This Friday, AS Monaco welcomes LOSC as part of the 14th day of Ligue 1. And for this shock, Niko Kovac will be deprived of several players.
AS Monaco: Niko Kovac with four absent against LOSC
It’s time for the recovery! After two weeks of international truce, Ligue 1 resumes its rights this weekend with a shock on the Rock. This Friday evening (9 p.m.), AS Monaco welcomes LOSC at the Louis II stadium for the opening of the 14th day of Ligue 1. Held in check on the last day against Stade Reims (0-0), AS Monaco must quickly raise his head. This requires a victory this Friday against its direct competitor. The Monegasque club occupies 12th place in Ligue 1 with two points ahead of LOSC (13th).
The men of Niko Kovac must therefore impose at home in order to widen the gap with its direct competitors and climb to the top of the table. But the Monegasques know that this mission will not be chosen against the reigning French champion. For this shock, coach Niko Kovac will also be deprived of four players. The central defender Benoît Badiashile and the midfielder Alexander Golovin are suspended.
Locker room frame, Cesc Fabregaswill not be in the game. Victim of a muscle injury, the Spanish midfielder is not yet operational, just like Eliot Matazo. On the other hand, Maripan figure well in the group of AS Monaco. Retained with the selection of Chile, the central defender returned in time for his stay in South America. He is available for the match against the Mastiffs. Good news for Niko Kovac.
The group selected by Niko Kovac against Lille OSC
Goalkeepers: Majecki, Nübel
Defenders: Aguilar, C. Henrique, Disasi, Jakobs, Maripán, Matsima, Pavlović, Sidibé
Midfielders: Diatta, Diop, Fofana, Gelson Martins, Jean Lucas, Lemarechal, Tchouameni
Forwards: Ben Yedder, Boadu, Isidor, Volland