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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

D D 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

Monday 3 August

Sunday 2 August

23:55
23:55
23:04
22:07
21:53
21:02
21:01
20:21
20:20
20:03
19:58
19:08
18:59
18:50
18:47
18:32
18:22
18:21
18:18
17:54
17:39
17:21
17:10
16:29
15:23
14:43
13:05
12:58
11:45
11:04
10:36
08:00
07:36
06:35
06:21
06:03
05:54
03:40
03:35
03:20
03:07
02:31
00:21

Saturday 1 August

23:50
23:50
23:05
22:56
22:53
22:35
22:13
21:37
21:01
20:48
20:21
20:21
19:59
19:47
19:45
19:00
19:00
18:35
18:34
18:20
18:20
18:13
18:11
17:34
17:09
17:03
16:49
16:25
15:56
15:55
14:36
14:27
13:27
12:57
12:44
11:40
11:00
06:45
05:59
05:56
05:54
04:57
04:52
03:18
02:27
00:59
00:47

Ligue 1 table

# Team MP D P
1 0 +0 0
2 0 +0 0
3 0 +0 0
4 0 +0 0
5 0 +0 0
6 0 +0 0
7 0 +0 0
8 0 +0 0
9 0 +0 0
10 0 +0 0
11 0 +0 0
12 0 +0 0
13 0 +0 0
14 0 +0 0
15 0 +0 0
16 0 +0 0
17 0 +0 0
18 0 +0 0
19 0 +0 0
20 0 +0 0

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