Monaco spurned the chance to close the gap on their Ligue 1 title rivals as they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to fifth-placed St Etienne last night.
After launching themselves back into contention with a run of three straight league victories, Leonardo Jardim’s men, who play Juventus in the Champions League quarter-final in 10 days' time, were heavily tipped to keep up the heat on the top three by recording a triumph on home turf.
But St Etienne were in no mood to lie down and roll over, with Mevlut Erding heading Franck Tabanou's cross beyond Danijel Subasic to grab them the lead on 62 mintues.
Moments later, however, the hosts restored parity when Anthony Martial volleyed home a leveller just two minutes after coming off the bench.
A late Monaco winner failed to materialise though, leaving them rooted in fourth position, seven points adrift of leaders Paris Saint-Germain.