Ligue 1 at the start: the PSG of the stars chases the Lilac.  Monaco and Lyon ready to amaze

Ligue 1 at the start: the PSG of the stars chases the Lilac. Monaco and Lyon ready to amaze

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Ligue 1 at the start: the PSG of the stars chases the Lilac.  Monaco and Lyon ready to amaze

First football weekend in France. Pochettino’s team, after the defeat in the Super Cup, try the assault on the throne of the French champions

It is the first of the top 5 European championships to kick off. Ligue 1 kicks off on Friday: Monaco and Nantes face off on the pitch. The program then continues on Saturday with Lyon-Brest and Troyes-Psg, then all the others. The first day of Montpellier-Marseille closes on Sunday at 8.45 pm. Having been awarded the Super Cup to Lille, former French champion, the Parisian club is ready to attack to snatch the crown from Gourvennec’s team. It will be a super challenge.

THE FAVORITES

Lilac restarts from its certainties. Having lost Soumaré, heading for Leicester, and Maignan, who moved to Milan, the team showed that they had not lost their way by overtaking their Parisian opponents in the Super Cup. New coach Gourvennec has taken over the squad and will rely on Burak Yilmaz’s goals, Yazici’s talent and Xeka’s unpredictability. He will not stand by and watch Pochettino’s PSG: 76 million spent on the market with the purchase of Hakimi from Inter (60) and Danilo Pereira from Porto (16). Then the engagements of the luxury freelancers Donnarumma, Sergio Ramos and Wijnaldum. Kovac’s Monaco also wants to have its say, committed to earning a place in the next Champions League by overcoming the preliminaries. Ben Yedder and Volland the fixed points, now there is Nubel in goal: arrived on loan from Bayern Munich.

THE OUTSIDERS

Lyon welcomes Bosz, former Leverkusen, on the bench, but without Depay’s inspiration they could have some problems. Sampaoli’s Marseille relies on Milik, Nice changed their technical guide to rely on Galtier, protagonist with Lille champion last year. So many talents to follow. The young Tchouameni and Fofana of Monaco, the former Roma Kluivert now at Nice, who will challenge the Turkish Under on loan to Marseille. And then the midfielder Khépren Thuram, son of Lillian and brother of striker Marcus, also at Nice. Also Luis Henrique, promising Brazilian left winger born in ’01 at the court of Sampaoli. It promises to be an exciting season, the conditions are all there. The leagues start again, it’s the turn of Ligue 1.

5 August – 18:45