Monaco and Nantes in danger on final day

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Principality nine could miss retired connected European spot; Last year’s French Cup winners conflict relegation


Paris Saint-Germain person wrapped up a grounds 11th French rubric but Monaco hazard missing retired connected European qualification connected the last nighttime of the Ligue 1 play connected Saturday, portion eight-time champions Nantes are facing relegation.

PSG volition prime up the title trophy aft their location crippled against Clermont arsenic the Qatar-owned nine extremity a hard run with a celebration.

Behind them, Lens are definite to decorativeness arsenic runners-up, meaning they volition beryllium successful the Champions League radical signifier adjacent play for the archetypal clip since 2002/03.

Marseille volition decorativeness 3rd and volition participate the Champions League successful the 3rd qualifying circular successful aboriginal August, with the likes of Panathinaikos, Sturm Graz and Servette among imaginable opponents.

The remaining European spots are inactive to beryllium decided. One constituent separates Lille, Rennes and Monaco with conscionable 2 berths successful continental contention available.

Lille, Ligue 1 champions successful 2021, beryllium 4th and are connected people to suffice for the Europa League.

A triumph distant astatine already-relegated Troyes volition suffice for Paulo Fonseca's team, different they volition request slip-ups from the sides beneath them.

Rennes are fifth, a constituent down Lille, and connected people to suffice for Europe for a sixth consecutive twelvemonth with a spot successful the Europa Conference League.

They are supra Monaco connected extremity quality having beaten the principality broadside 2-0 past weekend, leaving their opponents successful information of finishing extracurricular the European spots successful sixth.

Monaco  were astatine 1 constituent connected people for a Champions League spot but person mislaid signifier astatine the worst clip and are connected a tally of conscionable 1 triumph successful six outings.

"It would surely beryllium a large nonaccomplishment if we missed retired connected Europe," admitted Monaco manager Philippe Clement, whose squad look Toulouse.

"A fewer weeks agone we were inactive competing for 2nd place, but our level has dropped a batch since then.

"It is not physical, it is much that our assurance has fallen."

At the bottom, Angers, Ajaccio and Troyes are already condemned to the driblet but determination is inactive 1 spot to beryllium decided with 4 teams being relegated this season.

Nantes, French Cup winners past play and runners-up again this year, are 2 points adrift of Auxerre and safety.

The Canaries indispensable extremity a 14-game winless league tally by beating Angers, and anticipation that Auxerre – who person a worse extremity quality – neglect to bushed Lens.

"I person nary uncertainty we volition bash what we person to bash and bushed Angers, and I person adjacent little uncertainty that Lens volition bash justness to their spot successful the array against Auxerre," said Nantes manager Pierre Aristouy.

This is expected to beryllium Messi’s past crippled for PSG. It could adjacent beryllium his last lucifer successful Europe, with Saudi Arabia and MLS some imaginable destinations for the Argentinian, adjacent if Barcelona are keen to bring him back.

Messi volition prime up his 2nd Ligue 1 winner's medal aft PSG's crippled against Clermont. Signed connected a two-year woody successful August 2021 pursuing his departure from Barcelona, Messi has 32 goals successful 74 matches truthful acold for Paris. He has 16 assists successful Ligue 1 this season, astatine slightest 5 much than immoderate different player.

5 – Kylian Mbappe tops the scorers charts going into the last play and truthful is connected people to extremity a 5th consecutive play arsenic Ligue 1's starring marksman. He has 28 goals, with Lyon's Alexandre Lacazette connected 27.

10 - Nantes could spell backmost down to Ligue 2, 10 years aft past coming up. They are successful information of being relegated for the 3rd clip this century.

50 - Christophe Galtier volition instrumentality complaint of his 50th crippled arsenic PSG coach.

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