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Nice-PSG, Reims-OM: what is at stake for these late Ligue 1 matches?

Last week before the roadblocks for the ascents and descents, then the holidays.

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Nice-PSG, Reims-OM: what is at stake for these late Ligue 1 matches?

Last week before the roadblocks for the ascents and descents, then the holidays. Two late Ligue 1 matches are being played this Wednesday evening (9 p.m.), a few days before the final day on Sunday. OGC Nice hosts Paris Saint-Germain and Stade de Reims hosts Olympique de Marseille. If PSG is already champion, other teams are still playing very big in the race for Europe.

The first three in the L1 ranking will compete in the Champions League, while the 4th will have to go through a preliminary round then the play-offs. A path of the cross on which Nice, currently 5th and virtually qualified for the Europa League, would not spit. The Aiglons, in the event of a victory against the Parisians, would come within one point of Brest and Lille, before a trip to... Lille on Sunday. A potential final for the C1 therefore.

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We still have to not lose, or even inflict a second consecutive defeat on PSG, surprised by Toulouse (1-3) before the festivities of its champion title. “They still have one goal, the Coupe de France,” recalled Nice coach Francesco Farioli. “With this in mind, the next two matches for them will be important,” he added, with rumors announcing his departure for Ajax Amsterdam, a year after his arrival on the Côte d'Azur.

Marseille hardly depends on others for its future. If they beat Reims, OM will be 6th ahead of Lens and Lyon, tied on points but with a better goal difference. Unless the Lensois end up with a historic card against Montpellier, Marseille will finish 6th if they win on Wednesday then Sunday at Le Havre, 99% assured of maintaining. It remains to be seen what this 6th place is worth.

For now, it gives a ticket for the Europa Conference League play-offs. Not enough to jump to the ceiling. But if PSG beats OL in the Coupe de France final on May 25, this ticket will be granted to the 7th in L1. The 6th will go directly to the Europa League. In summary, the Olympians will necessarily be Europeans if they do not tremble in this final straight. It remains to be seen what type of Europe awaits them. “OM must be European,” encouraged Jean-Louis Gasset, 70, who will leave the Marseille bench at the end of the season.

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