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Ligue 1 season opener called off owing to COVID-19 cases

L’Équipe and RMC Sport report that the LFP have taken the decision to postpone the 2020/21 Ligue 1 season opener between Marseille and St Étienne, initially scheduled for this Friday evening, owing to COVID-19.

Marseille confirmed this morning that they now have 4 active cases of COVID-19 inside their 1st team dressing room, with three more confirmed positive cases following the diagnosis of Jordan Amavi last week.

A specific date for the rescheduling as yet to be confirmed, but the target dates are the 16th or 17th September.

La Provence report that the three other individuals to have tested positive in the Marseille squad are Steve Mandanda, Maxime Lopez and Valentin Rongier.

RMC now confirm that Bordeaux vs Nantes will replace Marseille vs St Étienne and will go ahead this Friday night. This, despite the fact that as reported by Mohamed Toubache-TER, Les Canaris are contending with seven active positive COVID-19 cases in their 1st team squad.

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