Lorient v Lyon postponed

Sunday’s Ligue 1 clash between Lorient and Olympique Lyonnais has been postponed at short notice due to the poor state of the pitch at Lorient’s Stade du Moustoir. The match, which had been due to kick off at 13:00 local time on Sunday (14/08/2022) was due to be part of the second round of fixtures in the 2022-23 Ligue 1 season. It will now have to be played at a later date, adding to the fixture congestion that is already being caused by the mid-season World Cup in Qatar in November and December.

This means that there are no fixtures for any of Lyon’s representative teams this weekend. The men are next due to take to the field for their round three fixture against Troyes at the Groupama Stadium on Friday the 19th of August. The reserves don’t start their Championnat National 2 Group C until the following day (Saturday 20/08/2022) when they travel to the Stade Louis Hon to face Fréjus Saint-Raphaël, and the women’s team don’t start their league campaign for another month. They did, however, beat Saint-Étienne 1-0 in a friendly on Thursday with a goal from Eugénie Le Sommer in the thirty third minute.