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Ligue 1: Bordeaux stampede, Bayo as a savior and threat of departure

The results of the 34th day

Lyon-Montpellier: 5-2

Saint-Etienne – Monaco: 1-4

Paris-Lens: 1-1

Rennes – Lorient: 5-0

Nice-Troyes: 1-0

Nantes-Bordeaux: 5-3

Metz-Brest: 0-1

Clermont-Angers: 2-2

Lille-Strasbourg: 1-0

Reims – Marseille: Sunday evening at 8:45 p.m.

Et of 10! By conceding a draw on their lawn against Lens (1-1), PSG still scored the small point they lacked in the standings to definitively validate their tenth title of champion of France, record of AS Saint-Etienne equal. A title celebrated in a contrasting atmosphere, between ultras preferring to celebrate outside the stadium, and players celebrating in the locker room.

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For the rest, status quo or almost at the bottom of the ranking. Metz, Saint-Etienne, Troyes, Lorient and especially Bordeaux, after a crazy match against Nantes (5-3 defeat), all lost. In the fight to maintain, only the Clermontois took a point against Angers (2-2), thanks in particular to Mohamed Bayo. They are 17andtwo points ahead of Saint-Etienne (18and). Burgundy (19and) and Metz bring up the rear.

At the top of the rankings, the big cars of Ligue 1 are running at full speed. This is particularly the case of Rennes against Lorient (5-0) or Monaco against Saint-Etienne (4-1), the two teams continuing to compete for third place.

Nantes celebrate the goal of Moses Simon (second from the right) during their victory against Bordeaux.

The very definition of “playing a half”. Stuck in the bottom of the standings, the Bordelais lost again on Sunday against Nantes (5-3), at the end of a meeting which nevertheless seemed to be promised to them. After a good first period, the Girondins returned to the locker room with a two-goal lead thanks to M’Baye Niang (6and) and Javairo Dilrosun (18and).

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The following ? A total rout in the second period. The Nantes first quickly equalized by Kalifa Coulibaly (46and) and an own goal from Bordeaux defender Ricardo Mangas (50and). But even after burning their lead in a few minutes, the Girondins stayed in the game and managed to regain the lead thanks to a nice curling shot from the left of Kwateng (67and). An advantage that only lasted five minutes, the time for Coulibaly to go there with his double (72and).

In a completely unbridled end to the game, the Canaries then took the score by Moses Simon (76and), before Osman Bukari drove the point home… with his head (89and). A few seconds earlier, Jimmy Briand had seen his penalty saved by Alban Lafont (88and). When it doesn’t want…

And to think that he only played forty minutes. Against Angers on Sunday, Clermont coach Pacal Gastien had decided to do without the services of his striker Mohamed Bayo. But while his team was trailing (2-0), the coach hastened to put his top scorer on the pitch. Well he took it.

Entered the game at the 53and minute, Bayo changed everything in Clermont. The Guinean international was first opportunistic by pushing into the back of the net a ball that was dragging in front of the goal (71and), then served as a deflection of the right Lucas Da Cunha for the equalizer (82and). If he failed to make the difference in the last seconds to give victory to Clermont, the 28-year-old striker at least allowed his people to pocket a point which could be decisive in the race for maintenance.

Mohamed Bayo scored his 12th Ligue 1 goal this season in the game against Angers.

A derby in the form of a demonstration. Opposed to Lorient on Sunday, the Rennais had to win so as not to be left behind in the fight for third place. Mission accomplished… and with style, since the red and black easily won 5 to 0! The Rennais never trembled in this part and quickly took the score by Benjamin Bourigeaud (17and) and Martin Terrier (19and), then Hamari Traoré was responsible for killing the suspense as soon as the locker room returned (47and).

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The dismissal of Nayef Aguerd for a foul in the position of last defender (58and) could have calmed the ardor of the Rennais. But nothing came of it and Flavien Tait (79and) and Gaëtan Laborde (90and+3) allowed themselves to weigh down the score at the end of the game. After the 6-1 inflicted on Metz, the 6-0 against Bordeaux or the 5-0 in Saint-Etienne, Stade Rennais continues its “popcorn” season. Only PSG have scored more in Ligue 1 (76 goals against 75).

Last victim for the Rennais: Lorient, beaten 5 to 0.
  • The end of the weekend series

Undefeated for 11 matches, the Strasbourg fell on Sunday, defeated by Lille (1-0) and a late goal from defender Zeki Çelik (84and). Before the Turk threw himself on the ball to score from the left, the RCS and especially his striker Ludovic Ajorque had however had several opportunities to open the scoring, without succeeding.

The exceptional series of Strasbourg therefore stops there, and the hopes of the Champions League may also be compromised with this defeat. Racing is 6andthree points behind the third place currently occupied by Rennes.

Ludovic Ajorque (in white) and Strasbourg did not find the fault against Lille to continue their series.

“If it were to continue, I would prefer to leave”

Despite the victory and the wide score, nothing was easy for Lyon against Montpellier on Saturday (5-2). First on the field, where OL had to wait until the last half hour to take the lead definitively. But especially in the stands. The Lyon supporters showed themselves to be particularly reassured there, not hesitating to whistle their own players, like Karl Toko Ekambi.

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A stormy climate, linked to the sad Les Gones season (8are of Ligue 1, eliminated by West Ham in the quarter-finals of the Europa League), which did not please Jean-Michel Aulas at all. President of the club since 1987, he did not hesitate to open the door to a departure if the situation did not calm down. ” We have overcome a situation which, for me, is not acceptable. Football is not that. »

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