Bayer Leverkusen are worried about their top scorer Moussa Diaby after losing the first leg in the second round of the Europa League against AS Monaco (2: 3).
The Frenchman had to be substituted in the 56th minute, just a few moments earlier he had made it 1-1 against the French top club with a technically strong action.
“Of course I’m worried about Moussa,” said coach Xabi Alonso after the game, “we’ll have to wait and see how serious the injury is.” An MRI scan is scheduled for Friday table football the adductors of the 23-year-old are affected.
With ten goals, the attacking player has scored the most goals for the Werkself so far this season, and he also prepared five goals – also a top result for the Rhinelanders. Left-footed Diaby had been an invigorating element in the Bayer game until he was substituted in the game against the Monegasque.
However, it wasn’t enough to win: A curious own goal by Lukas Hradecky in the 9th minute and goals by Krepin Diatta and Axel Disasi decided the fast-paced encounter and put a damper on the carnival atmosphere in Leverkusen. After Diaby’s equaliser, Florian Wirtz even turned the game around with a dream solo.
Before the second leg in Monaco next Thursday, Leverkusen is still challenged in the Bundesliga. The Alonso team meets Mainz 05 on Sunday.