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Soccer-Monaco salvage draw against Reims in Kovac's first game in charge

Aug 23 (Reuters) - Monaco rallied from two goals down to salvage a point in a 2-2 home draw against Stade de Reims in their first game under new coach Nico Kovac in Ligue 1 on Sunday.

Hoping to find some stability after using five coaches in two years, Monaco found themselves trailing 2-0 after 21 minutes following goals by Boulaye Dia and El Bilal Toure.

But Axel Disasi and Benoit Badiashile, who both had a catastrophic start in central defence, scored either way of the interval as Monaco stepped up a gear.

Angers, the only team with a win so far, are the early leaders after the 2020-2021 started on Friday.

There was no Ligue 1 matches for five months as the 2019-2020 season was abandoned because of the COVID-19 crisis. (Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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