Oct 25, 2014 at 7pm UK at ​Stade Armand Cesari
Bastia
1-3
MonacoAS Monaco
Maboulou (22')
Palmieri (36'), Maboulou (86'), Diakite (90')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Germain (5'), Kondogbia (78'), Ferreira-Carrasco (85')
Raggi (38'), Bakayoko (90')

Half-Time Report: Monaco denied lead by Bastia response

Bastia's Christopher Maboulou cancels out Valere Germain's opener for Monaco to ensure that the Ligue 1 clash is level at 1-1 at half time.

A Christopher Maboulou equaliser has ensured that Bastia ended the first half level at 1-1 with Monaco in their Ligue 1 game this evening.

Monaco were on top from the first whistle, and they should have been ahead in the fourth minute when Valere Germain released Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco, who fired a poor effort wide of the post.

Germain showed his teammate how to remain calm in front of goal moments later as he beat the offside trap before slotting past a helpless Alphonse Areola.

Bastia responded well after suffering the early setback, and Ryad Boudebouz came close to responding immediately with a powerful free kick which forced Danijel Subasic into a good save.

An extended spell of Bastia dominance was rewarded midway through the first half when Maboulou found space to power a header home from Francois Kamano's cross.

Bastia were denied a second goal by Subasic, who displayed impressive reflexes to keep out Sebastien Squillaci's header following good work from Boudebouz.

Lacina Traore, back in the Monaco side as a replacement for the injured Dimitar Berbatov, should have done more to capitalise on a rare opening before the break, but he could only slice wide while under pressure in the box.

Monaco manager Leonardo Jardim looks on during the Emirates Cup match between Valencia and AS Monaco at the Emirates Stadium on August 2, 2014
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