RB Leipzig will in all likelihood be without Naby Keita when they take on Monaco in the Champions League. - © © gettyimages
RB Leipzig will in all likelihood be without Naby Keita when they take on Monaco in the Champions League. - © © gettyimages
Bundesliga

Naby Keita set to miss RB Leipzig's UEFA Champions League debut

Naby Keita is unlikely to be fit enough for RB Leipzig's UEFA Champions League debut against Monaco on Wednesday, according to head coach Ralph Hasenhüttl.

The 22-year-old midfielder is still struggling with a left groin problem sustained in Friday's 2-0 win over Hamburg.

"Unless there's a miracle, Naby Keita won't feature tomorrow," Hasenhüttl said at Tuesday's pre-match press conference. "Losing Naby hurts, but we have players that can fill the void."

Liverpool-bound Keita registered eight goals and as many assists in 31 Bundesliga appearances in 2016/17, and has started all three of Leipzig's top-flight outings so far this term, opening his account for the campaign against Hamburg.

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Leipzig record signing Kevin Kampl - a second-half substitute last time out - is expected to make his full debut in Keita's stead.

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