Posted: Thursday March 28, 2013 7:13 AM

Ancelotti may rest key players against Montpellier

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PARIS (AP) -Paris Saint-Germain coach Carlo Ancelotti has a selection headache ahead of Friday's match against Montpellier with the club facing Barcelona four days later in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals.

Ancelotti may rest key players like midfielder Blaise Matuidi and striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic against defending champion Montpellier to keep them fresh for the task of facing Barcelona.

Matuidi has been ever-present for club and country and played in World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and Spain, while Ancelotti must decide whether to give David Beckham only his second league start since joining the club.

Beckham has resumed training after returning from his trip to China to help develop young players.

PSG leads second-place Lyon by five points with nine rounds remaining. Lyon hosts Sochaux on Sunday.
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