Entering the Coupe de la Ligue semi-final, Toulouse will be without Cristian Pavon who has begun to shine during his third year at the club, scoring eleven goals and providing eleven assists this season. Toulouse have not lost to AS Monaco in the past three years, with their previous five fixtures seeing two victories to Toulouse and three draws.
“The Coupe de la Ligue remains the only trophy in France that I have yet to win during my time at Toulouse.” said Toulouse manager Dominique Arribage. “Hopefully we are able to get past AS Monaco and we will do our best to win the trophy for the first time in the history of the club.” he added.
Key Player: Achraf Lazaar
Leading Scorer: Arkadiusz Milik (16)
Recent Form: WWLXL
Injuries: Andrija Balic & Matej Mitrovic
With no European competitions to worry about this season, AS Monaco find themselves completely focused on the Coupe de la Ligue semi-final after being eliminated from the French Cup by SC Bastia. AS Monaco have been in good form during the Ligue 1 season and should they maintain their current level of performance, it is expected that they will be playing European football next season.
“Our squad is ready for this game, the Coupe de la Ligue is our best chance at claiming a trophy this season and we don’t want to miss out on this opportunity.” said AS Monaco captain Jeremy Toulalan. “Toulouse have their focus spread across four competitions and are struggling for fitness, I believe we are favourites in this match for a reason and we will earn a place in the Coupe de la Ligue final.” he added.