PARIS (Reuters) - Monaco’s Champions League hopes took another knock when they slumped to a 2-1 last-gap defeat at Nice in Ligue 1 on Saturday.
The principality side opened the scoring thanks to league top scorer Wissam Ben Yedder’s 18th goal but Kasper Dolberg completed a double in stoppage time to give the hosts a deserved victory.
Monaco, who had drawn their two previous games, were reduced to 10 men in the 86th minute when Stevan Jovetic picked up a red card for a dangerous tackle, seven minutes before Dolberg netted the winner.
The result left Monaco, who would have been within three points of third place in Ligue 1 if they had won, in ninth place on 40 points from 28 games.
Nice climbed up to sixth on 41 points, behind Stade Reims, who beat Brest 1-0, on goal difference.
Leaders Paris St Germain’s trip to RC Strasbourg on Saturday was postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.
PSG have 68 points from 27 games.
Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Clare Fallon