Falcao answers Ibrahimovic
It was Les Monégasques that launched the first attack of the game via Ferreira Carrasco straight from kick-off, but it was the Parisians that shot and scored first. Released down the left, Maxwell picked out Ibrahimovic who volleyed beyond Subasic from close range. The Parc des Princes exploded with joy, but ASM FC refused to lie down. In the 14th minute, Ferreira Carrasco had the first shot at goal for the visitors, but the young Belgian failed to catch out Sirigu. Moments later, PSG lost their captain Thiago Silva with a thigh injury, replaced by Camara. In the 17th minute it was Kondogbia's turn to try his luck from distance with a shot that flew high. But Monaco's desire to attack paid dividends in the 20th minute when Moutinho's cross was boxed out by Sirigu. The ball came straight back to the Portugal international whose second cross was headed home by the diving Falcao. It was the Colombian goal machine's fifth of the season and he ran and celebrated with the travelling supporters.
From one end to the other
Paris responded immediately and Cavani earned a dangerous free-kick from a Kurzawa foul on the right of the box (21'). Monaco headed clear. In the 24th minute, Ibrahimovic almost caught out Subasic with a half volley from over 25m out. The Croatian goalkeeper touched the ball behind for a corner. AS Monaco FC had another chance in the 27th minute, but Ferreira Carrasco fired wide, as did Cavani in the 29th minute. Paris finished the first half on top and had another chance on the counterattack in the 41st minute. Ibrahimovic tried to chip Subasic, but the ball floated just wide and Lavezzi was unable to turn the ball back into play. The half-time whistle blew and it looked as though AS Monaco FC had weathered the Paris storm.
Kurzawa saves his side
The first chance of the second half saw Ibrahimovic's backheel flick saved, just, by Subasic (52'). At the other end, Sirigu stood and watched as Ferreira Carrasco's shot flashed centimetres wide (56'). A minute later, Kurzawa saved his side with a tackle in extremis on Matuidi just as the France international prepared to pull the trigger. In the 59th minute, Kondogbia headed Moutinho's corner high. Kondogbia was replaced by James that saw Moutinho drop back to partner Obbadi in defensive midfield. With 20 minutes to go, James saw his stinging volley saved at the second attempt by Sirigu. The Monaco wall then blocked Cavani's free-kick (71'), before Lucas fired wide from long range (74').
Cavani and Falcao go close
While the frantic rhythm slowed a little in the final minutes, the chances kept coming. Kurzawa's shot on the turn was saved by Sirigu in the 79th minute. The final seconds still provided excitement for the sell-out crowd in the Parc des Princes. In the 90th minute, Raggi, who had just come on to replace Fabinho, denied Cavani as he prepared to blast at goal. The Uruguayan then sent a glancing header into the outside of the side netting. Deep in stoppage time, it was Falcao who was blocked before getting a shot off. The final whistle confirmed the draw that keeps Monaco top of the Ligue 1 standings. But there's little time to enjoy it with Wednesday's Week 7 visit of SC Bastia to the Stade Louis II.