Monaco and Benfica played out a goalless Champions League Group C draw at the Stade Louis II on Wednesday.
Both sides wasted clear-cut chances early in the first half before Benfica defender Lisandro Lopez was sent off 15 minutes from time for a dangerous tackle on Joao Moutinho.
Despite their numerical advantage, Monaco could not find the breakthrough in the closing stages and Benfica held on for a point.
Monaco had several chances to open the scoring in the early exchanges.
Lucas Ocampos really...
Monaco put their indifferent form this season behind them to record a 2-0 win over Evian.
Three wins from nine had left them in the bottom half of the table and in desperate need of some consistency, and they will hope this win can be the start of that process.
They could not have wished for a better start with Joao Moutinho scoring a penalty inside the first minute and then wrapped things up through Yannick Ferreira Carrasco in the second half.
The early penalty was just what the hosts needed and...
PARIS -- Monaco defender Ricardo Carvalho expressed his delight after Jose Mourinho praised his performance in the recent Ligue 1 clash against Paris Saint-Germain.
Mourinho told Telefoot in a recent interview that Carvalho, 36, had played like he was 26 during the 1-1 draw with the defending French champions earlier this month.
The centre-back, who played for Mourinho at Porto, Chelsea and Real Madrid, was full of praise for the Blues boss after Portugal's 2-1 defeat to France on Saturday.