Bordeaux league match postponed

BORDEAUX - Bordeaux's Ligue 1 game against AJ Auxerre has been postponed to ease the French champions' crowded calendar before they face Olympiakos in a Champions League second-round tie on February 23.

"A new date for the match will be set as soon as possible," the French League said in a statement on Tuesday.

Bordeaux had been due to play a League Cup semi-final at Lorient on February 17 and the Ligue 1 match on February 20 before travelling to Athens, prompting coach Laurent Blanc to say he might use his B team against Auxerre to give his senior players a rest.