Champions League, C3, relegation ... the very big stakes of the last day of Ligue 1

Champions League, C3, relegation … the very big stakes of the last day of Ligue 1

The multiplex of the 38th day is held this Saturday evening (9 p.m.) with ten matches and several issues on the program. Everything remains to be decided for the Champions League with a three-way fight between Monaco, Marseille and Rennes, as for maintenance, where ASSE and Metz are fighting for a play-off place.

The outcome of the 2021-2022 season is imminent. Nine and a half months after the start of hostilities, Ligue 1 closes its chapter this Saturday evening, at the end of the final multiplex where the ten matches will be played simultaneously at 9 p.m. Behind the Parisian champion, six teams are still in the running for the European places which have not yet delivered any verdict. At the bottom of the table, the last three are known but not yet the identity of the relegated and the roadblocker.

Monaco, Marseille and Rennes compete for the podium

OM’s defeat in Rennes last week put the Rouge et Noir back in the race for the podium and allowed ASM, who won their ninth victory in a row at the same time, to take the runners-up spot for the first time this season. The Monegasques, ahead of Marseille on goal difference, have their destiny between their feet while the Marseillais must hope for a misstep to regain their second place. The Rennais must hope for two to go directly to the next Champions League. As a reminder, third place will only give a ticket for the 3rd preliminary round of the competition.

Monaco second if:

– He gets a better result in Lens than OM against Strasbourg.

– He loses, OM too, but without a victory for Rennes and maintaining his best goal difference over OM (+26 against +21).

OM second if:

– He gets a better result against Strasbourg than Monaco in Lens.

– It obtains the same result the same result as Monaco and makes up for its goal difference (+21 against +25), on condition of avoiding a victory for Rennes at Lille in the event of defeat.

Rennes second if:

– He wins in Lille while Monaco and OM lose against Strasbourg and Lens.

Classification:

2- Monaco: 68 points (+25) (qualifying place for the Champions League group stage)

3- Marseille: 68 points (+21) (qualifying place for the 3rd preliminary round of the Champions League)

4- Rennes: 65 points (+42) (qualifying place for the Europa League group stage)

Several fourth-place contenders

To join FC Nantes, winner of the Coupe de France, directly in the group stage of the next Europa League, the fourth in the championship could well be behind Rennes, who are not allowed to reverse Lille. Strasbourg and Nice will have to win to hope to reach the top 4, even if one of the two could console themselves with the Conference League.

Strasbourg fourth if:

– He wins in Marseille and Rennes loses in Lille.

Nice fourth if:

– He wins in Reims, Rennes loses in Lille and Strasbourg does not win in Marseille.

– He wins, Strasbourg too, makes up for his goal difference and Rennes loses.

Classification :

4- Rennes: 65 points (+42) (qualifying place for the Europa League group stage)

5- Strasbourg: 63 points (+21) (qualifying place for the play-offs in the group stage of the Conference League)

6- Nice: 63 points (+15)

Lens still in the race for the C4

Fifth place in Ligue 1, qualifying for the Conference League play-offs, is still accessible for RC Lens, which narrowly missed out on Europe last season. The Sang et Or are condemned to beat an impressive Monegasque team, while hoping for snags from Strasbourg and Nice to find the continental neighbors, 15 years later.

Lens fifth if:

– He wins against Monaco while Strasbourg and Nice lose to Marseille and Reims.

– He wins, Strasbourg and Nice draw and makes up for his goal difference (+14 against +15 and +21).

Classification :

5- Strasbourg: 63 points (+21) (qualifying place for the play-offs in the group stage of the Conference League)

6- Nice: 63 points (+15)

7- Lens: 61 points (+14)

Saint-Étienne and Metz aim for 18th place

The suspense is at its height for the maintenance. Before the last 90 minutes of the season, the Greens and Grenats are tied on points and struggling to avoid the descent and grab a play-off place against AJ Auxerre. FC Metz enjoys a better goal difference but moves to the Parc des Princes while the Stéphanois go to La Beaujoire to face an opponent a priori more accessible.

Behind, the relegation of the Girondins de Bordeaux is not yet official but there is no longer any doubt. Held in check by Lorient last Saturday, the Bordelais are now three points behind ASSE and Metz, but also a largely unfavorable goal difference. Only a victory combined with defeats of his competitors, all with large scores, would offer them the true achievement of a play-off place.

Metz relegated if:

– He obtains a worse result in Paris than Saint-Étienne in Nantes or the same by being overtaken on goal difference (-29 against -35).

– He loses, Saint-Étienne also and Bordeaux wins by making up for his goal difference (41 against -29 and -35).

Saint-Étienne relegated if:

– He obtains a good result in Nantes than Metz in Paris or the same without making up for his goal difference -35 against -29).

– He loses, Metz too and Bordeaux wins by making up for his goal difference (-41 against -35).

Bordeaux relegated if:

– He does not win in Brest.

– Metz and Saint-Étienne do not lose to Paris and Nantes.

– He wins, Metz and Saint-Étienne lose but without making up for his goal difference (-41 against -29 and -35).

Classification :

18- Metz: 31 points (-29) (play-off place)

19- Saint-Etienne: 31 points (-35)

20- Bordeaux: 28 points (-41)

The program for the 38th day:

Angers – Montpellier

Brest-Bordeaux

Clermont – Lyon

Lens-Monaco

Lille – Rennes

Lorient – Troyes

Marseilles – Strasbourg

Nantes – Saint Etienne

Reims – Nice

Paris SG – Metz

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