Pierre Lees-Melou was sent off in Brest's 3-4 defeat to Lyon on Sunday. The midfielder's suspension was confirmed by the disciplinary committee on Wednesday.

Brest coach Éric Roy described the decision as a "big disappointment." The Finistère club had requested the removal of VAR from the league. The Ligue 1 club faces Monaco at Stade Brestois on Sunday at 5:05 p.m. The match will be played in front of a home crowd of 2,000. The game will be the first time Brest has played in the Champions League this season. The club has won one and lost one of its last three Ligue One games. The team has won four and lost two of its opening five league games this season, drawing one and losing one. The Ligue 1 league has won three and lost three of its first five Ligue 1 games. It has also won two and drawn one of the last four Ligue 2 matches. It is the club's best start to a season since it won its first league game in 2006.