Ligue 1 round-up: Monaco slip up at Amiens
Last Updated: 17/11/17 10:19pm
French champions Monaco were held to a 1-1 draw at newly-promoted Amiens on Friday, despite an equaliser from Stevan Jovetic.
Christophe Pelissier's home side took a shock 31st-minute lead through Serge Gakpe, but Jovetic came off the bench in the second half to equalise.
Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain can move six points clear of Monaco when they welcome Nantes to the Parc des Princes on Saturday, after Leonardo Jardim's men saw a three-match winning streak come to an end.
Monaco went into the game four points adrift of PSG, but were boosted by the return from injury of captain Radamel Falcao.
The Stade de la Licorne burst into life just after the half-hour mark as Togo international Gakpe surged through on goal and confidently slotted into the corner to score his first Amiens goal.
Having already replaced Rony Lopes with Rachid Ghezzal at the interval, Jardim sent on Jovetic just after the hour mark and it took the Montenegrin international less than six minutes to make his mark.
The former Inter Milan striker grabbed the equaliser by picking out the bottom corner after excellent work from Fabinho to score his second goal for the club.
Earlier on Friday, Lille beat Saint-Etienne 3-1 to ease the pressure on under-fire Argentinian coach Marcelo Bielsa and move out of the Ligue 1 relegation zone.
The second straight win dragged Lille out of the bottom two, having ended a nine-match winless streak with a 3-0 victory over Metz before the international break.
Lille forward Nicolas Pepe leapt highest at the back post to open the scoring in the 20th minute, though Jonathan Bamba fired home a penalty on the stroke of half-time to equalise for the visitors.
The hosts retook the lead in the 71st minute through Brazilian Thiago Mendes, while Ezequiel Ponce added some gloss to the scoreline with a minute of normal time to play.