The PSG – OL of March 14 is decisive in the race for the title of Division 1 women. OL, the winner of the last 13 editions of the championship, currently has three lengths ahead of the Parisiennes, in particular thanks to its 1-0 first leg victory in the Rhône. A victory by two goals away from PSG would allow him to regain the lead.
This Monday, Lyon formalized its desire to move the meeting, confirming a lobby that rustled behind the scenes and which annoys the PSG. “The FFF plans to set the match for Saturday 14 March at 3.30 p.m., regardless of the international calendar, […] while its partner Canal + wanted this meeting, one of the best posters of the season which could be decisive for the attribution of the title, to be played on Sunday March 15 to benefit from better exposure. “
OL assure that it will not be able to play four of its internationals (Bronze, Greenwood, Parris and Kumagai) entered in a tournament in Dallas (United States) which will end tomorrow evening (Thursday morning in France).
“Olympique Lyonnais proposed to the FFF several other dates, Saturday February 29, Monday March 16 or even inversion of two days of championship that PSG has systematically refused”, criticizes the press release from Lyon.
PSG, for its part, does not want a postponement of the match. Indeed, he has already complained on several occasions of the calendar, when big matches arrived after truces, without ever having been heard. And even if many Parisian players will also be affected by the international break, he does not intend to give a gift to his great rival. “After studying all the possible alternatives and despite its good will, PSG notes that the conditions do not allow it to respond favorably to the request of Olympique Lyonnais,” said PSG in a statement on Monday evening. The teams will be on an equal footing, they will have to compose without some of their international players. And to conclude: “They will compete as planned on Saturday March 14 at the Stade Jean-Bouin at 3.30 pm”