LE CASHICO : MONACO – PSG
Bad moment for Monaco as they just got eliminated from Champions League by Valencia who simply outsmarted them.
Luck was also not on Monaco’s side as they missed key midfielder Moutinho through injury. In these conditions Monaco’s midfield was too defensive minded and Berbanrdo Silva was the only midfielder involved in the offensive phase. Most probably Moutinho will sit out against PSG as well.
But the bad news don’t stop here as important fullback Kurzawa suffered an injury against Valencia and may also miss.
Under normal conditions the left side with Kurzawa and Cavaleiro can be Monaco’s strongest part but now Kurzawa got injured, and it seems that coach Jardmi doesn’t exactly trust Cavaleiro and often substitutes him.
PSG won all games so far and they impressed defensively (are yet to concede). In the attacking phase there is a different story as they scored only 4 goals so far and haven’t exactly missed chances on a conveyor belt. In these 3 rounds PSG were without Ibrahimovic and Di Maria but now against Monaco both of them are available and will most probably be in the lineup.
This is really bad news for Monaco and their central defenders Carvalho (37 years old) and Raggi (31) who won’t have a moment of peace.
Guests will have to do without injured midfielder Pastore.
If the circumstances would have been different than maybe Monaco could have kept at home at least 1 point, but not immediately after they got eliminated from Champions league, without two of their best players and exactly when Di Maria will make his debut for PSG… PSG -0.5 at 1.98
UPDATE: Monaco will have to do without forward Dirar. Fullback Kurzawa transferred to PSG but he won’t be playing against his former teammates because of injury.
Monaco: Subasic, Nardi – R.Carvalho, Echiejile, Fabinho, Raggi, Alm.Touré, Wallace – T.Bakayoko, Boschilia, Lemar, Pasalic, Ber.Silva, Toulalan, Ad.Traoré – Cavaleiro, Carrillo, El Shaarawy, A.Martial
PSG: Trapp, Sirigu, Aurier, van der Wiel, Marquihnos, Silva, Luiz, Sabaly, Maxwell, Motta, Verratti, Matuidi, Rabiot, Stambouli, Di Maria, Lucas, Lavezzi, Cavani, Ibrahimovic.