Another blow in the crusade of Olympique Lyonnais. The Professional Football League (LFP) welcomed, Friday, May 22, the "rejection" in emergency procedure of the appeals filed by the clubs of Lyon, Amiens and Toulouse against the decision to stop the 2019-2020 season of Ligue 1 and to freeze the classification after the last day disputed on March 8.

The judge of summary proceedings of the administrative court of Paris "logically retained, by three orders made this Friday afternoon, that the decisions of general scope taken by the board of directors of the League on April 30 could only be challenged before the Council of State ", competent in the matter, writes the LFP in a press release.

LFP press release 📝➡

- Professional Football League (@LFPfr) May 22, 2020

LFP press release 📝➡

- Professional Football League (@LFPfr) May 22, 2020

The League had decided in late April to end the season definitively, in accordance with government orders, and to establish a ratio of points won per game played to establish a final ranking.

Next step, the Council of State

With this criterion, the Lyon club ranks 7th in Ligue 1, which deprives it of any qualification for the European Cup through the Championship. Amiens (19th) and Toulouse (20th) are relegated to Ligue 2 at the end of this truncated season, where ten days remained to be played.

The three applicant clubs will now have to continue their legal combat before the Council of State which, according to the League, is "competent to hear acts of a regulatory nature taken by authorities with national jurisdiction such as the LFP".

With AFP

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