Before Monaco’s trip to Bordeaux on Sunday, on behalf of the 33rd day of Ligue 1, four players in the Monegasque workforce tested positive for the coronavirus. Their identity has not been disclosed.
Objective four in a row for Monaco. After his cards against Saint-Etienne (4-0), Metz (4-0) and Dijon (3-0), the Rocher club wants to continue Sunday against the Girondins de Bordeaux (5:05 pm), on behalf of the 33rd day de Ligue 1. A game that Cesc Fabregas will miss. Hit in a thigh, the experienced Spanish midfielder is in the re-athletic phase.
Four other players are absent from the group unveiled this Saturday by Niko Kovac. They tested positive for the coronavirus. Their identity has not been disclosed by Monaco, which specifies in a statement that their state of health does not cause concern. “All the necessary measures have been taken: they have been isolated and are monitored by the medical staff, in conjunction with the local authorities”, specifies the club. Good news for Kovac: no major player in his group has been affected by the coronavirus.
Volland is present
As noted by Nice morning, some elements are missing: the French defender Chrislain Matsima, the Belgian midfielder Eliot Matazo, the Senegalese winger Krépin Diatta and the Italian center forward Pietro Pellegri. Kevin Volland, he will be present in Gironde. The German, who has scored 14 goals this season in the league, had to withdraw last weekend against Dijon because of bronchitis.
Third in the standings, five points behind the Lille leader, Monaco will face a Gironde team in free fall. Jean-Louis Gasset’s players have only one success in their last twelve games in all competitions.