Lyon Threaten Legal Action After Ligue 1 Season Ended Early

The league’s governing body reported on Thursday that rankings will be chosen by focuses per game – which means OL pass up European capability

Lyon have reported they plan to claim against the choice to end the Ligue 1 season early which implied they passed up fitting the bill for European football just because since 1997 – and conceivably sue the class’ administering body (LFP) for many euros.

After the declaration by French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe that no football could happen before September, the LFP affirmed on Thursday that the season was finished and that the title and European spots would be granted on a focuses per game premise.

This implies Paris Saint-Germain are granted a third progressive Ligue 1 title, while Marseille and Rennes take the other two Champions League places.

Lyon in the mean time finish seventh, outside of the European spots, and in an announcement on Thursday evening state the class ought to have been settled on the contribute as opposed to the meeting room, regardless of whether it implied an elective arrangement.

They guarantee that the LFP has acted too rapidly in dropping the season, that this strategy doesn’t meet the UEFA demand that “wearing legitimacy” decide European capability, and that a more attractive technique would have been a progression of end of the season games to decide matters – in spite of the fact that they conceded PSG are commendable heroes.

Their announcement peruses: “This administration position didn’t appear to force, in a restrictive way, such a last prevent today from Ligue 1 and Ligue 2; the Minister of Sports Roxana Maracineanu having recently shown the chance of playing in August if the advancement of the wellbeing circumstance permitted it.

“Olympique Lyonnais at that point proposed as ahead of schedule as Tuesday that the League study an elective arrangement which would permit the Championship to be finished and in this manner protect the reasonableness innate in any donning rivalry, and to be in accordance with UEFA’s proposition dependent on brandishing merit as indicated by objective, straightforward and non-unfair standards.

“This arrangement shared by different clubs depended on the guideline of end of the season games and play-downs, a title of champion gained by PSG, with a schedule restricted to three weeks predictable with wellbeing requirements, and a creative recipe which regularly could have intrigued supporters, as of now inadequate with regards to content, just as sports wagering and all other financial players in the football business. This arrangement made it conceivable accurately to meet UEFA’s desire to follow national rivalries.

“Given the judgment of the French Ligue 1 Championship, announced today by the League, Olympique Lyonnais maintains all authority to offer against this choice and case harms, specifically under the loss of possibility and considering the law of other elite athletics which are as of now in progress, since the harm for the club adds up to a few a huge number of euros.

“Olympique Lyonnais earnestly praises the heroes, PSG for Ligue 1 and Lorient for Ligue 2, who were broadcasted today and expectations that OL Feminin [the Lyon ladies’ team] can rapidly have a similar sanctification.”


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