Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Coupe de la Ligue; PSG v Bordeaux match preview

Parc des Princes is the setting for this evenings Coupe de la Ligue semi-final clash between PSG and Bordeaux. In a very surprising decision, Paul Le Guen has decided to rest Claude Makélélé for the visit to Nantes this weekend. While not downplaying the important of the Coupe, the manager reaffirmed the priority of Ligue 1. Following the 4-0 beating that the Girondins handed out on January 11, the Parisians will need to structure their defensive shape and marking, lest the evening will be an unpleasant one. Laurent Blanc's efforts will be buoyed with the services of Jussiê and Marouane Chamakh with only the young genius Henri Saivet absent.