Ligue 1: postponed due to impassable lawn, the Lorient-Lyon match rescheduled for September 7

The drought and the organization of the interceltic festival had seriously damaged the playing area, forcing the LFP to postpone the meeting, initially scheduled for August 14.

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The schedule will be tight. The Lorient-Lyon meeting, of the 2nd day of Ligue 1, initially scheduled for August 14, has been rescheduled for Wednesday September 7 at 7:00 p.m., announced the Professional Football League (LFP), Friday August 26.

OL and Lorient will have to play five games between Sunday August 28 and September 11. A very dense sequence even if the Gones benefit from a reduced calendar in 2022-2023, the fault of the absence of European qualification.

Peter Bosz’s men are engaged in a year of transition and have the ambition to return to the C1. Their start to the season is promising. Winners of Ajaccio (2-1) then Tkings (4-1), the Gones find on their way the promoted Reims on August 28, and Auxerre on August 31, before facing Angers on September 3, Lorient on September 7 and finally Monaco on September 11.

For its part, Lorient overthrew neighboring Rennes (0-1) before leaving on a parity score with Toulouse (2-2). The rest of his calendar promises to be equally dense with Clermont on August 28, Lens on August 31, Ajaccio on September 4, Lyon on September 7 and finally Nantes on September 11.

The Lorient-Lyon match had been canceled by the LFP on August 12 due to an impassable lawn at the Moustoir stadium. OL regretted that this decision had not been taken earlier, while Lorient, through its president Loïc Féry, accused Lyon of having “pressure” on the LFP to record the postponement.

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