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Pandemic leads to 95% drop-off in ticket sales for Ligue 1 clubs

French Ligue 1 football clubs lost €645m (£551m/$680m) during the 2020-21 season, the majority of which was played behind closed doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A new report from the Direction Nationale du Contrôle de Gestion (DNCG), which monitors French clubs’ financial affairs, has laid bare the impact the pandemic had on teams.

Paris Saint-Germain lost over €224m during the pandemic-hit season. Olympique Lyonnais posted the second-highest loss (€107m), with Olympique de Marseille (€76m), Bordeaux (€67m) and OGC Nice (€30m) rounding off the top five.

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