Super Eagles winger, Henry Onyekuru got an assist in his home debut for Monaco as they were held at home by Nimes Olympique, AOIFootball.com reports.
Following a not too impressive debut last weekend away to Metz, the 22-year-old kept his place as the injury-ravaged hosts went in search of their first goal and point of the campaign.
The wait, however, lasted just 39 minutes as the ever-lively Onyekuru produced a moment of alertness and pure brilliance to setup Islam Slimani with the former Leicester City forward firing home to give the hosts a 1-0 lead.
Onyekuru was again involved deep into half time as he set up Islam Slimani whose initial effort was saved by the goalkeeper before fellow new recruit Wissam Ben Yedder fired home from close range to put Monaco 2-0.
But just like in their opening two league games, the hosts were again reduced to 10 men nine minutes after the restart after the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) rescinded the referee’s decision before awarding a straight red card to right-back Jamerson.
The incident did, however, leave Monaco struggling to hold onto the game at the back as goals from Romain Philippoteaux and Ahoueke Steve Kevin inside the final 20 minutes denied them their first win of the season.
Onyekuru was on for 74 minutes before being withdrawn and he had a game rating of 6.9, completing 73% of his passes, made one key pass and also won four duels to help Monaco move up to 19th on the table.