The Ligue 1 2023-24 football season will start in the early hours of Saturday, August 12 (as per IST) as OGC Nice will take on Lille Olympique Sporting Club at the Allianz Riviera in the opening fixture.

Defending champions Paris Saint-Germain will kick off their Ligue 1 2023-24 campaign against FC Lorient at the Parc des Princes in the wee hours of Sunday, August 13 in India.

Under former manager Christophe Galtier, PSG pipped Lens by just a solitary point in the 2022-23 season to clinch their 11th league title in France's premier football competition.

The reigning Ligue 1 champions have appointed Luis Enrique as their new manager.

Ahead of the new season, PSG have undergone a squad overhaul. While Lionel Messi has left the club, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar could also leave in the summer transfer window.

PSG have signed the likes of winger Marco Asensio, midfield destroyer Manuel Ugarte, creative midfielder Kang-in Lee, defenders Milan Skriniar, Lucas Hernandez and forward Goncalo Ramos to boost their squad.

PSG have won the Ligue 1 title on nine occasions in the last 11 years. 

Apart from PSG, Lille won the Ligue title in the 2020-21 season, while Monaco clinched it in 2016-17.

Lens, Marseille, Lille and Monaco will be the other contenders for the 2023-24 Ligue title.

Meanwhile, Le Havre and FC Metz are the two newly-promoted clubs for the upcoming Ligue 1 season.

The Ligue 1 2023-24 will conclude on May 18 after the 18 Ligue 1 teams will have played 34 games each - 17 at home and just as many away.

Where to watch Ligue 1 2023-24 season live in India?

Select matches of the Ligue 1 2023-24 season will be telecast live on the Sports 18 and Sports 18 HD TV channels in India.

Live streaming of the Ligue 1 2023-24 season will be available on the JioCinema app and website in India.

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