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Ligue 1 clash between Lorient and Lyon postponed due to unsafe pitch
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Lyon won their first game of the 2022-23 Ligue 1 season against Ajaccio
Lyon won their first game of the 2022-23 Ligue 1 season against Ajaccio

The Ligue de Football Professionnel have postponed Lyon's Ligue 1 trip to Lorient on Sunday owing to an unsafe pitch at the latter's home ground.

The two sides were due to play their second league match of the new season, having got their campaigns underway last weekend.

But the LFP elected to delay the encounter after a pitch inspection at Stade du Moustoir deemed the surface to possess a risk to the welfare of both teams.

An official statement said: "The LFP Competitions Committee decided on Friday to postpone the match between FC Lorient and Olympique Lyonnais to a later date.

"The commission noted that the current state of the pitch at Stade du Moustoir did not ensure the safety of the players. As a result, the LFP Competitions Committee decided to postpone the meeting."

Reports suggest that both the ongoing heatwave and drought across Western Europe, coupled with the ground playing host to events for the Inter-Celtic Festival of Lorient, contributed to the poor conditions.

Both teams kicked off their campaign with a win last weekend. Lyon defeated Ajaccio and Lorient scored a surprise victory over Rennes.


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