Despite a strong first-half performance, in which AS Monaco gained a two goal advantage, the Principality ultimately settled for a draw away against Nantes on Sunday, April 9.

Axel Disasi opened the scoring for the Principality side, having been found on a corner kick courtesy of Caio Henrique at the 21st minute. Disasi recorded his eighth career goal in Ligue 1 with a powerful shot past Alban Lafont in between the hosts’ posts, while Henrique registered his eighth assist.

The Brazilian did not have to wait long before his ninth, from a corner again nine minutes later, this time finding Eliot Matazo who wasted no time in finding the back of the net to make it 0-2 to Monaco at the 30th minute. The visiting Monegasques came close to extending their lead to a more comfortable margin through attempts by Krepin Diatta and Vanderson, but Lafont managed to minimise the damage to the scoreline going into halftime.

It was in the second half of the match that the situation quickly deteriorated for Monaco. Six minutes after entering the pitch as a substitute, Mostafa Mohamed scored with a header to reduce the visitors’ lead by 1-2 at the 65th minute. Then Ludovic Blas equalised with a goal of his own, completing Nantes’ comeback and leaving the Monegasques back at square one.

A last ditch attempt by Wissam Ben Yedder was blocked by a more attentive Lafont at the 89th minute, before the final whistle blew to signal a 2-2 draw at the La Beaujoire stadium. With their only two shots on target, Nantes squashed Monaco’s chance of leaving with three important points. Instead, Monaco take away one point from the fixture, and get comfortable in fourth place in the Ligue 1 table.

The next match will see Philippe Clement and co. return to the Stade Louis II to face off against Lorient on Sunday, April 16.