Ligue 1 2019-20 fixtures: PSG starts title defence at home to Nimes

Nimes will be the visitors to the French capital when Paris Saint-Germain starts its latest defence of the Ligue 1 title.

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Paris Saint-Germain will begin its title defense against Nimes at home, according to the Ligue 1 fixtures for the 2019-20 season.   -  Getty Images

Paris Saint-Germain hosts Nimes in the first game of its title defence when the 2019-20 Ligue 1 season gets under way.

Thomas Tuchel's side - who is seeking a third straight title in France - then faces Rennes, Toulouse and Metz in its other August fixtures.

Marseille's first league game under new coach Andre Villas-Boas comes at home to Reims. The first Classique of the season is hosted by PSG in October and the return game is set for late March.

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Lille finished a distant second to PSG last term and its season starts at home to Nantes with games against Amiens, Saint-Etienne and Reims following in the opening month. PSG host Lille in November and the reverse fixture is set for January.

 

Monaco, who narrowly secured survival after the return of Leonardo Jardim following Thierry Henry's short spell in charge, is at home to Lyon on the opening weekend, when Ligue 2 winners Metz will be at Strasbourg.

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After securing a return to the top flight alongside Metz, Brest will be at home to Toulouse first up with Nice versus Amiens and Angers hosting Bordeaux among the other opening fixtures. 

Dijon, who beat Lens in a play-off to stave off relegation, is at home to Saint-Etienne with the round completed by Montpellier hosting Rennes.

Ligue 1 2019-20 opening round in full:

Dijon v Saint-Etienne
Marseille v Reims
Nice v Amiens
Strasbourg v Metz
Montpellier v Rennes
Angers v Bordeaux
Lille v Nantes
PSG v Nimes
Brest v Toulouse
Monaco v Lyon