Champions League, C3, Maintenance… What will be the bets on the boil on the final day of L1?

The 2021-2022 League 1 season will conclude with a new 10-game multiplex on the 38th day next Saturday (9 pm). Six teams are waiting to know the results in the race to Europe, where Metz and Saint-Etienne will compete at a distance for a place in the play-offs.

Practically everything is yet to be done before the last day of Ligue 1. The multiplex did not give a final verdict this Saturday, even though it made it possible to witness several upheavals. However, after a draw against Lorient (0–0), Bordeaux are practically condemned to Ligue 2, where Merlus survives on course.

Race to Europe: everything is still possible

In the race for Europe, OM made a very poor operation, losing to Rennes (2-0) on the ground. Jorge Sampaoli’s team dropped its second in favor of AS Monaco, the winner of the ninth consecutive game against Brest (4–2). In order for Monegasque to receive direct qualifying tickets for the next Champions League group stage, it will be necessary to continue the series on the lawns of Lens. The winner in Troyes (3-1), Lens is currently in seventh place and can still dream of a Top 5.

There will still be four teams in the race for Europe as OM Strasbourg will receive. Victorious against Clermont (1–0), the Alsatian club have the opportunity to retain their fifth place based on their result. At best, they would finish in fourth place but they could slip to seventh place as well.

With a better goal difference than OM, Rennes (fourth) can also expect a favorable scenario that will allow them to reach the podium. Bruno Genesio’s players will go to Lille, who played poorly in Nice (3-1) but who had nothing to eat but to end practice on a good note. The Aiglons will travel to Reims, where they must achieve a decent result to return to the top 5. Having already missed a chance in the Coupe de France final, Nice no longer has the right to make mistakes.







2- Monaco: 68 points (+25) (Qualifying places for the Champions League group stage,

3- Marseille: 68 points (+21) (Qualifying places for the third preliminary round of the Champions League,

4- Rennes: 65 points (+42) (Qualifying places for the Europa League group stage,

5- Strasbourg: 63 points (+21) (Qualifying places for the play-offs to reach the group stage of the Europa Conference League,

6- Good: 63 points (+15)

7- Lens: 61 points (+14)

A duel between Metz and Saint-tienne for the place of the barrage

Now the situation is clear in the competition to maintain. Despite their defeat against Strasbourg, Clermont certainly defended its spot in the top flight. It’s the same for Lorient, which rattled Bordeaux. With a margin of 12 goals against Metz, Bordeaux will almost certainly move into Ligue 2. Arrived along the way, David Gion didn’t hide this sad news the evening after: “The season has been so bad that ‘We deserve what’s happening. Us.’

Because the race to keep up now boils down to a duel of knowing the future blocker. Woe to the loser, therefore, that would leave the aristocracy in principle with Bordeaux. Thanks to two consecutive victories, first against OL then against Angers (1–0), Metz finished 18th in the Greens after beating Reims (3–1). Frustrated but still determined to save his team, Pascal Dupraz denounced the physical but also mental level of his players, who endured four consecutive defeats.

ASSE will go to Nantes, which has nothing left to play for, but Antoine Comboure has logically predicted in advance that he will give “no gifts” to his future opponent. Against PSG, there will be another major challenge for Frederic Antoinetti’s players with a trip to the Parc des Princes. Already crowned champions, the Paris club penalized Montpellier (4-0) and certainly appears to be a major obstacle for Messines. As a reminder, the play-offs will face a Ligue 2 team, namely the winners of the meeting between Auxerre and Sochaux or Paris FC, who will already challenge each other in a pre-dam.






18th – Metz: 31 points (-29) (barrage place,

19th – Saint-Etienne: 31 points (-35)

20th – Bordeaux: 28 points (-41)

, dam program

Tuesday May 17 (8:30 p.m.): Paris FC-Sochoux
Friday May 20 (8:30 PM): Auxerre – Play-off winners
Thursday 26th May (7pm): Barrage L2 – 18th L1
Sunday 29th May (7pm): 18th L1 – Barrage L2

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