Bordeaux has a foot in Ligue 2, Metz does not abdicate and Monaco on the podium

HASorned in the top flight since 1992, Bordeaux have never been so close to relegation to the Second Division in the last thirty years. Sunday May 8, the Girondins sank in Angers (4-1) and are now four lengths behind AS Saint-Etienne, in the play-off position, which has one game less, before the final two days.

Metz is no longer a red lantern thanks to its snatch victory at the end of the match against Lyon (3-2), ending a series of fourteen unsuccessful matches. In the first part of the table, the Lyonnais fell to eighth place, Lens having won on the lawn of Reims (1-2).

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Behind Marseille, which dominated Lorient away from home (0-3), Monaco temporarily climbs onto the podium following its victory in Lille (1-2). After its short success in Brest (0-1), Strasbourg keeps its chances of European qualification.

Winner of Montpellier at home (2-1), Clermont has taken a big step towards maintaining and will end the season “at worst” in a play-off position. Note, finally, that the Nice-Saint-Etienne and Nantes-Rennes matches were postponed to Wednesday May 11, in the evening, due to the final of the Coupe de France won on Saturday at the Stade de France by the Canaries. .

The results of the 36th day

Lille-Monaco: 1-2

Brest-Strasbourg: 0-1

Metz-Lyon: 3-2

Reims-Lens: 1-2

Clermont-Montpellier: 2-1

Angers-Bordeaux: 4-1

Lorient-Marseille: 0-3

PSG-Troyes: Sunday May 8 at 8:45 p.m.

Nice-Saint-Etienne: Wednesday May 11 at 7 p.m.

Nantes-Rennes: Wednesday May 11 at 9 p.m.

AS Monaco midfielder Aurélien Tchouaméni savored his team's eighth consecutive victory in the league, Friday May 6, on the lawn of Lille, in Villeneuve-d'Ascq.

At 22, Aurélien Tchouaméni has completed a confirmation season brilliantly. The best hope of Ligue 1 in 2020-2021 was again decisive, Friday, in Lille. With his left foot, then his right, he sent two clear shots into the back of the net to allow AS Monaco to score an eighth success in a row in L1. The seven interceptions and 86 balls hit by the midfielder also testify to his impact on the Monegasque game.

“It’s easy for a coach to work with a player like that”said after the meeting the ASM coach, Philippe Clement, describing a prodigy “with a desire to improve. Each month, he goes through stages. It’s clear, he’s going to have a great future. » But surely not much longer in the Principality…

OM midfielder Mattéo Guendouzi (right) celebrates his goal in Lorient with his teammate Valentin Rongier, Sunday May 8, at the Moustoir stadium.

Between the slap received at home against Lyon (0-3) the previous day and the disillusion experienced in the European Cup, Olympique de Marseille had had a very bad week. Sunday afternoon, the Marseillais were able to react to Moustoir: they won (3-0) in Lorient.

Lorient goalkeeper Matthieu Dreyer postponed the deadline with fine saves, before Bamba Dieng, Mattéo Guendouzi and Gerson found the net. Thanks to these three additional points, OM, second, retain a cushion of three points ahead of Monaco and six over Rennes, pending the late match of the Bretons, Wednesday, in Nantes.

  • The other burst of the weekend
Metz midfielder Farid Boulaya is congratulated by his teammate Kévin N'Doram after his splendid and precious goal against Lyon (3-2 victory), Sunday May 8, at the Saint-Symphorien stadium, in Longeville-lès-Metz.

FC Metz have one foot in the elevator, but have not yet descended into Ligue 2. After almost four months without a league victory, the Lorraine club beat Olympique Lyonnais (3-2) on Sunday at the Saint- Symphorien at the end of a scenario with twists.

The Garnets led 2-0 in the first period, then 2-1 on the power play, before being joined at 2-2 five minutes from the end. But at the 90and, the light came from Farid Boulaya. With a sequence of passing of legs-strike in the skylight, the Messin joker (entered the game ten minutes earlier) offered victory and a lot of hope to his people.

In the standings, Frédéric Antonetti’s men leave the place of red lantern in Bordeaux and return to three lengths of that of the play-off occupied by AS Saint-Etienne (which has one game less). To avoid relegation, the Messins will still have to work against Angers and Paris during the last two days.

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  • The weekend round trip

Four hundred Girondins de Bordeaux supporters made the trip to Angers on Sunday to encourage their team threatened by relegation to Ligue 2. But the songs and flags unfurled then gave way to silence in the visitors’ sector of the Raymond stadium. -Kopa. Disappointed to see yet another defeat looming as the SCO led 2-0 after forty-five minutes, the Girondin fans have, in part, deserted the stand at the break.

Finally, Bordeaux was corrected with the score of 4-1. Consequences: David Guion’s team no longer has its destiny in hand; if AS Saint-Etienne wins only one of its last three games, the club with the scapular will be relegated to the Second Division.

  • The statement of the weekend

“I have the impression that we have gone down to Ligue 2”

Friday evening at the Pierre-Mauroy stadium, LOSC was beaten for the fourth time in five L1 games, by Monaco (1-2). Two days from the end, the 2021 French champion finds himself in tenth place. Among northern supporters, this downgrading goes badly. Held responsible by part of the public, coach Jocelyn Gourvennec was the target of whistles during team composition and hostile chants (“Gourvennec resignation”).

” We have finished [la saison] in an atmosphere that is obviously not pleasant. I find it a pity. It’s not a reflection of our seasonpleaded at a press conference the successor of Christophe Galtier at LOSC. I have the impression that we went down to Ligue 2, that we did nothing. (…) It’s disappointing, because we don’t deserve this. »

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The Auguste-Delaune stadium in Reims looked like Bollaert on Sunday. Having come in large numbers to Champagne, the Lensois public colored the stands in blood and gold. So when he scored the winning goal in the 92and minute, at the conclusion of a collective movement on the left side, Seko Fofana let his instinct speak: the Lensois captain took off his jersey and crossed the whole field to commune with the Racing lovers.

The number of the weekend


Like the number of points for Racing Club de Strasbourg, winner of Brest on Saturday by the smallest of margins (0-1), after 35 days of L1. The Alsatians thus return to fifth place tied with OGC Nice, and two lengths behind Stade Rennes, fourth. In his rear view mirror, Racing is followed by two units by another Racing, that of Lens.

Strasbourg striker Kevin Gameiro scored his eleventh goal of the Ligue 1 season on Saturday May 7 at the Francis-Le-Blé stadium in Brest.

According to Opta, the statistics provider, 90% of the teams having at least 60 points at this stage of the championship in the XXIand century finished in the top 4 at the end of the season. The fight for European places being particularly dense in 2021-2022, Strasbourg still needs points to hope to play in the next edition of the Europa League or the Europa League Conference.


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