Five days after their victory in Nantes (1-0), AS Monaco faces OM tonight in the Coupe de la Ligue (9:05 pm). For this match, Leonardo Jardim decided to let four stars rest (Islam Slimani, Gelson Martins, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Kamil Glik). In the selected group, Arthur Zagré, Benjamin Henrichs, Henry Onyekuru and Naldo are back.
The Coupe de la Ligue will soon be decided. This latest edition has the power to qualify its winner in the Europa League next season. For Monaco or OM, which are both aiming for the Champions League, it would be a simple consolation prize, but this trophy, which has escaped the Monegasque club since 2003, is enough to motivate ASM. Especially the players who lack playing time like Jean-Kévin Augustin, Keita Balde, and Guillermo Maripán, all three starting in this match.
The 3-5-2 should be maintained
Leonardo Jardim has decided to rest Islam Slimani, Gelson Martins, Tiemoué Bakayoko and Kamil Glik, four indisputable starters. His idea is to keep a 3-5-2 shape, a formation that lets players like Aleksandr Golovin and Wissam Ben Yedder shine. Both team leaders could be lined up. Opposite, OM, who is coming off of a scathing defeat at the Parc des Princes (0-4), should line up most of their starters with Dimitri Payet and Dario Benedetto in the attack.
There are still seats for the meeting starting at 10 €: https://billetterie.asmonaco.com/en/
*Article originally published in the French edition of the Monaco Tribune.