Ligue 1: Bordeaux has one foot in Ligue 2, Metz does not abdicate and Monaco on the podium

Ligue 1: Bordeaux has one foot in Ligue 2, Metz does not abdicate and Monaco on the podium

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Benoît Costil's Girondins conceded four goals, including the first in minute 5, on Sunday 8 May at the Raymond-Kopa stadium in Angers.

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

Metz is no longer a red lantern thanks to its opening victory at the end of the game against Lyon (3-2), ending a run of fourteen unsuccessful games. In the first part of the table, Lyonnais dropped to eighth place, having beaten Lens on the pitch in Reims (1-2).

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Behind Marseille, who dominated Lorient away from home (0-3), Monaco are temporarily on the podium after their victory in Lille (1-2). After their brief success in Brest (0-1), Strasbourg maintains its chances of European qualification.

Winner of Montpellier at home (2-1), Clermont has taken a big step to stay and will end the season “in the worst case” in a play-off position. Note, finally, that the Nice-Saint-Etienne and Nantes-Rennes matches have been postponed to Wednesday, May 11, in the afternoon, due to the final of the French Cup won on Saturday at the Stade de France by the Canary Islands.

The results of day 36

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 on Friday, May 6, on the pitch at Lille in Villeneuve-d'Ascq.

At 22 years old, Aurélien Tchouaméni has completed a brilliant confirmation season. The best hope of Ligue 1 in 2020-2021 was decisive again, on 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 successive success in L1. The seven interceptions and 86 balls hit by the midfielder also attest to his impact on the Monegasque game.

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

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

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

Lorient goalkeeper Matthieu Dreyer postponed the deadline with good saves, before Bamba Dieng, Mattéo Guendouzi and Gerson found the net. Thanks to these three additional points, second-placed OM retains a three-point lead over Monaco and a six-point lead over Rennes, ahead of Wednesday’s Breton match 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), on Sunday 8 May, at the Saint-Symphorien stadium in Longeville -les-Metz.

FC Metz has one foot in the elevator, but has not yet relegated to Ligue 2. After almost four months without winning the league, the Lorraine club beat Olympique Lyonnais (3-2) at Saint-Symphorien on Sunday in the final of a stage with turns.

The Garnets led 2-0 in the first period, then 2-1 on the power play, before rallying 2-2 with five minutes left. but at 90Y, the light came from Farid Boulaya. With a leg pass-punch sequence in the skylight, Messin’s prankster (he entered the game ten minutes earlier) offered victory and a lot of hope to his team.

In qualifying, Frédéric Antonetti’s men abandon the red lantern position in Bordeaux and are once again three lengths behind the barrier occupied by AS Saint-Etienne (who have played 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 fans traveled to Angers this Sunday to cheer on their team threatened by relegation to Ligue 2. But the chants and flags were unfurled and then gave way to silence in the visiting sector of the Raymond-Kopa stadium. Disappointed to see another defeat looming with SCO leading 2-0 after forty-five minutes, the Girondins fans, in part, left the stands at half-time.

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

  • The weekend announcement

“I have the impression that we have dropped to Ligue 2”

On Friday night at the Pierre-Mauroy stadium, LOSC was defeated for the fourth time in five L1 matches by Monaco (1-2). With two days to go, the 2021 French champion is in tenth place. Among Northern supporters, this demotion goes wrong. Held responsible by the public, the coach Jocelyn Gourvennec was the target of whistles during the composition of the team and hostile chants (“Gourvennec resignation”).

” Finished [la saison] in an environment that is obviously not pleasant. I find it a pity. Not a reflection of our seasonpleaded at a press conference Christophe Galtier’s successor 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. »

The Auguste-Delaune stadium in Reims looked like Bollaert on Sunday. Having come in great numbers to Champagne, the Lensois public colored the stands in blood and gold. So when he scored the winning goal in ’92Y minute, at the end of a collective movement down the left side, Seko Fofana let his instincts speak: the Lensois captain took off his shirt and walked around the pitch to commune with the Racing fans.

the weekend issue


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

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

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

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