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Monday, October 29, 2012
Lyon eye November date

Fabien Perrin, France Correspondent

Lyon would like their postponed meeting with Marseille to be rescheduled for November 28 amid concerns over a demanding fixture list.

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Marseille were due to host Lyon at the Stade Velodrome in Ligue 1 on Sunday but the match was postponed due to strong winds.

Whether the match can be rescheduled for November 28 is likely to depend on how Lyon and Marseille fare in their Coupe de la Ligue matches this week, as the next round of matches are to be played on the aforementioned date.

A statement from Lyon read: "OM were aware of the conditions, but they didn't do everything they could to solidify the substructures. If we qualify on Wednesday night in Nice, we ask to play the Marseille game on November 28.

"Ethically, it is not possible for OL to play its two most important trips in a row: on December 16 in Paris and on December 19 in Marseille"

Lyon's manager Remi Garde, meanwhile, said: "Of course there was a security problem and precautions had to be taken. I'm surprised that the decision wasn't made public earlier as the wind was already blowing very strongly on Saturday.

"We made the return trip to Marseille for nothing. That was tiring for us and we weren't able to train. Had the decision been taken earlier we wouldn't have travelled."




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