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Ligue 1 Round 17

Published on the 08 December 2006 à 10:39 by BV

The highlight of Round 17 of Ligue 1 is surely the clash between OL and PSG, but the Marseille–Monaco and Lille–-Saint-Etienne games are also of great interest.

On Saturday December 9 at 17h10, Toulouse is up against Lens in its second straight match at home, a week after their match against PSG. As for Francis Gillot’s men from Lens, who are currently on an 8-match undefeated run, they will try to consolidate their ranking as OL’s main rival.

Undefeated in 9 matches in all competitions, Sochaux will travel to Nungesser without Jérôme Leroy, who picked up a calf injury. Valenciennes will have to do without injured captain Laurent Dufresne.

Monaco will travel to Marseille for a game that should see the much-anticipated return to Ligue 1 of Marseille’s Djibril Cissé, coming back from surgery on his broken right leg in June. The former Auxerre man will start on the bench. AS Monaco will be looking to extend the good fortune that has seen them remain undefeated in the last five matches and move to 16th place in the league from bottom spot.

4 days after their resounding victory at the San Siro Lille will host Saint-Etienne for a top-of-the-table clash. 3rd in the league, Lille will be looking to put some distance between itself and its direct rival for Champions League qualification. In the league, Claude Puel’s men haven’t lost since September 23 when OL beat them 4-1 at Gerland. Saint-Etienne coach Ivan Hasek will have to do without suspended Pascal Feindouno.

Just as hotly contested will be the match between Nice, 17th in the league, and an AS Nancy-Lorraine team that has lost 3 of its last 4 matches. Bordeaux will have attacker Marouane Chamakh back when they host Rennes. At the Beaujoire, Nantes takes on Le Mans, without Japanese player Matsui. The Lorient–Sedan and Troyes–Auxerre matches round out round 17.

Round 17 :

Toulouse (9) – Lens (2), Saturday December 9 at 17h10
Valenciennes (15) – Sochaux (4), Saturday December 9 at 20h00
Nice (17) – Nancy (6), Saturday December 9 at 20h00
Bordeaux (7) – Rennes (10), Saturday December 9 at 20h00
Marseille (8) – Monaco (16), Saturday December 9 at 20h00
Nantes (19) – Le Mans (11), Saturday December 9 at 20h00
Lorient (12) – Sedan (20), Saturday December 9 at 20h00
Troyes (18) – Auxerre (13), Saturday December 9 at 20h00
Lille (3) – Saint – Etienne (5), Sunday December 10 at 18h00
Lyon (1) – PSG (14), Sunday December 10 at 21h00