Henry’s Monaco draws 1-1 with Vieira’s Nice in French league

Monaco remain without a home win in Ligue 1 this term as they failed to beat ten man Nice with former teammates (Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira) sharing the spoils in the Cote d’Azur derby.

The match was rescheduled from December with Ligue 1 rules stating only players registered for the initial fixture date can take part.

Monaco came from behind to take what could prove to be a valuable point in their relegation battle as teenage defender Benoit Badiashile’s first senior goal cancelled out Allan Saint-Maximin’s opener at Stade Louis II.

Winger Allan Saint-Maximin put Nice ahead in the 30th minute and 17-year-old defender Benoit Badiashile equalized shortly after halftime, becoming the youngest scorer in the French top flight this season. Badiashile’s header from a corner was deemed to have crossed the line by the use of goal-line technology.

Monaco has not won at home this season and ade 19th, only one point ahead of last-place Guingamp, who beat Rennes 2-1 at home.