Bastia meets Monaco for the 26th day of the French Ligue 1. This is a crucial encounter for both teams, who have entirely different goals and ambitions. Hosts sit at the 19th spot of the table, inside the relegation zone, with 22 points but with a game in hand, meanwhile the visitors stand first with 58 points, three higher from PSG and five from Nice. The principality club take on City in Manchester on Tuesday night in the first leg of the Round of 16 of the Champions League but coach Leonardo Jardim insists Monaco are taking things one game at a time. Monaco will be without Gabriel Boschilia for around six months after the Brazilian suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury in the 5-0 win over Metz last weekend. Djibril Sidibe and Guido Carrillo are both back in squad training after groin injuries. Bastia have gone seven matches without a win in all competitions, losing five of them, and last weekend’s 4-1 loss at Toulouse, has brought pressute to coach Francois Ciccolini. Allan Saint-Maximin, on loan from Monaco, will not play against his parent club, while Cahuzac and Saint-Ruf are banned.