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Date set for PSG hearing

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04/04/2008

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The case against Paris St Germain for the behaviour of some of their fans at the League Cup final - in particular the display of a deeply offensive banner - will be heard by the LFP Disciplinary Commission on Thursday 10 April.

At their weekly meeting today (Thursday), the Disciplinary Commission decided not to make an immediate decision, but to request instead the presence next week of two senior officials of PSG, to include the club's director of security.

Last Saturday's other big match was also not without controversy. In the battle of the second and third teams in Ligue 1 - which resulted in a 2-1 win for Bordeaux against Nancy - there were nine bookings and two sending-offs.

The two red cards were both for Nancy players. Frédéric Biancalani has been suspended for one match with a further one match deferred, while his team-mate Jonathan Brison has been given a one-match ban.

In addition, Bordeaux's Johan Micoud, although not carded during the match, has been ordered to appear before the Commission on 10 April to explain his attitude towards the Nancy player Chris Malonga. That comes as a result of a review of DVD material and a post-match report by referee Eric Poulat.

At what promises to be a busy meeting on 10 April, Valenciennes coach Antoine Kombouaré has also been asked to attend. He was sent away from the touchline by referee Bruno Coue for comments made to the fourth official after only 15 minutes of the 2-1 defeat by Lyon.

The booking of Valenciennes' lively midfielder José Saez pushes him into a one-match suspension, as did the yellow card in the same game for Lyon's rejuvinated winger Kader Keita.

Monaco's troubles deepened - the bookings for Nene and Adriano during the 2-1 defeat at home to Rennes mean they will both miss the potentially crucial match away to fellow-strugglers Strasbourg this weekend. Monaco have not won since 23 January, and have picked up only three points in ten games since.

Another of the relegation-threatened teams, Sochaux, will also be without two key players through one-match suspensions when they play at Auxerre this weekend. Romain Pitou - who scored the late winning goal against Nice on Sunday - and Rabiu Afolabi were both booked in that game.

Auxerre themselves will be without key defender Jean-Pascal Mignot, after his booking in the useful 2-0 win at Lille on Sunday. It was his sixth yellow of the season.








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