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Ligue 1: Montpellier's stadium flooded for second time in a week

Montpellier have been left looking for a temporary home after their La Mosson Stadium was flooded for the second time in a week.

Torrential rain on Monday night into Tuesday has caused chaos at the ground, which also suffered some damage during a spell of wet weather last week.

Pictures on the club's official website show the devastation caused by the latest flood waters, which reportedly peaked at three metres and have left much of the ground coated in thick mud.

Montpellier's vice-president Laurent Nicollin admitted it may be some months before the ground can host matches again.

He told a press conference: "It is a scene of desolation that I discovered this morning at La Mosson, the damage is considerable.

"We are looking for solutions to play elsewhere for a while."

The stadium was also hit by flooding in 2003 and Nicollin added: "A decision will have to be taken on the future of La Mosson. We cannot keep re-living this situation. "

The Altrad Stadium, home of Montpellier rugby club, is one option while the nearby towns of Beziers, Nimes and Istres have also been suggested as possible venues.

Montpellier's next home Ligue 1 clash against Lyon is scheduled for October 19 while the Coupe de la Ligue fixture against Ajaccio, which had been due to take place at La Mosson later this month, may now be switched to their opponents' ground Stade Francois Coty.

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