Nice vs. Lille to open the L1 season

There had been some uncertainty over the opening swathe of Ligue 1 fixtures as it was necessary to wait for the end of the Champions League second qualifying round on Tuesday to know when Marseille would be playing.

Francesco Farioli's men now know they will indeed kick off the new French top-flight season at home to LOSC Lille on 11 August at 9pm CEST. Tickets are on sale now (from €15). And spots in the upper tier of the Populaire Sud and Ray Stands have just been made available for sale!

The wait of more than two months for the return of football to the Allianz Riviera is almost over…