Mar 23, 2014 at 8pm UK at ​Stade Louis II
MonacoAS Monaco
1-1
Lille
Obbadi (4')
Echiejile (16')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Origi (38')
Kjaer (34'), Balmont (68')

Half-Time Report: Lille holding Monaco to draw at break

Lille come from behind to go into half time of their Ligue 1 clash with Monaco all square at 1-1 this evening.

Lille have come from a goal down to go into the halfway stage of their match with Monaco all square at 1-1 this evening.

Monaco's Mounir Obbadi scores the opening goal against Lille in the Ligue 1 match on March 23, 2014© AFP

Monaco took the lead within 10 minutes as Vincent Enyeama failed to collect Valere Germain's cross, allowing Mounir Obbadi to capitalise and finish into an empty net.

The visitors began to ease themselves into the match as the half wore on and could have had a penalty shortly after the half-hour mark as Salomon Kalou's effort appeared to strike the arm of Nicolas Isimat-Mirin, but the referee was unmoved.

Lille's Divock Origi celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's first goal against Monaco in the Ligue 1 match on March 23, 2014© AFP

They did get an equaliser just before the break, however, launching a quick counter-attack that saw Kalou and Ryan Mendes combine to set up Divock Origi, who swept the ball home from close range.

Neither side could add another goal in the closing stages of the half as they went into the break all square and with everything to fight for in the second half.

Lille's French coach Rene Girard looks on during the French L1 football match Lille vs Rennes on January 24, 2014
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