It is a prestige curtain that will launch the Ligue 1 version 2019-2020: Monaco-Lyon, Friday (8:45 pm), is a poster as tempting qu'incertaine, before the entry in the running of Marseille and Paris SG during the weekend.
On the one hand, the desire to forget a last nightmare exercise on all floors. On the other, that of launching a new cycle.
Held on the wire, the ASM is looking to turn the page of a season as catastrophic on the lawns as backstage. By separating from defective executives like Andrea Raggi and Djibril Sidibé, the club of the Rock made room in its workforce and was reinforced behind, with Montpellier's Benjamin Lecomte and Ruben Aguilar.
Authors of a good summer preparation, Monegasques are still looking for an attack, the Wissam Ben Yedder and Michy Batshuayi records being suspended at the start of Radamel Falcao - who will be suspended against Les Gones.
Lyon side, it is a new era that starts with Juninho sports director and Sylvinho as successor of Bruno Genesio on the bench.
It is a difficult task awaiting the Brazilian for his first coaching position. He must breathe new life into a team that lost this summer his captain Nabil Fekir and other executives such as Tanguy Ndombélé and Ferland Mendy.
As for the other contenders for the podium, Marseille will host Reims on Saturday (5 pm) and Lille will host Nantes on Sunday (3 pm), while PSG will close the day against Nîmes at Parc des Princes (9 pm).
Program of the 1st day of Ligue 1:
Friday, August 9th:
(8:45 pm) Monaco - Lyon
Saturday, August 10th:
(5:30 pm) Marseille - Reims
(8:00 pm) Angers - Bordeaux
Brest - Toulouse
Dijon - Saint-Etienne
Montpellier - Rennes
Nice - Amiens
Sunday, August 11th:
(3 pm) Lille - Nantes
(5 pm) Strasbourg - Metz
(9 pm) Paris SG - Nîmes
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