PSG: why women and men will play at the same time this Friday

If you are a fan of PSG, you will have to make a choice this Friday evening. Two options from your sofa: the shock of the women’s first division between Paris and Lyon at the Parc des Princes or a Ligue 1 classic between Monaco and Paris at the Louis-II stadium. Two posters, two competitions, two broadcasters … The programming of these meetings falls badly, due to a combination of circumstances due to a busy schedule on both sides.

In women’s D1, such posters are still too rare. OL crushes everything (14 titles in a row) and only PSG is able to attempt the reversal of forces. For the first of the two annual championship confrontations, it is therefore quite logical that Canal +, official broadcaster, best exhibits this PSG-OL this Friday evening on its premium channel. Especially since it will take place at the Park, which had not happened to the players of Olivier Echouafni since April 2017 and the reception of Barça in the Champions League.

The choice for Canal + was limited, we are told at the French Football Federation. By leaving this opening match of the 9th day of D1 on Saturday afternoon (at 2:30 p.m.), he was in direct competition with the Rugby Top 14 and Stade Français, which receives Bordeaux-Bègles at the Jean-Bouin stadium ( 3:15 p.m.).

Programming on Saturday evening is also impossible, Canal + broadcasting Ligue 1 at 9 p.m. Finally, placing this shock on Sunday would have been too close to the gathering of the Blue, Monday in Clairefontaine. And, once again, Canal + broadcasts Top 14 on Sunday evening in “prime time”.

As for Ligue 1, there is nothing abnormal in seeing Monaco-PSG compete on Friday evening. In the charter signed by the Professional Football League (LFP) when acquiring the TV rights (2020-2024), the principle of seeing the clubs engaged in the Champions League the following Tuesday automatically scheduled the previous Friday is inscribed. A point of settlement that bristles Leonardo, the Parisian sports director, unhappy with the proximity to the international window. But which was thought to best protect French clubs for the European Cup, we remind the LFP.

So PSG-OL (Canal +) or Monaco-PSG (Téléfoot) on Friday night? “It is not necessarily the same audience, even if they are two PSG teams”, we slip in a broadcaster. The match will also be played on the audiences. See you on Saturday to find out who wins.

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