Former Everton loanee Lacina Traore strikes a late equaliser for Monaco away at Belgian side Anderlecht.
came off the bench to rescue a 1-1 draw for AS Lacina Traore in their Monaco group opener away at Europa League this evening. Anderlecht
It was somewhat against the run of play when the home side broke the deadlock in the 11th minute.
's deep cross found Dennis Praet , who fired a volley into the net from close range. Guillaume Gillet © Getty Images
Monaco's response to having fallen behind was positive, yet a combination of wayward finishing and the form of
in the Anderlecht goal kept the Belgians in front going into the break. Silvio Proto
In contrast to the start of the contest, Anderlecht come out for the second half on the offensive and their positivity was almost rewarded on two occasions before the hour mark.
dragged his low shot inches wide of the near post, before Youri Tielemans 's effort flew just off target with Matias Suarez in the Monaco goal seemingly beaten. Danijel Subasic
Anderlecht's failure to double their advantage was eventually punished five minutes from time when
's effort was rebounded to former Everton loanee Traore, who nodded the ball in from close range to ensure that the spoils would be shared in Brussels. Stephan El Shaarawy
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