2012-13 Fixtures released

Ligue 1 Conforama
31/05/2012

The 2012-13 season represents the 80th anniversary of professional football in France and Ligue 1 is celebrating in style with new kick-off times, a new football and even new and renovated stadia!

French champions Montpellier-HSC begin their first ever title defence in a 2012-13 season that welcomes back SC Bastia to the top flight after back-to-back promotion seasons in the third division and then Ligue 2. Former European giants Stade de Reims are also back at the top table after 33 years and ESTAC won promotion to Ligue 1 for the second time in three years.

 

NEW KICK-OFF TIMES:

Ligue 1 moves into a new era this season with a new domestic broadcaster in BeIN Sport and, above all, new kick-off times including a return to Friday night football. Your Ligue 1 weekend now looks like this:

Friday 20:30 or 21:00 Central European Time (CET): 1 match

Saturday 17:00 CET: 1 match

Saturday 20:00 CET: 5 matches

Sunday 14:00 CET: 1 match

Sunday 17:00 CET: 1 match

Sunday 20:30 or 21:00 CET: 1 match  

 

IMPORTANT DATES OF 2012-13

Friday 10 August: Week 1 - Opening match of the season

Tuesday 25 September: Coupe de la Ligue Rd-of-32 (14 Ligue 1 clubs enter competition)

Tuesday 30 October: Coupe de la Ligue Rd-of-16 (European qualified clubs: Montpellier, PSG, LOSC, OL, Bordeaux and OM enter competition)

Saturday 22 December: Week 19 - final round of first half of season

Saturday 5 January: Coupe de France Rd-of-64 (All Ligue 1 clubs enter competition)

Saturday 20 April: Coupe de la Ligue Final

Sunday 26 May: Week 38 - final round of season

Saturday 1 June: Coupe de France Final

 

NEW OFFICIAL BALL

To celebrate 80 years of professional club football in France, Ligue 1 will feature a brand new official ball for every ligue 1 match, produced by new official supplier Adidas.

 

LIGUE 1 - WEEK 1

The opening round, Week 1, will be held on the weekend 10, 11, 12 August with defending champions Montpellier-HSC hosting Toulouse FC to the Stade de la Mosson.

The full Week 1 fixtures are:

AS Nancy-Lorraine - Stade Brestois 29

AS Saint-Etienne - LOSC Lille

ESTAC Troyes - Valenciennes FC

Evian Thnon-Gaillard FC - Girondins de Bordeaux

FC Sochaux-Montbéliard - SC Bastia

OGC Nice - AC Ajaccio

Paris Saint-Germain - FC Lorient

Stade de Reims - Olympique de Marseille

Stade Rennais FC - Olympique Lyonnais

 

THE PROMOTED SUMMERS

SC Bastia:

Wk.1: FC Sochaux-Montbéliard (A)

Wk.2: Stade de Reims (H)

Wk.3: Stade Rennais FC (A)

Wk.4: AS Saint-Etienne (H)

Stade de Reims:

Wk.1: Olympique de Marseille (H)

Wk.2: SC Bastia (A)

Wk.3: FC Sochaux-Montbéliard (A)

Wk.4: FC Toulouse (A)

ESTAC Troyes

Wk.1: Valenciennes FC (H)

Wk.2: Olympique Lyonnais (A)

Wk.3: FC Lorient (H)

Wk.4: Stade Brestois 29 (H)

 

MONTPELLIER-HSC'S TITLE DEFENCE OPENS...:

Wk.1: Toulouse FC (H)

Wk.2: FC Lorient (A)

Wk.3: Olympique de Marseille (H)

Wk.4: FC Sochaux-Montbéliard (A)

 

THE CLASSIC BIG GAMES:

Wk.4: LOSC Lille - Paris Saint-Germain

Wk.6: LOSC Lille - Olympique Lyonnais

Wk.8: Olympique de Masrseille - Paris Saint-Germain

Wk.10: Olympique de Marseille - Olympique Lyonnais

Wk.12: Montpellier-HSC - Paris Saint-Germain

Wk.13: Girondins de Bordeaux - Olympique de Marseille

Wk.14: Olympique de Marseille - LOSC Lille

Wk.18: Paris Saint-Germain - Olympique Lyonnais


 

THE DERBIES:

Wk.5: Stade Rennais FC - FC Lorient

Wk.9: AC Ajaccio - SC Bastia

Wk.10: LOSC Lille - Valenciennes FC

Wk.10: ESTAC Troyes - Stade de Reims

Wk.16: AS Saint-Etienne - Olympique Lyonnais

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