Football - Ligue 1

Team news: Le Mans fight for survival

Le Mans visit Monaco on Tuesday night knowing that only a victory will be good enough to let them cling on to their hopes of retaining top-flight status.

Le Mans fight for survival - Football - Ligue 1DPPI

With four games left in the season Le Mans are in 18th spot in the league, trailing 17th-placed St Etienne by eight points, and a defeat at the hands of Coupe de France finalists Monaco would all but ensure their relegation.

Yet Monaco still have plenty to play for, with Europa League qualification via the league still a possibility should they lose Saturday's cup final to Paris Saint-Germain.

Diego Perez is out injured for Monaco, with his place in midfield likely to be taken by Eduardo Costa, while Lukman Haruna is suspended.

Gregory Cerdan, Guillaume Loriot, Geder and Fousseyni Cisse are back after absences for Le Mans, but Herold Goulon is out injured.

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