PSG and France Ligue 1 Boxing Day 2022/23 TV Schedule


The most anticipated football games of the year in England have always taken place on Boxing Day. It is a tradition long embedded in the history of the British leagues, and it is now expanding abroad reaching France and the Ligue 1.

The French top-flight division is adopting the Boxing Day structure for the first time this season.

As part of the 2022/23 campaign and coinciding with the return of competitive football after the World Cup break, Ligue 1 is staging its first-ever Boxing Day of games, split into two slates.

The French league will split their Christmas games (all of them part of match day 16 of the Ligue 1) into Wednesday, Dec. 28, and Thursday, Dec. 29 bridging the gap between Christmas Day and the celebration of New Year.

PSG will play on the first day of the two, hosting Strasbourg on Dec. 28 at the Parc des Princes in the French capital of Paris.

There will be games taking place up and down, east to west of the French country next Wednesday and Thursday with the league not stopping and already having more matches scheduled for New Year with Paris Saint-Germain visiting second-place RC Lens on Jan. 1.

Here is the full list of games scheduled for Ligue 1's Boxing Day, with France giants PSG and Lyon wrapping up Wednesday and title-chasers Lens closing Thursday:

Wednesday, December 28

AC Ajaccio vs. Angers (3:00 PM, CET)
Troyes vs. Nantes (3:00 PM, CET)
AJ Auxerre vs. AS Monaco (5:00 PM, CET)
Clermont Foot vs. Lille (7:00 PM, CET)
Brest vs. Lyon (9:00 PM, CET)
Paris Saint-Germain vs. Strasbourg (9:00 PM, CET)

Thursday, December 29

Lorient vs. Montpellier (5:00 PM, CET)
Stade de Reims vs. Stade Rennais (7:00 PM, CET)
Marseille vs. Toulouse (9:00 PM, CET)
Nice vs. Lens (9:00 PM PM, CET)

PSG won't have Lionel Messi available for next week's game against Strasbourg as the Argentina international and World Cup winner will spend time in his country resting for a few more days.

The rest of the players on PSG's first-team squad should be available for coach Christophe Galtier to pick from, barring those injured and/or not fully fit.

Next. Kimpembe, Danilo, and Nuno Mendes ruled out Wednesday. dark

Multiple youngsters have appeared in the mid-season friendlies played by PSG during the past few days, including two extraordinary performers in Ismael Gharbi and Ilyes Housni, one of whom might start against Strasbourg next Wednesday. Only Presnel Kimpembe (Achilles) and Nuno Mendes (thigh) have been ruled out.