PSG’s fixture against Montpellier this weekend postponed at police request

PSG’s fixture against Montpellier this weekend postponed at police request

The league leaders will see this weekend’s league fixture rearranged

Paris Saint-Germain have been told by French police that they cannot play their league match against Montpellier this Saturday.

Violent protests against the rise in fuel tax have stormed the streets of major French cities for the past three weekends, with further rallies scheduled to go ahead on Saturday and Sunday.

The French powerhouses, who saw their winning streak brought to an end by Bordeaux in a thrilling 2-2 draw on Sunday, said a new date for the fixture will be “set in due course”.

PSG’s next league fixture will now be away to Strasbourg on Wednesday night, before they travel to Serbia to take on Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League next Tuesday (11th December).

“We’ll accept this postponement”, said manager Thomas Tuchel.

“We’ll have to manage this situation to stay in shape before Belgrade. Security is absolutely important.”

Despite drawing over the weekend, Paris Saint-Germain still boast a comfortable lead at the top of Ligue 1. They currently sit on a hugely impressive 43 points, 14 points clear of second-placed Montpellier.

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