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Ligue 1

  • January 11, 2013
  • • 15:00
  • • Parc des Princes, Paris
  • Referee: N. Rainville
  • • Attendance: 42008

Ligue 1 Preview: Paris Saint-Germain - Ajaccio

Ligue 1 Preview: Paris Saint-Germain - Ajaccio

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Carlo Ancelotti's men will be hoping to pick up where they left off in 2012 at the top of Ligue 1, as they welcome a beleaguered Corsican side to the capital.



Jallet, Thiago Silva, Sakho, Maxwell
Chantome, Motta, Matuidi
Menez, Lavezzi

Maire, Lippini, Poulard, Bouhours
Lasne, Pierazzi
Andre, Cavalli, Sammaritano

Paris Saint-Germain boss Carlo Ancelotti will ring the changes as the league leaders welcome Ajaccio to the Parc des Princes.

Thiago Silva should return ahead of Zoumana Camara in defense, following the 4-3 victory over fifth-division Arras in the Coupe de France. Thiago Motta could be preferred to Marco Verratti in midfield, as Ancelotti continues to deploy his faith in Clement Chantome.

New signing Lucas Moura played in the 5-1 win over Lekhwiya in Doha last Wednesday, but it remains to be seen whether the Brazil star is ready for an official debut yet. Ezequiel Lavezzi is expected to start in the fixture where he earned a red card back in August.

For Ajaccio, coach Albert Emon will also recall a number of first-team players after the club's shock penalty shootout defeat to amateur side Rouen in the Coupe de France. However, up to five players will be lost to the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa, which could hinder their already slim chances in this match.

  • Paris Saint-Germain sits joint-top of Ligue 1 on goal difference, though remains locked on 38 points with Olympique Lyonnais and Olympique de Marseille.
  • The capital club has won all of its seven games since a 2-1 defeat to Nice on Dec. 1.
  • Carlo Ancelotti's men have so far scored nine goals in two matches in 2013.
  • PSG won this fixture 4-1 back in March 2012, thanks to goals from Javier Pastore, Jeremy Menez, Nene and the now-departed Guillaume Hoarau.
  • AC Ajaccio's Ligue 1 season so far sees them in 16th place, only three points above the drop zone.
  • The Corsican club has won just once away at the Parc des Princes - a 4-2 victory in 2006.
  • Adrian Mutu remains 14 goals behind Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PSG) in the top scorer standings, despite promising to beat his tally.
  • A defeat to PSG on Friday will see Ajaccio lose three league games in a row for the first time since November 2011.


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30Salvatore SiriguGoalkeeper
4Thiago SilvaDefender
26Christophe JalletDefender
14Blaise MatuidiMidfielder
27Javier PastoreMidfielder
8Thiago MottaMidfielder
21Ezequiel LavezziStriker
10Zlatan IbrahimovicStriker
1Nicolas DouchezGoalkeeper
17Mamadou SakhoDefender
6Zoumana CamaraDefender
-Jérémy MenezMidfielder
20Clément Chantôme Midfielder
24Marco VerrattiMidfielder
11Kevin GameiroStriker
13Francisco Guillermo OchoaGoalkeeper
17Yoann PoulardMidfielder
23Arnaud MaireDefender
26Samuel BouhoursDefender
5Felipe SaadDefender
7Benjamin AndreMidfielder
80Jean-Baptiste PierazziMidfielder
19Paul LasneMidfielder
9Frédéric SammaritanoStriker
-Adrian MutuStriker
-Oumar SissokoGoalkeeper
13Fabrice BegeorgiDefender
25Anthony LippiniDefender
11Karim El HanyStriker
-Wilfried Aimeric Zahibo Midfielder
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