AS Monaco FC will be without Sébastien Squillaci and Akis Zikos for the return leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final tie against Real Madrid CF next week.
Central defender Squillaci and midfield player Zikos both picked up injuries in the 1-0 Ligue 1 victory at Le Mans UC 72 on Saturday. The 23-year-old Squillaci, who scored the opening goal in the 4-2 first-leg defeat in Madrid, will be out for a month after suffering a recurrence of a thigh injury which previously sidelined him for five weeks.
"The player had a scan this morning which revealed a torn muscle in his left thigh," said club doctor Eric Buracchi on Sunday. "He will be out of action for one month." Meanwhile, the 29-year-old Greek international Zikos has a pulled hamstring and has been told to rest for ten-15 days.
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