RC Lens won a draw on the lawn of Strasbourg, this Sunday, during the 33rd day of Ligue 1 (1-1). What to take a point ahead of OM in the race for the Europa League. At the bottom of the table, Dijon obtained its first success of the season against Nice (1-1). Nîmes was hooked by Strasbourg (1-1).
Lens still ahead of OM
After their last-minute victory against Lorient (3-2), OM put a lot of pressure on the shoulders of Lens. And the Sang et Or reacted by drawing a draw on the lawn of Brest, this Sunday, during the 33rd day of Ligue 1 (1-1). At the end of a very tense match, marked by the exclusions of Steven Fortes (81st), Simon Banza (90th) and Jean Lucas (89th), the players of Franck Haise, also expelled from his bench (65th), ensured the essentials at Francis-Le Blé.
By finishing nine against ten, the Northerners, decimated in defense, bring their unbeaten streak to twelve games. A penalty converted by Gaël Kakuta (70th) allowed them to respond to the opening of Jean Lucas with a returning corner (37th). Enough to take a point ahead of Marseille in 5th place in the standings, qualifying for the Europa League. Brest is 15th and will have to remain vigilant until the end to ensure its maintenance.
Dijon pushes back the deadline
This April 18 could have formalized the relegation of Dijon. But the Burgundy club has shown pride to afford an additional week of respite. While they remained on twelve consecutive defeats, the DFCO players managed to win against Nice (2-0), to afford their first home success of the season. The first one since the 17th day.
A huge bowl of oxygen won thanks to a strike under the bar from Fouad Chafik (50th) and a penalty from Yassine Benzia (77th). In the end, it will probably not change much to the fate of the Dijonnais, who remain at the bottom of the standings. But it at least gives them hope of leaving the elite with their heads held high. For the Gym, 10th, the end of the season is likely to be quite boring.
Nîmes can bite its fingers
This victory would have done a lot of good to Nîmes. But it escaped them for a good ten minutes, this Sunday against Strasbourg (1-1). However, the Crocs thought they had done the hard part by opening the scoring on a penalty from Renaud Ripart (55th). But the 9th goal of the season from the Gard striker was not enough to hold. The fault of another penalty, obtained by Moïse Sahi and transformed by Dimitri Liénard (82nd). What reward Racing, which evolved to ten throughout the second period after the exclusion of Frédéric Guilbert for a sole for Lucas Deaux (47th). A result that leaves Nîmes in a barrage position, in 18th place. Strasbourg is 14th.
In the other meeting of the afternoon, Reims and Metz neutralized each other after a rather disappointing match, between two teams stuck in the middle of the table (0-0).