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Parc des Princes 24th November 2012 - Kick off 16:00 Ref: Bartolomeu Varela

PSG Paris St Germain vs Troyes Troyes

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Maxwell (17)
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Z Ibrahimovic (70, 89)

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Paris Saint Germain winger Nene knows his side must improve when they face Troyes

Last Updated: 23/11/12 3:07pm

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Nene: We have to improve things

Nene: We have to improve things

Paris Saint Germain winger Nene knows improvements must be made upon his side's return to Ligue 1 competition after the cash-rich capital side slipped to their second home defeat against Rennes last weekend.

PSG qualified for the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League with a 2-0 win over Dynamo Kiev on Wednesday night, but their latest domestic loss saw boss Carlo Ancelotti say the club were in crisis.

Nene, who equalised against Rennes in that match before Julien Feret gave the nine-man visitors a 2-1 win at the Parc des Princes, says he understands why Ancelotti reacted so strongly.

"It's normal for the coach to be angry after such a match. We let it slip away," Nene told www.ligue1.fr.

"We know we have to improve things. The coach talked a lot to us. We weren't very organised, we have to follow his instructions. That's what he told us.

"We have to be competitive at all times. To understand what we didn't do well, to try and help out team-mates and show everyone that we're focused on what we're doing."

Ancelotti looks set to keep the same side that beat Dynamo Kiev in the Ukraine although Javier Pastore could return from the bench in the place of Nene and Mamadou Sakho is available after returning from suspension.

A win for third-place PSG could see them regain top spot if Lyon and Bordeaux both slip up, while Troyes, who are one place above bottom side Nancy, would close the gap on third-bottom Evian.

Midfielder Fabien Camus, on loan at Troyes from Racing Genk, could replace on-loan PSG midfielder Jean-Christophe Bahebeck while Zlatan Ibrahimovic could feature for PSG in his first Ligue 1 game since his red card against St Etienne.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Marseille 15 34
2 Paris St Germain 14 30
3 Lyon 14 27
4 Bordeaux 14 24
5 Nantes 15 24
6 St Etienne 14 23
7 Rennes 14 22
8 Monaco 14 20
9 Montpellier 14 20
10 Reims 14 19
11 Nice 14 18
12 Metz 14 18
13 Toulouse 14 17
14 Lille 13 16
15 Bastia 14 14
16 Caen 14 13
17 Lorient 14 13
18 Evian Thonon Gaillar 13 13
19 Guingamp 14 12
20 RC Lens 14 11