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By DAN KARELL
Paris Saint-Germain manager Laurent Blanc has made the Coupe de la Ligue a priority.
The former French national team boss selected a squad featuring the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Thiago Silva, and Marco Verratti among others as PSG travels to face FC Nantes in the French League Cup semifinals. Blanc, it seems, learned his lesson from Jan. 22 when his weakened PSG side lost at home to Montpellier, knocking the team out of the Coupe de France.
Though a match against Ligue 1 second-place side AS Monaco is around the corner, Blanc has decided to play his big guns in a bid to advance to the League Cup final. The last time these two teams met, PSG ran out 5-0 winners, with Ibrahimovic scoring twice.
In London, Fulham manager Rene Meulensteen is reportedly in danger of losing his job and needs his side to defeat League One club Sheffield United in an FA Cup replay at Craven Cottage. American forward Clint Dempsey will starts up top alongside Colombia’s Hugo Rodallega.
Finally, the evening sees the Copa Libertadores return with Nacional hosting Oriente Petrolero and Santa Fe hosting Morelia of Mexico.
If you will be watching today’s action, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions, and some play-by-play in the comments section below.
Enjoy the action. (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):
2:45pm – Fulham vs. Sheffield United – Fox Sports 2
3pm – Udinese vs. Fiorentina – beIN Sports en Español
3pm – Nantes vs. Paris Saint-Germain – beIN Sports USA
3:55pm – Cruz Azul Hidalgo vs. Monterrey – Univision Deportes
6pm – Nacional vs. Oriente Petrolero – Fox Deportes
7:50pm – Querétaro vs. Necaxa – ESPN3
7:55pm – Chivas de Guadalajara vs. Estudiantes Tecos – Univision Deportes
8:30pm – Santa Fe vs. Morelia – Fox Deportes
9:55pm – Universidad de Guadalajara vs. Dorados – Univision Deportes