On the occasion of the reception of AS Monaco, the coach of OL, Laurent Blanc will be deprived of one of his executives.
Bad news for Olympique Lyonnais. While the Gones welcome Friday evening, at the opening of the 36th day of Ligue 1, AS Monaco, they will not be able to count on its pillar of defense, Dejan Lovren. Injured, the experienced Croatian defender is forced to forfeit this crucial poster in the race for Europe.
“Dejan Lovren presents a muscle injury to the left thigh which occurred during the match played on Sunday afternoon in Clermont”announced this Tuesday, via a press release, the Rhone club, which did not however specify the duration of unavailability of the former Liverpool.
🩺 Medical point
Dejan Lovren presents a muscular lesion in the left thigh which occurred during the match played on Sunday afternoon in Clermont. He will be forfeited for the reception of Monaco.
The duration of his unavailability will be determined according to the evolution of his injury.
— Olympique Lyonnais (@OL) May 16, 2023
End of season?
“So it’s not impossible that Dejan Lovren’s season is already over”, advance for his part RMC Sport. The absence of the 33-year-old defender is inevitably a blow for OL, who still have to face Reims and Nice after this meeting against the Monegasques.
As a reminder, Olympique Lyonnais is currently in 7th place in the Ligue 1 standings, nine behind AS Monaco (4th) and four from Losc (5th), which occupies the last qualifying place for a European Cup. Europe.