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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

L W W W 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

Saturday 18 April

Friday 17 April

23:58
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18:48
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17:03
16:46
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16:38
16:04
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15:36
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09:09
08:28
07:32
07:25
07:02
05:26
03:37
03:12
02:47
02:38
01:26
01:06
01:00

Thursday 16 April

23:49
23:38
23:15
23:11
23:01
22:57
22:31
21:43
20:55
20:30
19:29
18:24
18:18
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Ligue 1 table

# Team MP D P
1 32 +37 64
2 31 +28 62
3 32 +17 58
4 33 +26 57
5 32 +14 56
6 32 +3 54
7 32 +8 49
8 32 +4 47
9 32 -5 45
10 33 -7 43
11 32 -3 41
12 32 -12 39
13 32 -2 38
14 32 -8 37
15 32 -15 36
16 32 -10 35
17 32 -17 35
18 32 -18 35
19 31 -19 26
20 32 -21 26

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