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Lille grills a joker but remains in control, Nîmes officially condemned

2021-05-18T07:10:31.648Z

The suspense remains concerning the fight for the title of champion of France after the 37th day, this Sunday, and the draw of Lille against ASSE (0-0). Nîmes Olympique is doomed while OM is European.



PSG is getting closer to Lille

The title for Lille? Maybe, but the Mastiffs will still have to wait. To celebrate from the 37th day the fourth coronation in their history and the first in 10 years, they should have obtained a better result than their Parisian dolphins. Except that the latter did the job by having a team of Reims (4-0) reduced to 10 from the 10th minute of play, after the expulsion of Yunis Abdelhamid. A hand in the penalty area which allowed Neymar to open the scoring from the penalty spot. Double penalty for the players of David Guion, who had little hope afterwards… Kylian Mbappé, Marquinhos and Moise Kean increased the score. Very serious performance of recent semi-finalists Les Dogues, they never opened against ASSE (0-0). The fault, among other things, of the exploits of the young Saint Etienne goalkeeper Etienne Green at the end of the meeting,while Claude Puel's team finished at ten. However, all is not lost for Lille, who will only have to do at least as well as PSG next Sunday to win the cup. "We stay first, we have to win the last match", summarizes José Fonte, already turned towards this trip to Angers in the form of a final.

"We would have preferred to have a small margin, but we are always ahead"

Christophe galtier

“We would have preferred to win,” notes the northern coach Christophe Galtier at the microphone of

Canal +

.

It was a difficult match, especially the start of the match.

I did not recognize my team, once again at home.

Our start was very slow.

It was a little better then, we lacked success, but we could not have much (Sunday) because we had a very average match.

We would have preferred to have a small margin, but we are still ahead.

It's a final in Angers, you have to win it to be champion. ”

The Parisians will go to Brest.

“Everything is always possible in football.

We have confidence, but we must already do our job, “slips PSG midfielder Ander Herrera.

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Monaco and Lyon still neck and neck for the C1, OM guaranteed to play Europe

It is also hot for European places. Status quo for the third step of the podium, qualifying for the Champions League, since Monaco has had Rennes (2-1), while Lyon strolled in Nîmes (2-5, see elsewhere). Clearly, there is always a point ahead to the advantage of ASM. The two teams will face Lens and Nice respectively to decide between themselves. Regarding the fifth position in the standings and the place in the Europa League that goes with it, OM got the better of Angers (3-2) thanks to a hat-trick signed Arkadiusz Milik for what will remain as Florian's last match. Thauvin in his colors. The world champion, who will head to Mexico at the end of the season, will indeed be suspended for the 38th day. "It's a lot of emotions ... It was important for me to finish with a victory",savor the future player of the Monterrey Tigers. Still, the Marseillais benefit from the setback from Rennes, but also from that of Lens in Bordeaux (3-0). They have three points better than RCL and four more than Stade Rennais. Note that the sixth place will give access to the play-offs of the new Europa League Conference. Jorge Sampaoli's players are therefore guaranteed to play in a European Cup next season. It remains to be seen which one. They are still in a very favorable waiver for a ticket to the Europa League in view of their goal difference.Note that the sixth place will give access to the play-offs of the new Europa League Conference. Jorge Sampaoli's players are therefore guaranteed to play in a European Cup next season. It remains to be seen which one. They are still in a very favorable waiver for a ticket to the Europa League in view of their goal difference.Note that the sixth place will give access to the play-offs of the new Europa League Conference. Jorge Sampaoli's players are therefore guaranteed to play in a European Cup next season. It remains to be seen which one. They are still in a very favorable waiver for a ticket to the Europa League in view of their goal difference.

Nîmes, it's over

After Dijon, we know the second club relegated to Ligue 2. 19th before this 37th day, the Nîmes were doomed to the feat against OL to hope. They are now doomed outright. In fact, a defeat for Nantes could have allowed them to prolong the suspense. But Antoine Kombouaré's men lined up a fourth success in a row, in Dijon (0-4). There are five points of difference between the Canaries and the Crocs before the final day. definitely too much. After three seasons in the elite, Nîmes Olympique is back in L2. "It's a big mess, with the team we have ... I think of the supporters, they deserve better", plague Renaud Ripart. The suspense is however still present for the place of barrage. At the moment, it is FC Nantes, holder of a capital of 40 points, which occupies it. But Reims,Bordeaux (42 pts), Strasbourg, Brest and Lorient (41) are within shooting range. Moreover, Strasbourg and Lorient will battle it out on the last day, while Nantes will host Montpellier which has nothing more to hope or fear.

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