Achraf Hakimi's suspension announced

Achraf Hakimi, PSG
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PSG hosted Lorient for the MD33 of the Ligue 1 season last Sunday and (surprise!) they lost another game by a resounding 1-3 at the Parc des Princes.

Just in case that was not bad enough, they did so having to play with 10 men for most of the game after Achraf Hakimi got sent off barely 20 minutes into the match.

After a few days of deliberation, the French disciplinary committee has announced Hakimi's suspension: the Morocco international will miss one game because of his two fouls earning him successive yellow cards and leading him to get sent off with a red card.

Achraf Hakimi only played 20 minutes last Sunday. That was all the time he could spend on the pitch before the right-back nervously committed two hardly-justifiable tackles on the pitch which earned him a yellow card each time. He was therefore expelled from the game after the second one.

Achraf Hakimi will miss one game after earning two yellow cards against Lorient

On Wednesday, the LFP Disciplinary Committee met to judge the sanction to be applied to no. 2 of PSG. The Moroccan international received a one-match suspension following his sent-off action from Sunday.

Hakimi will therefore miss Sunday evening's match at Troyes as part of the MD34 of the Ligue 1 season with PSG still needing to fend off Marseille (five points behind in the standings) for five more matches if they want to win the league for an historic 11th time next June.

The right-back is expected to make his comeback against Ajaccio on May 13th when PSG will host the fourth-to-last game of the year in MD35.

Against Troyes, Christophe Galtier will have to tinker with the right-back position, considering both Nordi Mukiele (shut down for the remainder of the season) and youngster Timothee Pembele (banged up) are most probably going to miss that outing or play in on low fitness levels.