Ligue 1: the LFP will modify the schedule of matches for clubs involved in European Cups

The Professional Football League (LFP) will once again modify the schedule of matches for clubs involved in the European cups in the event of qualification for the semi-finals, the sports management of Radio France learned from a source close to the ‘instance. The League will discuss it on Friday April 19 during the board of directors meeting to ratify these changes.

Paris Saint-Germain, which validated its ticket for the semi-finals of the Champions League (C1) at the expense of FC Barcelona, ​​will benefit from an adjustment to its calendar. The match of May 3 against OGC Nice positioned between the semi-final first leg, May 1, and return, May 7, and counting for the 32nd day of Ligue 1 will be moved.

Concerning Olympique de Marseille and Lille, engaged respectively in the quarter-final return of the Europa League (C3) against Benfica and the Europa Conference League (C4) against Aston Villa, the LFP also plans to modify the calendars. Reims-OM and LOSC-OL, scheduled for May 3, are the two matches likely to be postponed in the event of qualification for the semi-finals.

A no-brainer for Ligue 1,”when we move in this direction, we don’t stop in progress”explains this same source adding: “it is in the general interest of the League to ensure a maximum of places for French clubs in European Cups and in particular in the Champions League in the years to come”.

As a reminder, the results of French teams have an impact on the UEFA index. The further the clubs go, the higher the points obtained. France, 5th in the UEFA rankings, is already certain of having at least three clubs in the Champions League next season, and hopes to have four since the 4th in Ligue 1 will play in the preliminary rounds of C1.

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