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Lille, last season finished seventeenth and now back in second place, will face AS Monaco on Friday night, last season finished second and now back in seventeenth place.
Lille had a difficult game during the previous round visiting subtopper AS Saint-Étienne, but in the final stage it was Nicolas Pépé who made the difference and gave his team a deserved 1-0 win. As a result, the Lille team has entered even more of a no-man’s-land, as the backlog of Paris Saint-Germain is seventeen points (and another catching-up game for Parisians) in practice, while Olympique Lyonnais follows seven points with ten rounds of play to go in the Ligue 1. Profit in this match against the number two of last season would bring the second place and the accompanying ticket for the Champions League a little closer and moreover bring the unbeaten series in the team’s competition in double numbers .
One of the silent forces of Christophe Galtier’s team this season is the Turkish right back Zeki Celik who came over from Istanbulspor in the summer. Since then, the 22-year-old Turk has played 25 games in the Ligue 1 in which he was responsible for four assists and only picked up four yellow cards. “Everything is OK.” according to the Turk. “We are second in the league and can reach the Champions League. That would be fantastic, because I have never played in it. Next season I also want to play for Lille.” The selection of Les Dogues therefore seems to include at least Celik next season, but for the rest there are still many questions about who will leave this summer with the excellent performing team of Christophe Galtier.
Under the leadership of Leonardo Jardim, AS Monaco has now lost six games in the Ligue 1 (three wins and three draws), but the last two weeks have been a little less smooth for the Monegasken. In the last two games against Angers (2-2 draw) and Girondins de Bordeaux (1-1 draw), AS Monaco was the parent team, but both times they lost points. Now that retention is not yet certain for the Monegasken, that is anything but a favorable development, but with ten games to go and a six-point lead over the relegation zone for AS Monaco, the team seems to have fought their way out of the relegation zone.
The great man at the Monegasken in recent weeks is the Colombian Radamel Falcao. Falcao already scored twelve times this season, including three in the last three games. Admittedly, against Girondins de Bordeaux the Colombian was also somewhat embarrassed by causing a penalty for the Girondines, but the captain is again a defining player in Monaco this season. Under Thierry Henry the Colombian did not come up with the best game of his career, but in recent weeks South American seems to be in top form and together with the Portuguese attackers Rony Lopes and Gelson Martins he forms a feared trio.
Lille vs Monaco head to head matches
18.08.18 L1 Monaco Lille 0 : 0
16.03.18 L1 Monaco Lille 2 : 1
22.09.17 L1 Lille Monaco 0 : 4
14.05.17 L1 Monaco Lille 4 : 0
04.04.17 COU Monaco Lille 2 : 1