Monaco-Lyon, composition: 2 big surprises in the ASM 11!


By: Manu Tournoux

Olympique Lyonnais travel to Monaco to open the 16th day of Ligue 1, this Friday (9 p.m.). Here is the expected line-up for the Principality club.

Dashing third in Ligue 1, AS Monaco welcomes Olympique Lyonnais for a great classic between two strongholds of French football. Although OL remains the bottom of this championship, the picture of the ranking will be overshadowed by a certain rivalry between these two clubs which have often faced each other in an electric atmosphere in the past.

If Monaco obviously approaches this match with the status of favorite, Adi Hütter holds OL in high esteem. “Everyone knows that Olympique Lyonnais is one of the most prestigious clubs in France, with a great history and notably seven league titles acquired in the early 2000s. I also remember the great Champions League matches that this team played at that time. »

Many absent in Monaco

A distrust reinforced by the hazards which plague the Monegasque squad for this match. ASM will indeed be deprived of many important elements, starting with Golovin and Vanderson, both suspended for this match. Hütter will also have to cope without several injured players, such as long-term absentees Caio Henrique and Embolo. The technician should rely on the Balogun-Ben Yedder tandem in attack, while Diatta and Jakobs are expected in piston roles. The Fofana-Zakaria duo will continue in the middle.

The expected line-up for Monaco : Köhn – Singo, Maripan, Salisu – K. Diatta, Yo. Fofana, Zakaria, Jakobs – Minamino – Balogun, Ben Yedder.

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