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Ligue 1 preview: Ibrahimovic to miss crucial clash

8 November 2012 10:41

Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-German will be without star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic for Saturday's clash against champions Montpellier.

The Swedish goal machine was slapped with a two-game ban for his rash challenge on Saint-Etienne goalkeeper Stephane Ruffier in his team's surprise 2-1 loss.

The loss of Ibrahimovic, who has scored a league-best 10 goals, will be a bitter blow for Carlo Ancelotti's side ahead of their tricky trip to the south coast.

The Paris outfit lead Marseille, who take on Nice and have a game in hand, only on goal difference having granted Elie Baup's side a way back into the title race with the Saint-Etienne defeat.

PSG brushed aside Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League on Tuesday with a 4-0 win but did so with Ibrahimovic's services.

Meanwhile, Marseille arrested a three-game winless league run with a timely 2-0 win at Ajaccio and host Nice on Sunday.

Last-placed Nancy host Rennes on Friday looking for their first win in 12 games in all competitions.

In other matches on Saturday, Lille can focus on Ligue 1 at home to Brest after their diabolical Champions League campaign ended in a 6-1 drubbing at Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

With two games to play, Lille are without a point but are undefeated in their past four games in the league.

Fourth-placed Toulouse welcome Ajaccio to the Stadium Municipal, Reims tackle struggling Evian TG, Saint-Etienne entertain Troyes and Bastia are at home to Valenciennes in the other Saturday fixtures.

On Sunday, Sochaux will be looking for a second consecutive win when they play Lyon and mid-table Lorient host Bordeaux.

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PSG

D W L L W
Competition
Ligue 1
Date
11 November 2012
Game week
12
Kick-off
21:00
Half-time
0 - 1
Full-time
1 - 1
Venue
Stade de la Mosson (Montpellier)
Attendance
22242

Goals

0 - 1
37' Maxwell
 (assist by J. Ménez)
R. Cabella 60'  
1 - 1

Lineups

# Player Bookings
16
12
27 32'
5
21
13
23 68'
20 60'
10 53' 65'
19
9
Coach: R. Girard
# Player Bookings
30
17 37'
2
3 10'
23 70'
14
7
28 32'
24 50'
11
9
Coach: C. Ancelotti

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
2
8
11
1
6
14
26
# Player Bookings
13
20
19
1
6
22
27

Friday 26 December

Thursday 25 December

Wednesday 24 December

22:46
22:01
21:20
20:39
20:18
19:08
18:35
17:52
17:20
17:07
16:30
16:04
15:45
15:28
15:04
14:59
14:49
14:24
13:43
13:31
13:16
12:49
12:46
12:28
11:53
11:05
11:04
10:25
09:54
08:24
06:14
02:25
01:08
00:44

Ligue 1 table

# Team MP D P
1 19 +21 41
2 19 +23 39
3 19 +19 38
4 19 +10 36
5 19 +5 32
6 19 -1 31
7 19 +2 30
8 19 -3 28
9 19 -5 28
10 19 +2 26
11 19 -5 22
12 19 -11 22
13 18 -2 21
14 19 -7 21
15 19 -5 20
16 19 -4 19
17 19 -10 19
18 18 -12 19
19 19 -7 18
20 19 -10 15

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