The French Ligue 1 season got under way – 167 days after the 2019-20 campaign was curtailed – as Nantes were held by 10-man Bordeaux.
The game was brought forward after the original season-opener between Marseille and Saint-Etienne was postponed following four positive coronavirus tests at Marseille.
The 2019-20 campaign was ended in April because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Champions League finalists Paris St-Germain were awarded the title.
The French league has informed teams that more than three positive cases at a club would likely lead to a postponement.
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Friday’s fixture at Bordeaux – who were among the sides to play on Ligue 1’s final contested round of fixtures on Sunday, 8 March – was played in an empty stadium.
The hosts had Mehdi Zerkane sent-off after 20 minutes but held out for a goalless draw in an otherwise uneventful match.
There was only one shot from inside the box in the entire game, the lowest total in a Ligue 1 match since data was first recorded in 2006-07.
PSG, who face Bayern Munich in the Champions League final on Sunday, are set to begin their campaign in the second round of fixtures on 29 August.
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