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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

L W W W L
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

Sunday 29 March

Saturday 28 March

23:45
23:32
23:07
22:55
22:41
22:13
21:59
21:13
20:57
20:56
20:41
20:35
20:33
19:52
19:37
19:29
19:27
18:53
18:37
18:16
17:34
17:12
16:49
15:17
14:45
14:42
14:37
14:28
13:45
13:30
13:03
12:27
12:03
10:54
10:52
10:35
06:50
05:08
03:53
03:45
03:31
02:05
01:48
01:39
00:47
00:47
00:16
00:11
00:01
00:01

Friday 27 March

23:49
23:47
23:14
23:04
22:46
22:38
20:59
20:57
19:28
19:16
18:42
18:13
17:57
17:52
17:31
17:24
16:29
16:23
15:39
15:22
15:12
15:01
14:44
14:28
14:09
13:52
13:46
13:37
13:14
12:49
12:27
12:04
11:37
11:10
10:13
07:55
06:24
05:56
05:09
03:27
02:44
01:15
00:45
00:29

Ligue 1 table

# Team MP D P
1 30 +27 59
2 30 +33 58
3 30 +29 57
4 29 +14 53
5 30 +13 52
6 30 +1 48
7 29 +7 45
8 30 +1 41
9 30 -6 40
10 30 -9 39
11 30 -9 39
12 30 -4 37
13 30 -4 37
14 30 +0 35
15 30 -14 35
16 30 -14 35
17 30 -7 34
18 30 -18 32
19 30 -20 25
20 30 -20 23

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