Nice - Tiraspol

Pepe back for Conference League second leg

A squad of 22 Aiglons has been named for Thursday's Conference League Last 16 second leg against Sheriff Tiraspol (kick-off 9pm CET).

Injured since the goalless draw at Reims on 15 January, Nicolas Pepe returns to the squad. "It's important for us," said Julien Sablé in Wednesday's press conference.

Youcef Atal, Antoine Mendy and Sofiane Diop are unavailable. "Youcef underwent further tests and he has a lesion, not in the same area as before, so it's not a reoccurence of the same injury," Sablé explained. "Antoine is continuing his recovery from his ankle injury. Sofiane is still following his recovery plan. We're working with him on a daily basis."

Dante is suspended.


Goalkeepers: Boulhendi, Bulka, Schmeichel

Defenders: Amraoui, Bard, Bryan, Lotomba, Nahounou, Todibo, Viti

Midfielders: Beka Beka, Belahyane, Boudaoui, Ndayishimiye, Ramsey, Rosario, Thuram

Forwards: Bouanani, Brahimi, Laborde, Moffi, Pepe