Monaco and Lyon agree to play Ligue 1 match in China 1 month ago

Monaco and Lyon agree to play Ligue 1 match in China

The relocation is subject to FIFA's approval

Ligue 1 sides Monaco and Lyon have reportedly agreed to play their remaining league match against each other in China.


According to L'Equipe, the Professional Football League (LFP) have submitted the idea of playing the Monaco-Lyon match, scheduled for early February, in China.

In August 2018, the Trophée des Champions was held in Shenzhen, China - with Paris Saint-Germain defeating Monaco 4-0.

Now, two years later, the LFP are seemingly keen to return to china, as they look to organise the fixture between the two French giants which is scheduled for the weekend of February 4 to 6.

As per L'Equipe, the two team's presidents, Jean-Michel Aulas and Oleg Petrov, have completed their respective agreements in principle.


"Monaco agrees, and I gave an agreement in principle provided that logistics follow because it's still a big trip," said Jean-Michel Aulas.

"But indeed, Monaco and we agree to relocate the February match. This is an ambitious operation for the image of the L1 and its dissemination."

The relocation of the tie will now be subject to FIFA's approval.

The two sides met earlier this month as Lyon secured a 2-0 victory over Monaco thanks to goals from Karl Toko Ekambi and Jason Denayer. 

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