Injury worries for Monaco

September 27, 2016
Tottenham's Son Heung-Min (left) attends a training session in Moscow, Russia yesterday. Tottenham Hotspur will face CSKA Moscow in a Champions League Group E match today.


Monaco, who host Bayer Leverkusen in a Champions League Group E match today, are sweating on the fitness of striker Radamel Falcao, who is recovering from a concussion sustained in a midweek French league defeat against Nice.

Monaco said Falcao has resumed training but on an

adjusted programme as he

continues his recovery.

The 30-year-old Colombia striker has made a decent start to the season with three goals in six games.

Leverkusen escaped another Bundesliga embarrassment when Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez scored a hat-trick in Mainz for a 3-2 win.

Leverkusen drew 2-2 with CSKA Moscow to open their Champions League campaign, while Monaco won 2-1 at Tottenham.

Security will be in tight in Moscow for the arrival of Tottenham. Russian and English fans fought each other on the streets of Marseille before their national teams played at the European Championship in June, and in the stands after the final whistle. CSKA's fans have a record of racism and violence.

Tottenham arrived without injured forward Harry Kane, though Son Heung-min has deputised recently with some success.

CSKA's main concerns will be at the back, with an ageing centre-back pairing and a goalkeeper, Igor Akinfeev, who has not kept a clean sheet in the Champions League in 10 years. The Russian champions have one win from their last four games in all competitions.

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