Football. Ligue 1: Uncertainty at all levels after PSG’s title

The fight continues to be tough for bothE and 3E positions that allow direct access to the Champions League. With three points ahead of Lille (4thE), Monaco, second behind PSG, are still in control. Against Saturday’s red lantern Clermont at Louis-II, the players of the principality should logically erase their failure in Lyon (3-2) and take a big step towards the most prestigious of the European cups.

The quest will also appear within reach of Brest. The surprise team of the season (3E) already a year after being saved from relegation at the last minute, are assured of at least competing in the Europa League, which is a feat considering their meager resources. But he can legitimately aspire to much better. By accepting Nantes (14E) on Saturday gives the Bretons a chance to consolidate their place on the podium, especially as Losc, their first pursuer, will not necessarily have an easy task when they welcome Lyon on Monday.

C3, C4: total voltage

Despite the success in Strasbourg (3-1), Nice (5E) may have woken up too late and seem to have to settle for the Europa League. The Aiglons will be able to quietly watch their rivals’ performances from afar as their clash against PSG at the Allianz Riviera has been postponed until May 15 to allow the main club to prepare as best they can for their Champions League semi-final return at the Parc de Princes against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.

Lens, 6E five lengths from Nice before they face Lorient at Bollaert on Friday, the European Conference League is promised for now. But watch out for OM (7E) and Lyon (8E), two points behind and who are far from giving up. Like the Parisians, the Marseillais are relegated from Ligue 1 with a view to a C3 semi-final return in Bergamo on May 9.

Even Rennes, 9E two lengths behind the pair OM-OL and in a very bad situation, he can still believe before leaving for the Met in Europe on Saturday. All these beautiful people will also be hoping that PSG wins in the Coupe de France final against Lyon on May 25. In this case 6E place will offer a ticket to the Europa League and 7E access to the Europa League Conference.

Maintenance: a five-way battle

Five clubs (Nantes, Le Havre, Metz, Lorient and Clermont) are still potentially affected by relegation to Ligue 2.

For Clermont (18E), travelers to Monaco and Lorient (17E), penultimate and who remain on five consecutive defeats before going to Lens, the situation looks desperate with both teams already one foot below the level.

Jumping seat for dams (16E place) is likely to be played between Nantes, Le Havre and Metz, who are separated by three small points.

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