Montpellier hold Lens to 1-1 draw

A second-half header by defender Faitout Maouassa allowed Montpellier to snatch a home 1-1 draw against Lens in Ligue 1 on Saturday.

Lens took the lead in the fourth minute through midfielder Angelo Fulgini, who netted with a chipped finish for his first Ligue 1 goal since he joined on loan from Mainz at the end of last month.

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Maouassa nodded home to equalise for the persistent Montpellier side an hour into the game to earn a precious point and increase their distance from the drop zone to eight points.

Lens remain fourth on 50 points, level with third-placed AS Monaco and two points below Olympique Marseille, in second, who both have a game in hand. Montpellier are 14th on 27 points.