PARIS (AP) — Fourth-place Saint-Etienne failed to win for a fourth straight game in the French league and needed a late goal from Turkey striker Mevlut Erding to draw 3-3 against struggling Lens on Friday.
Midfielder Landry N'Guemo gave Saint-Etienne the lead early on and the home side appeared to be coasting when winger Yohan Mollo made it 2-0 in the 58th minute.
But Lens, which remains in 19th place, hit back as forward Yoann Touzghar scored twice and strike partner Pablo Chavarria made it 3-2 to the visitors after 77 minutes.
Erding, recently criticized by coach Christophe Galtier after a lackluster performance in a loss to Paris Saint-Germain, struck in the 83rd with his first goal since Aug. 17.
Monaco can move into fourth place if it wins at Guingamp on Sunday.