Paris Saint-Germain can win a record-equalling 10th Ligue 1 title this 2020-21 season, but the French heavyweights will be hard-pressed to outdo the achievements of last term’s domestic quadruple.
The defending champions kick off their campaign on Thursday after a slightly extended summer break following their debut appearance in the UEFA Champions League final.
How to Watch Ligue Un Online
Ligue Un Live Streams: fuboTV (watch Ligue Un for free with a one-week trial)
fuboTV will live stream Ligue Un matches every week, ensuring fans never miss a moment of the French first division.
What TV Channel is Ligue Un on?
Ligue Un is aired live on beIN Sports in the US.
Thomas Tuchel’s side arrive late after the season started on August 21, with French football the earliest to open 2020-21 after the previous campaign shut down early due to the coronavirus. Nice have taken full advantage of PSG’s delay and sit at the summit after winning two games from two, but head coach Patrick Vieira will know a lot can change between now and the season’s scheduled finish of May 23.
Lille, Rennes and Monaco may consider themselves as dark horses to challenge for Ligue 1 grail this season, and each have started promisingly after going unbeaten in their early outings.
That band of would-be challengers will look to make the most of PSG’s misery after a spike in coronavirus cases affected their squad, ruling the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Angel Di Maria out of their early fixtures, via DW Sports:
2020-21 Ligue 1 Week 3 Schedule
Friday, September 11
Bordeaux vs. Lyon, 3 p.m. ET, beIN Sports, live stream on fuboTV
Saturday, September 12
Montpellier vs. Nice, 11 a.m. ET, beIN Sports, live stream on fuboTV
Saint-Etienne vs. Strasbourg, 3 p.m. ET, beIN Sports, live stream on fuboTV
Sunday, September 13
Lille vs. Metz, 7 a.m. ET, beIN Sports, live stream on fuboTV
Angers vs. Reims, 9 a.m. ET, beIN Sports, live stream on fuboTV
Dijon vs. Brest, 9 a.m. ET, beIN Sports, live stream on fuboTV
Lorient vs. Lens, 9 a.m. ET, beIN Sports, live stream on fuboTV
Nimes vs. Rennes, 9 a.m. ET, beIN Sports, live stream on fuboTV
Monaco vs. Nantes, 11 a.m. ET, beIN Sports, live stream on fuboTV
Paris Saint-Germain vs. Marseille, 3 p.m. ET, beIN Sports, live stream on fuboTV
Visit the official Ligue 1 website to see the 2020-21 calendar in full.
A fresh season signals the arrival of new teams and new players, all of whom will have a vision of making a positive impact in Ligue 1. Jonathan David, Angel Gomes (both Lille) and Kevin Volland (Monaco) are among the summer arrivals out to seamlessly slip onto the French scene, hoping theirs is a smoother fit than Joey Barton:
Promoted parties Lens and Lorient will attempt to hold down top-flight status having taken the spots of Toulouse and Amiens, who were relegated under abrupt circumstances last season. Both clubs have a rich history in the French soccer landscape, but securing survival could prove a major task in the wake of a severely disrupted 2020.
Monaco are the only team not called “PSG” to have won Ligue 1 in the past eight years, and Les Parisiens can pull level with Marseille and Saint-Etienne on 10 first-tier titles if their streak endures.
The division has proved a race between Tuchel’s side and “everyone else” in recent years, but fuboTV will provide coverage every step of the way as France’s finest seek to break their grip on top spot.