Beaten by Reims (1–2), Saint-tienne relinquished their place at home to Angers’ winner Metz as a play-off (1–0). At the bottom, Bordeaux conceded their second clean sheet of the season against Lorient (0–0) and maintained a (very) little hope of sustaining themselves.
Mathematically, everything is still playable, even if the task for Bordeaux seems extremely complicated. Placed in check by Lorient at Matmut Atlantic this Saturday during the 37th day (0-0), the Girondins are three points behind the first play-off spot from next Saturday (and a largely unfavorable goal difference). In a heavy environment, David Gion’s men, without wasting any big chances, started the game in timidity and suffered a lot.
Without success, Bordeaux can at least be satisfied with bringing back their second clean sheet of the season, having ten in the last ten minutes. But to hope for a happy ending on Day 38, a win against Brest is inevitable, as well as a succession of good news on the other lawns of Ligue 1. Lorient, on the other hand, tastes victory in this draw. , officially retained in Ligue 1 for the next season.
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Metz still believes in
For his part, Messines maintains hope of making it through the play-offs by winning against Angers. A week after tripping the OL, Frédéric Antoinetti’s men dodged Saint-Symphorion on a goal by Didier Lamkel Ze after the break (1–0). A devilishly significant minor success that moved Messines to 18th place, synonymous with a play-off against a Ligue 2 club. His fate will now lie in Metz’s hands on the lawns of the Parc des Princes.
ASSE in great danger
A play-off spot that escapes Saint-tienne for loss of goal difference. ASSE slammed onto the carpet against Reims (1-2) at a deserted Geoffroy Guichard Stadium. Surprised from the start by Munetsi, the Greens were able to react thanks to Eliakim Mangala’s selflessness and continued to advance in the face of goals from the doubly decisive Pretrag Rajkovic against Camara. Defensive in the street, Stefanois conceded a second goal from Doumbia at Cathedral Maun. Back at the wall, ASSE could have equalised, but Clement Turpin denied a goal from Romain Hamouma for a foul on the goalkeeper of Reims. This setback, combined with Metz’s result, forces Sainte to create a result on the lawn of La Beaujoire the following Saturday.
result in the race to maintain
Bordeaux 0-0 Lorient
Metz 1-0 Angers
Saint-Etienne 1-2 rims