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Kylian Mbappé (here photographed on July 23 during a friendly match in Japan) will be one of the faces of the Ligue 1 season. football year.
FOOTBALL – Two broadcasters, 38 days and a winter World Cup. This Friday, August 5, the meeting between Olympique Lyonnais and AC Ajaccio marked the start of the new Ligue 1 season. It continues this Saturday at 5 p.m. with Monaco traveling to Strasbourg and Paris Saint-Germain to Clermont at 9 p.m. This is just over 100 days from the start of the first World Cup organized in winter, on the side of Qatar.
An event that necessarily upsets the course of the season. Indeed, the championship will be put on hiatus at the end of the 15th day (organized on the weekend of November 13) to allow time for the selections to gather their players and start the Qatari competition on November 21, until a final scheduled for December 18.
Matches during the holiday season
After this break which could allow certain elements of the domestic championship to climb to the roof of the world, there will still be four days to go to reach mid-season in Ligue 1. We will then already be mid-January 2023. Particularity this season: the 16th and 17th days will take place during the end-of-year holidays, on December 28 and January 1.
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The schedule of matches for the first part of the season in Ligue 1, marked by an interruption of several weeks linked to the World Cup in Qatar.
The return phase, it will be condensed over four months to go until the final of June 3, before, finally, a well-deserved rest for players who will have been tested by a calendar also including the European cups and the Cup of France.
First big meeting on August 28
As for the main posters of the season, we can note a few important dates, with the first major meeting a tasty 4th day and marked by a PSG-Monaco as well as a duel between OGC Nice and Olympique de Marseille. :
Sunday August 28, 2022 (4th day): PSG-Monaco / Nice-OM
Sunday September 11 (7th day); Monaco-OL
Sunday September 18 (8th day): OL-PSG
Sunday October 16 (11th day): PSG-OM
Sunday 6 November (matchday 14): OM-OL
Sunday 13 November (15th day): Monaco-OM
Sunday January 29, 2023 (20th day): OM-Monaco
Sunday February 12 (23rd day): Monaco-PSG
Sunday February 26 (25th day): OM-PSG / Monaco-Nice
Sunday April 2 (29th day): PSG-OL
Sunday April 23 (32nd day): OL-OM
Sunday May 21 (36th day): OL-Monaco
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The schedule of matches for the second half of the season in Ligue 1, culminating in the multiplex of the 38th day, June 3.
Canal and Amazon share the matches
And to see all this legally, it will be necessary to multiply the subscriptions. Indeed, like last season, Amazon and Canal+ share the broadcasting rights for the French championship. The first will still have eight matches per day (Friday 9 p.m., Saturday 5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m., Sunday 8:45 p.m. and four simultaneous posters on Sunday at 3 p.m.) and the second the other two (Saturday 9 p.m. and Sunday 5 p.m.).
Among these meetings, Amazon retains the right to the ten most beautiful posters of the season, when Canal + inherits the priority choice for the remaining 28 days. For fans of Paris Saint-Germain, we can therefore legitimately think that it will be necessary to subscribe to both services in order to attend all the matches.
Subscriptions that cost more or less the same price: 12.99 euros monthly for the Ligue 1 pass from Amazon (to which must be added a subscription to Prime Video costing 6.99 euros per month) and from 20.99 euros per month for Canal+.
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