Monaco takes French League 1 lead with 1-1 draw at Dijon

PARIS — Monaco claimed top spot in France's League One on Tuesday with a laboured 1-1 draw at promoted Dijon.

An 88th-minute equalizer from Dijon midfielder Frederic Sammaritano made Monaco pay for its failure to control the game after Argentine forward Guido Carrillo opened the scoring after 17 minutes.

Monaco now leads Nice on goal difference alone. Both have 33 points. Nice can reclaim the top spot at Guingamp on Wednesday.

Monaco was a pale imitation of its usual slicker self. Its defending was hesitant and the players' touch and inventiveness was missing on a chilly night against a feisty Dijon team. Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim won't have recognized his side whose tally of 44 goals so far this season is the highest of any in Europe's top five leagues.

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