco-Bordeaux, at 8 pm at the Stade Louis II, for the 28th day of Ligue 1.

*Article originally published on the French edition of the Monaco Tribune.