Monaco’s Champions League hopes took a hit as they were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw by Le Havre at Stade Louis II. Youssouf Fofana’s own goal cancelled out Wissam Ben Yedder’s strike, leaving Monaco winless in three Ligue 1 matches.
Le Havre started with surprising resilience, weathering an early storm of Monaco attacks before almost opening the scoring themselves. Christopher Opéri’s curling corner seemed destined for the net, but Philipp Köhn produced a stunning leap to tip it over.
The visitors grew in confidence and forced a fine save from Desmas after the restart. However, it was Monaco who broke the deadlock through Ben Yedder, the striker netting his ninth goal in six games with a clinical finish.
But just as Monaco seemed on course for victory, disaster struck. An attempted clearance following a free-kick deflected off Fofana and into his own net, denying his side a clean sheet and handing Le Havre a lifeline.
Monaco pushed for a winner late on, but Le Havre held firm to secure a valuable point. The draw extends their unbeaten run to four games, while Monaco remain winless in three Ligue 1 home matches and haven’t won any of their last 11 away games.
Adi Hütter’s side face a tall task if they want to reach the Champions League. They’ll need to rediscover their winning form quickly, starting with their next match.
Man of the Match: Arthur Desmas (Le Havre)