Strike action puts Ibra heroics in shade

PARIS. Paris Saint-Germain will look to consolidate their Ligue 1 lead this weekend as French football braces itself for a strike over a controversial supertax. French clubs are furious over government plans to tax top earners 75 percent.

Saturday

Marseille    vs    Reims    5pm

Guingamp    vs    AC Ajaccio    8pm

Valenciennes vs    Evian Thonon

Bastia    vs    Nice

Toulouse    vs    Rennes

Lorient    vs    Sochaux

Sunday

Bordeaux    vs    Montpellier    3pm

Monaco    vs    Lyon    6pm

St Etienne    vs    PSG               10pm

PARIS. Paris Saint-Germain will look to consolidate their Ligue 1 lead this weekend as French football braces itself for a strike over a controversial supertax. French clubs are furious over government plans to tax top earners 75 percent.

There will be a first lockdown in the professional game since 1972, scheduled for the last weekend of November, after a unanimous vote against Socialist President Francois Hollande’s controversial supertax initiative.

According to Ligue 1 teams, the new law, if implemented next year, would leave them with a €44 million tax bill and keep foreign talent away.

On the pitch, Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic hit a majestic four goals during PSG’s 5-0 humiliation of Belgian side Anderlecht in midweek. “He is in excellent form and scoring lots of goals,” said PSG coach Laurent Blanc.

Monaco are the only other unbeaten side in the league but coach Claudio Ranieri must rally the troops for Sunday’s home match against Lyon after being held 2-2 by lowly Sochaux in their last outing.

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