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Ranieri reveals Abidal absence

24 March 2014 12:44

Monaco head coach Claudio Ranieri has revealed that Eric Abidal left the stadium without permission ahead of Sunday's 1-1 draw with Lille.

The defender had been left out of the starting XI for an encounter that saw the principality club lose further ground on leaders Paris Saint-Germain in the race for the Ligue 1 title.

However, the France international was not named among the substitutes either, and Ranieri later explained he had returned home.

"It's his problem, I know he was at home," Ranieri was quoted as telling reporters. "He did not stay for the game.

"If there is a problem I will talk with the club. I want to know why he left. He was not on the bench. He left.

"He had a good week and trained every day but I preferred another player."

Monaco meet Lens in the Coupe de France quarter-finals on Wednesday, and Ranieri is open to reconciliation should Abidal perform well in training.

"I will see how it goes in the training session and I will then make a decision," he added.

Monaco now sit 10 points adrift of PSG at the summit of Ligue 1 with eight games left to play.

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1 - 1

Lille

W W W L W
Competition
Ligue 1
Date
23 March 2014
Game week
30
Kick-off
21:00
Half-time
1 - 1
Full-time
1 - 1
Venue
Stade Louis II. (Monaco)
Attendance
7157

Goals

M. Obbadi 4'
(assist by V. Germain) 
1 - 0
1 - 1
38' D. Origi
 (assist by Ryan Mendes)

Lineups

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
11
7
16
23
24
25
29
# Player Bookings
10
20
7
15
16
22
26

Tuesday 21 April

Monday 20 April

23:04
22:53
22:39
22:11
21:28
20:52
20:24
19:34
19:12
18:44
17:54
17:06
16:47
16:25
16:09
16:07
16:01
15:55
14:37
13:58
13:43
13:12
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11:11
10:30
08:54
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Sunday 19 April

23:48
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23:35
23:26
22:42
22:20
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20:00
19:47
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Ligue 1 table

# Team MP D P
1 33 +37 65
2 32 +30 65
3 33 +17 59
4 33 +26 57
5 33 +14 57
6 33 +1 54
7 33 +9 52
8 33 +6 50
9 33 -5 46
10 33 -7 43
11 33 -5 41
12 33 -12 40
13 33 -3 38
14 33 -16 38
15 33 -17 38
16 33 -9 37
17 33 -15 37
18 33 -11 35
19 32 -17 29
20 33 -23 26

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