L1Wk18: Five matches postponed, two rescheduled
In the wake of continued security concerns, the Ligue 1 Conforama Week 18 matches that were set to be played in Dijon, Nantes, Amiens, Guingamp and Marseille this weekend have been postponed, while the matches in Nice and Caen have been moved.
At the request of local authorities, the LFP has decided to postpone the matches listed below - in light of current events occupying police who would otherwise ensure security at the matches - until a date to be determined in due course.
Late on Thursday afternoon, Ligue 1 Conforama leaders Paris Saint-Germain's trip to Dijon - set for a 17:00 CET kick-off on Saturday - became the fifth match of the ten called off.
In conjunction with the LFP, the Alpes-Maritime authorities have reprogrammed the match between OGC Nice and AS Saint-Etienne at 17:00 CET on Sunday, 16 December in order to avoid postponement until an even later date. Both sides had matches called off in Week 17, and the stakeholders wanted to find a solution to avoid overloading the clubs' busy schedules in January or later in the second half of the season.
Similarly, Toulouse FC's trip to face SM Caen has been reset for Tuesday, 18 December at 19:30 CET.
Postponed matches for Ligue 1 Conforama Week 18
Dijon FCO - Paris Saint-Germain
FC Nantes - Montpellier Hérault SC
Olympique de Marseille - Girondins de Bordeaux
Amiens SC - Angers SCO
OGC Nice - AS Saint-Etienne - 16 December, 17:00 CET
SM Caen - Toulouse FC - 18 December, 19:30 CET
En Avant Guingamp - Stade Rennais FC - 16 January, 19:00 CET