Monaco hang on for Bordeaux draw
Bordeaux's faltering season continued after they were held to an away draw by 10-man Monaco.
Bordeaux led after nine minutes when Djimi Traore scored an own-goal but Monaco, who failed to score a league goal in October, stormed ahead with two goals in 20 minutes after half-time. Park Chu-young and Mathieu Coutadeur were the scorers, but the lead lasted just nine minutes as substitute Jussie equalised.
Coutadeur was then sent off for a second bookable offence seven minutes from the end, but Bordeaux could not take advantage. It left them in ninth place in the table while Monaco remain in the drop zone.
Bordeaux piled on the pressure early with Wendel firing just wide after
Park then flashed Monaco's first shot wide after 16 minutes before Ruffier made a fine stop to keep out a long-range Benoit Tremoulinas effort.
Monaco levelled three minutes after half-time when Park ended their four-game wait for a goal by tapping in after Dieumerci Mbokani's header had hit the crossbar and fallen to him. Mbonkani almost added a second soon after but
Monaco did go ahead, however, with 64 minutes played when Carrasso completely misjudged a Coutadeur free-kick from near the corner flag and saw the ball fly in. But a first win in five games went begging when Jussie volleyed in an equaliser after 72 minutes when he met a
Coutadeur was then given his marching orders with seven minutes left but it was Monaco who could have won it in injury time when Carrasso made an excellent save to keep out Mbokani's first-time shot.