Also EM in Germany in danger: Embolo tears the cruciate ligament

Also EM in Germany in danger: Embolo tears the cruciate ligament

On Monday, AS Monaco tested one last time before the start of the season – in the Alpenbauer-Sportpark in Unterhaching, the Monegasques challenged FC Bayern Munich. The Ligue 1 start at Clermont Foot awaits on Sunday (3 p.m.). Breel Embolo misses both games, but his ordeal is only just beginning.

As the club from the Principality announced on Monday afternoon, the attacker tore a cruciate ligament in training and will be absent from his employer for months. It remains to be seen whether Monaco will be active again on the transfer market. For the Sturmzentrale, coach Adi Hütter currently has captain Wissam Ben Yedder, Myron Boadu and Kevin Volland, who was also traded in the Bundesliga this summer.

The serious injury means another setback for Embolo. The 63-time Swiss national player (13 goals) was already struggling with injuries in his time in the Bundesliga. During his three years at Schalke between 2016 and 2019 alone, he missed a total of over 90 competitive games due to a broken fibula, an ankle injury and a broken foot.

14 goals in 42 competitive games

In Gladbach and Monaco, the forced breaks were limited – but now even the European Championship in Germany next June seems to be in danger. After four games, the Swiss lead qualifying group I with ten points ahead of Romania.

Embolo switched from Borussia Mönchengladbach to Monaco last summer for more than twelve million euros. In his debut season, the beefy striker with a contract until June 30, 2026 knew how to please: Embolo scored 14 goals and prepared four more in 42 competitive appearances.


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