Monaco 1 PSG 1
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sebastien Squillaci headed Monaco in to the lead but PSG earned a share of the spoils courtesy of Gabriel Heinze (pictured), although it could be deemed an own goal by home keeper Flavio Roma.
The first half was largely notable for its competitive nature, rather than goalscoring chances, and it was a wonder it was 1-1 at the interval.
On 26 minutes, Monaco took the lead when Jerome Rothen's free kick in to the penalty area was headed in off the far post by Squillaci with Jerome Alonzo unable to claw the ball out.
Monaco keeper Roma, though, will be cursing himself for the goal which presented the visitors with a point after ruining his initial good work.
Roma pushed Pauleta's snap-shot round the post but from Fabrice Fiorese's corner, the keeper only flicked the ball to the far post where Heinze lay in wait.
The Argentine defender headed the ball back across goal with Roma's despairing attempts to preserve his clean sheet only resulting in the ball crossing the line.
In the second half, Monaco were the dominant side but they could not muster a winner with Squillaci having a goal disallowed, unjustly, for offside.
Rothen's delivery from the flanks was proving troublesome and his cross on 77 minutes was headed over the bar by Ludovic Giuly.
With six minutes left, Giuly should have nabbed a winner when latching on to a through ball but he lofted his shot over the onrushing Alonzo and wide of the target.
PSG were barely spotted as an attacking force in the second half but arguably should have snatched a winner but for the inexplicable actions of Reinaldo.
Juan Pablo Sorin's ball into the box was cleverly dummied at the near post but, rather than finish from six-yards out, Reinaldo attempted to flick the ball back to a team-mate instead of shooting.