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5 clubs for total suspense… Who has the best/worst schedule to clinch 3rd place?

From left to right: Benjamin Bourigeaud (Rennes), Ludovic Ajorque (Strasbourg), Aurélien Tchouameni (Monaco), Andy Delort (Nice), Jonathan Cluass (Monaco). Panoramic.

Rennes, Monaco, Strasbourg, Nice and Lens hold three points at the top of the Ligue 1 table. Only one of these clubs will be able to clinch a place on the podium.

For Marseille, it’s almost done

More suspense, or almost, in the heights of our Ligue 1. Paris Saint-Germain is soon titled. OM are clinging firmly to their second place. With a six-point lead, five days from the end, Marseille is practically guaranteed to play the most beautiful of European competitions next season, but behind the battle rages. At stake, a third place, synonymous with the preliminary round of the Champions League.

SEE ALSO – Behind the scenes of OM’s victory against Montpellier (2-0)

Rennes, two shocks to end the season (3rd, 56 points)

Of the five clubs listed, Stade Rennais is the best placed but yet the one that worries the most. After sweeping 4-2 wins at Lyon and 6-1 against Reims, Rennes have only taken four points in their last four Ligue 1 games. place than its fiery attack (70 goals, only five less than PSG), and a better goal difference (+34, against +20 for Strasbourg and +17 for Monaco). What better than a derby to revive after two setbacks? The red and black club travels to Lorient this Sunday, before facing two teams within its reach. Two days from the end, Stade Rennais will receive OM in a crucial match, perhaps even to relaunch second place in a crazy scenario, before moving to Pierre-Mauroy, to celebrate or regret.

The Rennes calendar:

D34: receives Lorient

D35: receives Saint-Etienne

D36: go to Nantes

D37: receives Marseille

D38: go to Lille

Strasbourg, next two capital matches (4th, 56 points)

Of the five candidates still in the race, Strasbourg is undoubtedly the one with the most difficult schedule. The team coached by Julien Stephan has only suffered one defeat in its last 15 league games (at Bordeaux, on January 23). The RCSA then begins its final sprint full of confidence. And it will be needed. The Alsatian club moves to the North during the next day, before welcoming PSG. In its “misfortune”, Strasbourg is still a bit lucky. In all likelihood, Paris should already be titled and could approach this game more calmly. Finally, the “Racing” will go to the Vélodrome on the last day for a match that can change everything.

The Strasbourg calendar:

D34: go to Lille

D35: receives Paris

D36: go to Brest

D37: receives Clermont

D38: go to Marseilles

Monaco, five out of five (5th, 56 points)

Sometimes purring, the ASM suddenly woke up. Monaco remains on five consecutive successes in the league, including a prestigious against PSG (3-0, March 20). Philippe Clement seems to have found the formula for a few weeks and the Monegasques are making a crazy rise in the standings. Watch out for overconfidence in the next match on the lawn of ASSE, also in good shape and who can now hope for maintenance. Monaco then receives Angers before a trip to Pierre-Mauroy and a match in Brest. ASM will end its season with a match at Bollaert between two contenders for Europe.

The Monaco calendar:

D34: go to Saint-Etienne

D35: receives Angers

D36: go to Lille

D37: receives Brest

D38: go to Lens

Nice, a favorable schedule (6th, 54 points)

Of the five clubs involved in this mad race to qualify for the Champions League, the GYM is certainly the one with the most affordable schedule. In the next five games, Nice will play clubs ranked in the bottom five of the championship three times (Troyes, Bordeaux and Saint-Etienne). Easier meetings on paper but be careful all the same against teams who are playing their survival in Ligue 1. Especially since the OGCN has stalled for several weeks. Five points in the last six games. A struggling club, like its striker Amine Gouiri. Scorer ten times in Ligue 1 this season, the player trained at OL has not planted since January 23. Nice will end its season with the reception of Lille and a trip to Reims.

The Nice calendar:

D34: receives Troyes

D35: go to Bordeaux

D36: receives Saint-Etienne

D37: receives Lille

D38: go to Reims

Lens can catch up (7th, 53 points)

Surprise on this list, and a last-minute guest in this race for qualification, RC Lens is only three points behind third place and is joining the big leagues. The Sang et Or will go to Paris on the next day, a match that should seal the coronation of PSG. Then, Franck Haise’s players will tackle an “affordable” schedule with matches against Nantes, Reims and Troyes, before the reception of Monaco, in a final match that can change everything.

Lens calendar

D34: go to Paris

D35: receives Nantes

D36: go to Reims

D37: go to Troyes

D38: receives Monaco



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