Tired Falcao to miss Lyon trip
– French champions Monaco will make the tricky trip to Lyon tonight without red-hot striker Radamel Falcao, as they look to keep up the pressure on Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain.
Leonardo Jardim’s side dropped two points with a 1-1 home draw against Montpellier before the international break to slip three points adrift of PSG.
Colombian Falcao has been in stunning form so far this season, scoring 12 goals in just eight league outings, but his midweek efforts in helping his country qualify for next year’s World Cup have ruled him out of the game.
“He played last night, then there are the different trips (to get back to Monaco),” Jardim (above) said this week.
“To try to play against Lyon could kill him. He will not play. In fact, his physical condition doesn’t allow him to play two matches in 48 hours.”
Despite Falcao’s early goal, Monaco were far from their best in their last league match against Montpellier and will have to bounce back with Argentinian Guido Carrillo likely to start up front. – AFP