Ligue 1: Dijon to a defeat of an 87-year-old record

Last in the standings and beaten by OM (2-0) this Sunday on the 31st day of Ligue 1, Dijon chained an eleventh consecutive defeat in the league. The Burgundians can equal this sad record next weekend.

Four shots for only one on target, less than 36% of possession … Dijon again made a bad copy this Sunday at the end of the 31st day of Ligue 1. Logically beaten by OM (2-0), the team Burgundian goes straight to Ligue 2 and could even be relegated with a humiliating record on the clock. Non-existent against Marseille, the DFCO lost for the eleventh time in a row in the league.

A catastrophic series that allows him to equal that of Toulouse during the 2019-2020 season. Above all, the proteges of David Linarès could become co-holders of the record in the matter from next weekend. In the event of a new defeat against Monaco, at the Louis-II stadium, during the 32nd day of L1, Dijon would equal the mark established by CA Paris (twelve consecutive defeats) in 1933-1934.

Launched against Lorient (3-2) on January 27, 2021, the series continued against opponents against Lille (1-0), Lyon (0-1) and Montpellier (4-2). But the defeat at home against Nîmes (0-2), on February 14, probably marked the spirits. Faced with a rival for maintenance, Dijon cracked Gaston-Gérard in the last quarter of an hour.

Among the other executioners of the Dijonnais, we find pell-mell PSG, Lens or Bordeaux, Brest and Reims.

Dijon promised to relegation?

87 years after CA Paris, Dijon can therefore once again write the history of the French championship. But the team dear to President Delcourt, not stingy in rants in recent weeks, will do everything not to seize this undesirable record.

Last in the standings with 15 points and only two wins in 31 games, Dijon is 17 lengths behind Lorient, the first non-relegation with 32 points. Even the place of barrage, held by Nîmes (29 pts), seems for the moment complicated to achieve.

Worst attack (20 goals scored) and 17th worst defense in L1 (53 goals conceded), Dijon will need a miracle to escape relegation. First, the Burgundians will have to avoid losing a twelfth consecutive game against Monaco, claiming the title. After setting the record 87 years ago, CA Paris had failed to avoid relegation to D2 and has never played in the top flight since.


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