PSG’s season opener at Lens pushed back to Sept. 10


PSG's season opener at Lens pushed back to Sept. 10
(Top L-R) Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian defender Marquinhos, Italian midfielder Thiago Motta, Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani, Brazilian defender Thiago Silva, French midfielder Adrien Rabiot, French goalkeeper Alphonse Areola, (Bottom L-R) Argentinian forward Angel Di Maria, Brazilian defender Daniel Alves, Italian midfielder Marco Verratti, Spanish defender Yuri Berchiche and French forward Kylian Mbappe pose prior to the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Real Madrid on March 6, 2018, at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. / AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU

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  • French champions PSG, who lost 1-0 to Bayern Munich in the European showpiece on Sunday in Lisbon, had asked the domestic league’s governing body (LFP) to rearrange the fixture.

Paris St Germain’s opening game of the Ligue 1 season at Lens has been pushed back almost two weeks to Sept. 10 at the request of the club who want the players to have more time to recover after the Champions League final.

French champions PSG, who lost 1-0 to Bayern Munich in the European showpiece on Sunday in Lisbon, had asked the domestic league’s governing body (LFP) to rearrange the fixture.

“At the request of Paris St Germain and in agreement with RC Lens and broadcaster Canal +, the LFP Bureau has decided to postpone the meeting between RC Lens and PSG initially scheduled for Aug. 29 to Sept. 10,” PSG said n their website.

The LFP said Sunday’s match between Strasbourg and Nice had been brought forward to 9:00 pm local time on Saturday, when PSG’s game at Lens was originally scheduled to take place.

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