Despite Justin Kluivert’s goal against Lille, OGC Nice should fear losing European football next season. The first-placed French lost the match at home 3-1 and saw the opponents win on the penultimate day of the French Ligue 1.
Kluivert’s opening goal came in the 31st minute. Pablo Rosario was also at the base in Nice. Goals by Jonathan David and Timothy Wie after the break eventually ensured Nice’s defeat against Lille, with defender Sven Putman missing.
Nice is in sixth place with 63 points. No. 5 RC Strasbourg has the same number of points and Stade Rennes is fourth with two more points. This place means qualification for the European League at the end of the season, with one match remaining. The club that occupies the fifth place qualifies for the conference league.
Goalkeeper Marco Bezot took a 2-0 lead over Monaco with Stade Brest, but the Dutchman eventually had to allow three goals from Wissam Ben Yedder and one from Kevin Volland: 4-2. Monaco, where Myron Boadaux finished in the final stage, is now second. This place ultimately means direct qualification to the Champions League. Brest is eleventh.
Georginio Wijnaldum, who was not included in the Dutch national team’s initial selection, played nearly 70 minutes in champion Paris Saint-Germain’s 4-0 victory over Montpellier. Then Xavi Simmons came for him. Lionel Messi scored the first two goals in Montpellier, after which Angel Di Maria and Kylian Mbappe (from a penalty kick) managed to score.
Coach Peter Boss could no longer achieve European football with Olympique Lyonnais, but he won 3-2 over FC Nantes. Moussa Dembele scored the opening goal on behalf of Lyon, his 16th goal in the league this year.
The nearest Girondins de Bordeaux could not avoid relegation after the 0-0 draw against FC Lorient. The deficit in 18th place, which means play-offs, is 3 points before the end and Bordeaux’s goal difference is also much lower.
Starter Javairô Dilrosun saw the match halted after 26 minutes after fans threw hundreds of rolls of toilet paper onto the field. Die-hard Bordeaux supporters had already tried to stop the team bus before the match due to dissatisfaction with the performance.
Opposite to the approaching Bordeaux relegation is the promotion of Ajaccio. The club from Corsica returns to its highest level after eight years after finishing second in the second division. In the last round it was 1-0 against champions Toulouse, who was already certain to go up.
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