Supporters of the 20 L1 clubs are in the starting blocks. It is this Friday that the Professional Football League (LFP) will unveil the calendars for the 2022-2023 season of L1 and L2. In preview, The Team reveals on the first day of Ligue 1 which will take place on the weekend of 6 and 7 August.
The defending champions PSG will travel to Clermont. OM will be hosting Reims in 2021-2022, while Monaco will be at La Meinau to challenge Strasbourg, which will be the first clash of the season. Le Stade Rennais is home to the son of the premier derby with FC Lorient. OGC Nice will challenge a promoted, Toulouse, L2 champion.
As for the other two promoted, AC Ajaccio will travel to Groupama Stadium to face OL and Auxerre will visit the LOSC who have just separated from Jocelyn Gourvennec. FC Nantes, winners of the French Cup, will travel to Angers for a second derby on the first day. Lens will host Stade Brestois and Montpellier Troyes.
Note, a small novelty this season: the two matches between PSG and Lens are now part of the top 10 of the best posters. Les Parisiens go to Félix-Bollaert for the 17th before receiving Sang et Or à la 31st.