Monaco and Nantes in danger on final day

Paris Saint-Germain have wrapped up a file 11th French identify but Monaco risk missing out on European qualification on the very last night time of the Ligue 1 season on Saturday, even as 8-time champions Nantes are dealing with relegation.

PSG will choose up the championship trophy after their domestic game towards Clermont because the Qatar-owned membership end a difficult campaign with a party.

Behind them, Lens are sure to finish as runners-up, that means they may be inside the Champions League institution degree next season for the primary time because 2002/03.

Marseille will finish third and could input the Champions League within the third qualifying round in early August, with the likes of Panathinaikos, Sturm Graz and Servette amongst possible fighters.

The final European spots are nevertheless to be decided. One point separates Lille, Rennes and Monaco with simply berths in continental competition available.

Lille, Ligue 1 champions in 2021, take a seat fourth and are on course to qualify for the Europa League.

A win away at already-relegated Troyes will suffice for Paulo Fonseca’s team, in any other case they will want slip-united statesfrom the perimeters underneath them.

Rennes are 5th, a factor behind Lille, and on course to qualify for Europe for a 6th immediately 12 months with a niche within the Europa Conference League.

They are above Monaco on aim distinction having beaten the principality aspect 2-0 remaining weekend, leaving their combatants in risk of completing out of doors the European spots in 6th.

Monaco were at one factor on route for a Champions League region however have misplaced shape on the worst time and are on a run of just one win in six outings.

“It could genuinely be a big failure if we neglected out on Europe,” admitted Monaco teach Philippe Clement, whose group face Toulouse.

“A few weeks ago we have been nevertheless competing for second location, but our level has dropped plenty in view that then.

“It is not physical, it’s far extra that our self assurance has fallen.”

At the bottom, Angers, Ajaccio and Troyes are already condemned to the drop but there is still one area to be decided with four teams being relegated this season.

Nantes, French Cup winners ultimate season and runners-up again this yr, are points adrift of Auxerre and protection.

The Canaries must cease a 14-game winless league run through beating Angers, and wish that Auxerre – who’ve a worse goal difference – fail to conquer Lens.

“I have no doubt we can do what we need to do and beat Angers, and I actually have even less doubt that Lens will do justice to their area within the table towards Auxerre,” said Nantes teach Pierre Aristouy.

This is anticipated to be Messi’s last recreation for PSG. It may want to even be his final in shape in Europe, with Saudi Arabia and MLS both viable locations for the Argentinian, even though Barcelona are eager to convey him back.

Messi will pick out up his 2d Ligue 1 winner’s medal after PSG’s sport against Clermont. Signed on a -yr deal in August 2021 following his departure from Barcelona, Messi has 32 dreams in 74 suits to this point for Paris. He has 16 assists in Ligue 1 this season, as a minimum five more than some other participant.

5 – Kylian Mbappe tops the scorers charts going into the final weekend and so is on course to end a fifth instantly season as Ligue 1’s main marksman. He has 28 goals, with Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette on 27.

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