The Monegasques hosted FC Lorient in the Stade Louis II on Sunday, February 13 but were unable to muster a crucial three points from this Ligue 1 encounter.

Monaco held more possession and took many more shots than their visitors, but were unable to best the Lorient defensive line.

January transfer window signing Vanderson made his first start in red and white, and came close to opening the scoring with his head at just the 4th minute, but to no avail.

Vanderson’s Brazilian compatriot Jean Lucas followed by taking two shots of his own, but this did not threaten a change to the scoreline.

Hoping to instill new life into the match, Monaco head coach Philippe Clement made a triple substitution, bringing on Ruben Aguilar, Gelson Martins and Aleksandr Golovin around the 56th minute mark.

However, the tactical and on-field efforts of Monaco were not enough to claim three crucial points in the climb up the Ligue 1 ladder.

Despite the empty scoreline, Monaco were at least able to celebrate their continued unbeaten streak at home, having not lost in the Stade Louis II since September, 2021.

Monaco’s next fixture will be away, against Bordeaux, on Sunday, February 20.