Ligue 1: OM defeats Rennes in Europe race, Monaco new runners-up

Marseille, beaten by Rennes (2–0), gives Monaco second place in the championship, easy winners of Brest. Strasbourg remained in fifth place, while Nice suffered a major defeat at home to Lille on Day 37 of the league.

Om slips his second position

Terrible evening for Marseille. While OM had the opportunity to make it to the Champions League on their trip to Rennes on the 37th day, the Marseille club dropped their second place to Monaco – which had never reached this ranking this season – and could tremble for His European ambitions a week after the end of the championship. “It will be great if we are in second place, and more problematic if we are in third, and even worse if we are in fourth,” Jorge Sampaoli anticipated this week. A statement that now looks like a terrible omen.

Because the reality is that on the evening of the 37th day, OM is not immune to a fourth-place championship finish, synonymous with the Europa League. What will be experienced as a cataclysm at the end of a new season without a minor title. The mistake of a disastrous performance at Rozon Park, conceded in a loss against Stade Renais (2–0). Om took water from all sides for 45 minutes against a team that was certainly behind in the C1 race, but determined to keep the pressure on until the end. Too enterprising against a dying team, the best attack in Ligue 1 was behind the Olympian defence. Om has never been able to reverse the trend.

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OM has grilled all their clowns, and Marseille will have the most pressure on their shoulders next Saturday, especially since their next rival, Strasbourg, winner of Clermont (1-0), with ambitions of reaching the Europa League will travel “We don’t have to worry about the consequences for others,” Sampaoli said at the start of this final day. Perhaps he will have changed his mind when he learns that his two direct competitors have become equal, first and foremost Monaco, which forced Marseille to win the following Saturday. In the event of a similar result to Monaco that would not necessarily be the case, ASM has a favorable goal margin.

However, everything started wrong for the princely club at the Louis II Stadium. Philippe Clément’s men’s eight consecutive victories were not overwhelming against Brestois, who remained on three wins in the last four games in Ligue 1. A goal from DuVernay (10th), trapping a Monegasque defense at the wrong time, then a Belali festival to the left of the surface (23rd) allowed the Breton to create the sensation of the day. Monaco seemed stunned. This was a saving hat-trick (44th, 51st, 55th) without relying on writer Wissam Ben Yedder’s strength of character, and a thunderbolt was decisive on the fourth Monegasque goal. Victorious (4-2) for the 9th time in a row in Ligue 1, Monaco’s destiny is well in hand.

Nice gone bad

This is no longer the case for Nice, the second major defeat of the 37th day after a very busy week. Nice, defeated in the final of the Coupe de France, bounced back after defeating AS Saint-Etienne (4-2) on Wednesday. Les Aglons got off to a good start to continue their momentum in the Allianz Riviera, their setting reconciled with the memory of Emiliano Sala. A fine volley from Kluivert (31st) rewarded Nice’s first period, but Nice should have scored more. A goal scorer in his side’s last two games, Andy Delorte hit the post twice as his team pushed to extend their lead on the scoreboard.

Stunned by Jonathan David’s quick equalizer on recovery (52nd), Nikois sank, losing his leg in the minutes after. After taking position in 60th, the Canadian striker scored twice (61st), Timothy Weah finishing to hasten the fall of Nikois (90th +5), who fell from the top. Returning to two points from OM at the break, Christophe Gaultier’s players did a great deal of damage in the space of a few minutes. Nice may win everything tonight, but Nice, who fell from fourth to sixth place, will eventually lose everything, including the European Cup.

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