PARIS - Brief news before this weekend's matches in Ligue 1:
Leaders Girondins Bordeaux should be at full-strength when they host second-placed Montpellier, whom they lead on goal difference, on Sunday.
Captain Alou Diarra has recovered from a hamstring injury that has kept him out for a month and fellow midfielder Fernando is available despite suffering from a sore thigh this week.
Montpellier right-back Garry Bocaly could make the starting lineup against Bordeaux despite a fractured hand but Bosnian centre back Nenad Dzodic has not recovered from a hamstring injury.
Local authorities have reinforced security measures for the Racing Lens v Paris Saint-Germain game on Saturday (1800) after clashes between PSG fans last weekend.
As the capital side have banned their fans for away games, Racing Lens have stopped selling tickets via the internet and phone. Around 500 policemen will be deployed near the stadium.
PSG welcome back defender Mamadou Sakho and playmaker Stephane Sessegnon from suspensions.
Olympique Marseille will have to make do without defender Gabriel Heinze when they host Lorient on Sunday.
The 31-year-old injured his leg during Argentina's 1-0 win in Germany on Wednesday.
Brazilian striker Brandao is available after recovering from a groin injury.
Third-placed Olympique Lyon, who play at second from bottom Boulogne-sur-Mer on Saturday, could rest several players who played internationals this week such as France's Jeremy Toulalan and Swede's Kim Kallstrom before their Champions League last-16 second leg at Real Madrid on Wednesday.
Fourth-placed Lille will be without suspended centre back Adil Rami when they play at strugglers St Etienne on Saturday.
Stade Rennes will be without defender Kader Mangane and striker Asamoah Gyan when they host Monaco on Saturday.
Both players are suspended after being sent off in the defeat at Montpellier last weekend.comments