This meeting is particularly awaited by supporters of elite clubs. This Friday, the LFP published the calendar of the French Ligue 1 Championship. We explain to you, in detail, what the course of PSG will look like in search of an 11th title. As announced by Le Parisien on June 15, training in the capital will begin with a trip to Clermont on the weekend of August 7 and 8.
Last April, this detour through Auvergne was like a pleasant trip to the countryside for Parisians. Carried by the Mbappé-Neymar duo (a hat-trick each), they had outclassed their opponent (6-1). After the reception of Montpellier, during the 2nd day (weekend of August 13 and 14), they will head north, to Lille more precisely. It will obviously be a special meeting for Luis Campos, the new sports adviser, in post at the Mastiffs between 2017 and 2020.
By a wink of fate, the Lusitanian madré will revisit his career even more the following week by welcoming Monaco, the club where he underpinned his reputation in France from 2013 to 2016. Paris’ first confrontation with a promoted is fixed in Toulouse (5th day). Marquinhos’ partners will continue with a second consecutive trip to Nantes. They will be at Parc OL on September 18, just before the international break dedicated to the League of Nations. Nice will visit them the following day (J9). This match could not lack spice if by then, Christophe Galtier, identified as Campos’ number 1 choice to succeed Mauricio Pochettino, has indeed put his bag down at the Loges camp.
October 16 marks Act 1 of the Clasico at the Parc, during the 11th day, in the heart of a particularly busy month for the two historic rivals with no less than 3 Champions League matches on the program. Due to the World Cup in Qatar in the fall (November 21-December 18), the dates are, as we know, a little turned upside down this season. The championship will therefore be interrupted for six weeks on the 15th day, the weekend of November 12, to make way for the World Cup. Before this cut, Paris will have faced in turn Ajaccio, Troyes, Lorient and Auxerre. Light on paper.
The 16th day will be scheduled for Wednesday December 28, in the form of a unique French “Boxing Day” and the 17th will be held on January 1, 2023. Strasbourg at the Parc and Lens at Bollaert are on the holiday menu. The first leg will end for Messi’s teammates in Rennes on the weekend of January 14 and 15, 2023. The return matches will see the Parisians face, in turn, Monaco during the 23rd day at Louis II and OM at the Vélodrome. February 26 (25th day). PSG will conclude its season on June 3 in its den at Porte d’Auteuil opposite Clermont, where it will have received, successively, Rennes, then Lyon on Sundays March 19 and April 2. In the event of heightened competition for the title, Paris will be rather well off in the final package by crossing swords with Angers, Lorient, Troyes, Ajaccio, Auxerre, Strasbourg and therefore Clermont. Tailor-made or almost.