As in the preceding years, Adidas delivered the authorized ball for all games, with a fresh Adidas Pro Ligue 1 model to be used through the season for all games.

On 7 May, PSG won their second straightforward Ligue 1 title only beforehand losing 2–1 to Rennes. The heading was secured beforehand PSG kicked off whenever Monaco drew 1–1 alongside Guingamp

There are 3 promoted groups from Ligue 2, substituting the three groups that were transferred from Ligue 1 subsequent to the 2012–13 season. An entire 20 groups currently contest in the group with three clubs suffering demotion to the 2nd division, Ligue 2. All clubs that safeguarded Ligue 1 status for the season were dependent on approval by the DNCG beforehand becoming qualified to participate.

Brest was the first group relegated afterward a 2–0 home conquest to Sochaux on 11 May 2013 afterward 3 years in the topmost flight. Nancy tracked one week later afterward a 2–1 home-based defeat to Bastia on 18 May 2013 finish 8 years of top-flying tenure. Lastly, Troyes was downgraded from the topmost level afterward a 2–1 away downfall to Valenciennes on 26 May 2013.

These relegated teams were substituted by Ligue 2 champions AS Monaco, second place Guingamp, also third-placed Nantes. Monaco settled the second division heading on 11 May 2013 through two matches to replacement afterward defeating Nîmes 1–0 at away. Monaco is creating its return to the first division afterward a two-year absence.

Guingamp and Nantes developed the second and third clubs, correspondingly, to earn an upgrade to Ligue 1 along with the champ Monaco. Both clubs attained promotion with one game to replacement following league wins on 17 May 2013.

Guingamp is recurring to the first division afterward 9 years. Throughout its nine-year spell exterior, the first division Guingamp correspondingly played in Championnat National in the 2010–11 seasons. Lastly, Nantes, 8-time league champs, returned to topmost level afterward a four-year absence

Paris Sait German would be starting the fresh season with an against Montpellier whereas newly upheld AS Monaco side would open their Ligue 1 account alongside Girondin de Bordeaux which would be a huge and interesting game to start of the season.

Large spending Paris Saint Germain won the first League label in the previous 19 years plus now their competition would be tougher than previous season with Monaco posturing a real danger already with the sort of signings they have made with Rodrigues, Coutinho, and Falcao previously there and they could match the spending power of PSG plus that would make the french teams further competitive in the upcoming years.

It is that time of year over when the dust initiates to settle, the fragrance of fresh grass wafts over the corridors to the changing places, and a sense of hopefulness swells inside each supporter. There certainly is nothing better than the start of football season.

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