Arsenal old boys met in a Ligue 1 clash as Thierry Henry’s AS Monaco and Patrick Vieira’s Nice shared the spoils in a 1-1 stalemate with Vieira admitting that their reunion was “really weird”.
The two Frenchmen made numerous appearances for both club and country, winning the 1998 FIFA World Cup and two English Premier League titles together. Benoit Badiashile Mukinayi’s header in the 50th minute canceled out Allan Saint-Maximin’s first-half strike and Vieira and Henry had to settle for a point apiece at the Stade Louis II.
Vieira was asked about coming up against Henry before the Ligue 1 clash, “We both just wished each other luck, that’s all. It was weird, really weird. When I saw him coming out of the locker room, it felt weird. We walked the steps together, we used to climb them together when we played. It was really good, a wink. But then there’s the game and you do what you have to do. He did what he had to do, but it felt weird. We talked, we said a few things to each other.”