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Monaco collect first point under new manager Henry

  • Published at 09:02 am October 25th, 2018
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Club Brugge's Youri Tielemans jumps for the ball during the UEFA Champions League Group A football match between Club Brugge and AS Monaco at the Jan Breydel Stadium in Bruges AFP

In former French international Henry's second match in charge, the Ligue 1 outfit at least halted their run of five straight defeats but they have now gone 12 games without victory since a win at Nantes on the French league season's opening day

Monaco earned the first point of their disappointing Champions League campaign on Wednesday in their first European outing under Thierry Henry but their 1-1 draw at Club Brugge still left both sides with little chance of making the knockout stages.

Both Monaco, semi-finalists just two seasons ago, and their Belgian opponents face missing out on the top two places in Group A, having both previously lost to Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund in their opening two games.

In former French international Henry's second match in charge, the Ligue 1 outfit at least halted their run of five straight defeats but they have now gone 12 games without victory since a win at Nantes on the French league season's opening day.

Struggling Monaco opened the scoring through 18-year-old Moussa Sylla after a 31st minute counter-attack set up by Russian international Aleksandr Golovin's surging run.

But the lead lasted only eight minutes before Brugge's Brazilian centre forward Wesley equalised with a header from Hans Vanaken's cross, catching debutant goalkeeper Loic Badiashile out of position.

The 20-year-old was Monaco's fourth goalkeeper in as many matches as the club battle with an injury crisis, heightened after midfielder Stevan Jovetic limped off after just nine minutes with a suspected groin injury.

Brugge goalkeeper Karlo Letica made a point-blank stop from Golovin in the 72nd minute to keep the score level before the home side's 18-year-old substitute Lois Openda missed a sitter with virtually the last touch of the match

The two clubs meet again in Monaco on November 6 in their next group game where a place in the Europa League early next year is likely to be at stake.

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