As if that were not enough, the Anjou club is forced to deploy without its titular left side Doumbia, who is serving the second of his 3 suspension matches. During the winter transfer window, the Sco had to resolve to let go of its Moroccan assets Ounahi (OM) and Boufal (Al-Rayyan) who was the best artificer of this formation with 4 achievements. They are not the only ones to have set sail since Jakolis (AEK Larnaca) and Bobichon (Laval) have also left the shores of Maine.
Conversely, Ghoulam (left side, ex-Naples) and Niane (striker, Metz) have arrived. The unavailability of the titular defender Pallois and the unstoppable left side Merlin is no longer a surprise. The two captains are still held in the infirmary and cannot help their teammates in this round of 16. On the other hand, the important midfielder Chirivella is back in a group without the agitator Simon (5 goals this season), already out in Ajaccio. The recruits Hadjam (left side, ex-Paris FC), João Victor (on loan from Benfica), Mollet (attacking midfielder, ex-Schalke) and Delort (striker, ex-Nice) will obviously be there.