The schedule for the new Ligue 1 season, which begins on August 22, was released on Thursday by the Professional Football League (LFP). PSG will start in Metz, while OM will host Saint-Etienne. 

The LFP unveiled the calendar of the Ligue 1 football season for the next 2020-2021 season, which will start on 22 and 23 August. An appointment awaited for all football fans to know the program of their favorite club, during the 38 days of the championship which will stretch until May 2021.

PSG, defending champion, will start their season against FC Metz, while their runner-up, OM, will play against AS Saint-Étienne. Other beautiful posters of this first Ligue 1 weekend since the end of the last season due to the coronavirus pandemic: the match between Lille and Rennes, respectively 4th and 3rd last year, and that between Montpellier and Lyon . 

Discover the calendar for the first day below:

PSG - Metz
OM - Saint-Étienne
Lille - Rennes
Montpellier - Lyon
Bordeaux - Nantes
Lorient - Strasbourg
Nîmes - Brest
Nice - Lens
Dijon - Angers
Monaco - Reims

Heavy entry for OM, with a "Classic" from the 3rd day

The least well-off supporters are those of Olympique de Marseille. The second of the last championship will have to overcome a hearty dish from the start, with four "shocks" in just six days: Saint-Etienne in opening, then PSG for the "Classic" at the Parc des Princes from the third day on September 13, before receiving Lille and going to Lyon.

Suffice to say that after these first six days, we will already have a first idea of ​​the turn of the Marseille season.

PSG still in the dark due to the Champions League

As for Paris Saint-Germain, the season will start at home against Metz ... unless the Parisians play the final of the 2020 Champions League, which is scheduled for the same date in Lisbon.

This is the main problem of this calendar, which risks being turned upside down throughout the season. With the coronavirus health crisis, European competitions have changed their pace and risk hitting the championship until May at the time of the finals of the 2021 editions.