Olympique Lyon will not be playing in a European context for the time being next season. The French top club filed two lawsuits for ending Ligue 1 prematurely, but the judge dismissed the appeal.
Lyon disagreed with the way Ligue 1 ended at the beginning of this month. League organizer LFP decided to distribute European tickets based on the current rankings, which is why Lyon missed out because the team was in seventh at the time. place.
In addition, Lyon, which had only one point less than OGC Nice and Stade de Reims, also saw the final of the Coupe de la Ligue postponed indefinitely. The team of Memphis Depay and Kenny Tete had been assured of a European ticket in a victory over Paris Saint-Germain in the final battle.
"We have decided to file two cases," said President Jean-Michel Aulas earlier. "One thing to get the league resumed and one thing because we disagree with how the league ended. We could have finished the season."
Lyon is still in the Champions League
Lyon still has a chance to qualify for the group stage of the Champions League. The formation must then win the Champions League this season. In the return visiting Juventus, a 1-0 lead is defended. That game will probably be played in August.
In addition to Lyon, Amiens and Toulouse also went to court because they also felt disadvantaged, but that did not help them either. Those two clubs are therefore relegated as the number nineteen and twenty respectively to Ligue 2.
Paris-Saint Germain was declared the champion. They will enter the group stage of the Champions League together with Olympique Marseille next season. Stade Rennais plays preliminary round Champions League. OSC Lille and OGC Nice are assured of the group stage of the Europa League.
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