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 By Ian Holyman

Auxerre players banned by LFP after fighting each other

Pierre-Yves Polomat, seen playing for Saint-Etienne, has been banned for six games.

The two Auxerre players sent off for fighting each other during a Ligue 2 game earlier this month have been suspended for a combined total of 11 matches by the French Football League (LFP).

Pierre-Yves Polomat and Michael Barreto were dismissed nine minutes from the end of Auxerre's 4-1 defeat at Quevilly Rouen after throwing punches at each other.

Defender Polomat, on loan from Ligue 1 Saint-Etienne, has been given a six-match ban by the LFP Disciplinary Commission, while midfielder Barreto has...

 By Ian Holyman

Auxerre teammates sent off for fighting against each other

Two Auxerre players face a disciplinary meeting with the French club after being sent off for fighting with each other during a Ligue 2 match.

Pierre-Yves Polomat and Michael Barreto will have to explain why they were throwing punches at each other late on in Auxerre's 4-1 defeat at Quevilly Rouen on Friday.

The pair were separated by one of the home players and a member of the Auxerre delegation, who had raced onto the pitch when the incident flared up nine minutes from time.

"The club feels horrified...


Bordeaux edge Lorient while Angers advance in Coupe de France

Bordeaux reached the Coupe de France quarterfinals with Tuesday's win.

Bordeaux rallied to defeat fellow Ligue 1 side Lorient 2-1 on Tuesday to advance to the Coupe de France quarterfinals.

Benjamin Jeannot had given Lorient the lead two minutes after the break, only for Gaetan Laborde to equlise after the hour mark and put Bordeaux ahead 10 minutes later.

Angers also advanced with a tight 1-0 win at CA Bastia, Famara Diedhiou's 40th-minute strike enough to end the third-tier club's run.

The upset of the day came as fourth-tier Frejus stunned Auxerre of Ligue...

 By Ian Holyman

Former Liverpool striker Djibril Cisse announces retirement from football

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Djibril Cisse won the Champions League with Liverpool in 2005.

Former Liverpool and France striker Djibril Cisse has announced he is retiring from football. 

Cisse, 35, had initially declared his career was over in October 2015, stating recurrent, debilitating problems with a hip would require replacement surgery.

However, after going under the knife early last year, the former Sunderland and Lazio forward made an attempt to return to the professional world in which he had last featured at the end of the 2014-15 season while at Bastia. 

He returned...

Draxler scores twice as PSG beat Rennes; Chambly give Monaco scare

Julian Draxler celebrates after scoring the first of his two goals in a Coupe de France win against Rennes.

Paris Saint-Germain thrashed Rennes 4-0 to reach the last 16 of the Coupe de France while Ligue 1 leaders Monaco needed extra time to see off non-league Chambly in a nine-goal thriller.

Germany winger Julian Draxler scored two excellent goals on an easy night for PSG and Monaco, who played extra time with 10 men, held on to win 5-4 against a side playing two divisions below.

Since the Christmas break, PSG have won six out of seven games. Draxler has been outstanding since joining from...