Lyon slam ‘sudden decision to end Ligue 1 season

Lyon Ligue 1

Lyon Ligue 1

Given the lack of league football for the French sides involved, it remains to be seen how that will impact the remainder of this season's Champions League, and whether it will provide advantage or not.

In a highly-charged statement, Lyon warned of French clubs facing cumulative losses of 900 million euros, highlighted bankruptcy fears, and expressed concern over "football lovers who are deprived of their passion".

"Today, it is not only about OL (Olympique Lyonnais), but quite simply about the future of French football", the seven-time champions said in a lengthy statement.

Lyon and PSG will likely represent France next season in the Women's Champions League.

This means that rather than having to play three or four ties to make the Group Stage, like has been the case for Celtic in recent seasons, they'd only have to advance past one team, either over two legs or in a one-off game.

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Given the climate that we now live in, there are far more questions than answers when it comes to the future of football in countries all across the world. We love the values it conveys, the passion it exudes. The championship is our ritual.

The French president explained that the match will take place behind closed doors- something that seems a given- and pointed out new details, although these would still to be confirmed.

Les Gones won the first leg played on February 26 by a 1-0 scoreline before the competition was postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Lyon are due to face Ligue 1 champions PSG in the French league cup final, with the victor going into the Europa League - however, it remains to be seen whether the game can be played amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The bundesliga starts next weekend, and also the Danish Superliga has been given the green light to be resumed.

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