Monaco waste two-goal lead,held at Sochaux

Monaco have 22 points from 10 games to PSG’s 24 after the French champions hammered Bastia 4-0 on Saturday.

Written by Reuters | Paris | Published: October 21, 2013 4:38:30 am

Monaco trailed Ligue 1 leaders Paris St Germain by two points after they wasted a two-goal lead in a disappointing 2-2 draw at lowly Sochaux on Sunday.

Yannick Ferreira Carrasco had put Claudio Ranieri’s side 2-0 up after 10 minutes,but Sochaux,in coach Herve Renard’s first game in charge,fought back after the break with goals by Cedric Bakambu and Joseph Lopy.

Monaco have 22 points from 10 games to PSG’s 24 after the French champions hammered Bastia 4-0 on Saturday.

Monaco got off to a great start,with Ferreira latching on to a Marcel Tisserand cross in the fifth minute and doubling the tally five minutes later by firing past Simon Pouplin after intercepting a poor back pass by Carlao.

Sochaux stepped up a gear after the interval and striker Bakambu reduced the arrears with a powerful header 11 minutes into the second half.

Thirteen minutes later,Lopy equalised with a header at the far post from Rafael Dias’s corner kick.

Evra slams ex-players

PARIS: Soccer international Patrice Evra has lashed out at his critics in France,calling former champions Bixente Lizarazu and Luis Fernandez “bums”. Evra said both former players had unfairly criticised him.

“My public image is good. It’s not these bums who will tarnish my image,” the Manchester United fullback said on Sunday. “I’m not arrogant. It’s the truth,those people will never have my honours,they have never won anything. People who see me in the streets are very kind with me. It’s only a few commentators.”

“I have been told that Luis Fernandez (was speaking ill of me)… In 2008,I gave him a tour of Old Trafford and he was like he was at Euro Disney,” Evra added.

“Lizarazu,I don’t know what he has against me,” said Evra. “I was twice voted the best left back in the world and four times the best left back in the Premier League. I don’t know if he was ever voted the best left back in the world. He is the only player who did not shake my hand when I got my first cap with France.”

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