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Ligue 1: Lorient-Lyon postponed due to the state of the lawn at the Moustoir stadium

2022-08-12T16:15:13.416Z

The meeting of the 2nd day of L1 which should have taken place this Sunday was finally postponed to a later date by the commission



Lorient-Lyon is therefore the first postponed match of the 2022-2023 season.

Following the report following the double visit of LFP delegates to Lorient on Thursday and Friday, the Professional Football League (LFP) Competitions Committee noted that the current state of the pitch at the Moustoir stadium did not ensure the safety of those involved in the match FC Lorient - Olympique Lyonnais scheduled for Sunday August 14 at 1:00 p.m. as part of the second day of Ligue 1.

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The meeting between FC Lorient and Olympique Lyonnais (08/14) is postponed due to the catastrophic state of the Moustoir pitch!



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Consequently, the LFP decides to postpone the meeting to a later date.

Struck by the drought and the holding of the Interceltic Festival which is taking place at the moment, the lawn caused great concern.

Olympique Lyonnais was worried about this situation and put the pressure on.

"It is out of the question for the physical integrity of the players to play this Sunday on a degraded playing area," said the club.

“We all played on potato fields”

The Hakes had started looking for a new sports arena to prevent a possible postponement of the meeting.

But Stade Rennais had refused to lend its stadium, Roazhon Park.

This Friday morning during the press conference, the young Lyon defender Malo Gusto was nevertheless ready to play the match despite the difficult conditions.

"In our youth, we all played on potato fields, it's part of football," said the Espoirs defender.

I don't know if it's a disadvantage for us, but it's football..."

The LFP League competitions committee has decided otherwise.

The non-participation of Olympique Lyonnais in a European Cup this season undoubtedly weighed in the decision-making process in order to find a date for the postponement.

Source: leparis

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