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March 9, 2013 9:30 PM IST
Parc des Princes — Paris
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Paris Saint-Germain-Nancy Preview: Ancelotti's men look to pull away from chasing pack

The Ligue 1 leaders have been inconsistent of late, but with challengers Lyon and Marseille facing each other on Sunday, they can pull further clear with a win on Saturday

By Mohammed Ali

Ligue 1: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (AS Nancy vs Paris SG)


Van der Wiel, Alex, Thiago Silva, Maxwell
Lucas Moura, Verratti, Matuidi, Pastore
Lavezzi, Ibrahimovic

Sami, Puygrenier, Sane
Karaboue, Ayasse, Sane, Jebbour
M'Bile, Bakar

Paris Saint-Germain coach Carlo Ancelotti will welcome back Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marco Verratti after they were both suspended for the club's 1-1 draw with Valencia in the Champions League on Wednesday evening.

Christophe Jallet was forced off, meaning Gregory van der Wiel is likely to continue at right-back. Thiago Motta meanwhile, is set to make way for Verratti. David Beckham could also be handed a start, depending on whether the 53-year-old opts for a slight rotation of players.

Meanwhile, Nancy boss Patrick Gabriel is without various players through injury or suspension as they seek to spring a shock at the Parc des Princes.

Florian Zitte is suspended, meaning Paul Alo'o Efoulou will revert to the lead striker role, as Romain Grange and Vincent Muratori both miss out through injury.


  • Paris Saint-Germain sit top of the Ligue 1 table, despite losing 1-0 to Stade de Reims last weekend. They lead Olympique Lyonnais by three points.
  • Carlo Ancelotti's side have kept one clean sheet in their last four Ligue 1 encounters.
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the winner when the two sides met earlier this season. PSG scraped the encounter 1-0 at Stade Marcel Picot.
  • Nancy sit precariously in 19th position, six points adrift of safety.
  • The club have won their last two games in all competitions, including a 2-1 win over Sochaux last weekend.
  • ASNL were the only side to do the double over PSG last season, winning 2-1 last March, as well as winning 1-0 on their last visit to the Parc des Princes.

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30Salvatore SiriguGoalkeeper
4Thiago SilvaDefender
17Mamadou SakhoDefender
23Gregory van der WielDefender
14Blaise MatuidiMidfielder
24Marco VerrattiMidfielder
27Javier PastoreMidfielder
10Zlatan IbrahimovicStriker
21Ezequiel LavezziStriker
1Nicolas DouchezGoalkeeper
22Sylvain ArmandDefender
7Jérémy MenezMidfielder
20Clément Chantôme Midfielder
32David BeckhamMidfielder
11Kevin GameiroStriker
16Damien GregoriniGoalkeeper
40Yassine JebbourDefender
22Jordan LotièsDefender
5Salif SanéMidfielder
-Sébastien PuygrenierDefender
6Thomas ManganiMidfielder
18Lossemy KaraboueMidfielder
27Thomas AyasseMidfielder
11B. MoukandjoStriker
11Djamel BakarStriker
-Paul Alo'o EfoulouStriker
30Paul NardiGoalkeeper
3Joel SamiDefender
26Vincent MuratoriDefender
20Ibrahim AmadouMidfielder
25Jeff LouisDefender
22Abdou CoulibalyMidfielder
17Florent ZitteStriker
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Zlatan Ibrahimovic
25 6
Vincent Aboubakar Vincent Aboubakar
FC Lorient
16 2
Edinson Cavani Edinson Cavani
15 2
Alexandre Lacazette Alexandre Lacazette
Olympique Lyonnais
15 0
André Pierre Gignac André Pierre Gignac
Olympique de Marseille
14 1