Lens finds the Champions League, Monaco close to the fiasco

Lens finds the Champions League, Monaco close to the fiasco

2023-05-28 00:25:40

Seko Fofana and the Lensois will return to C1; Wissam Ben Yedder and the Monegasques could lose everything. Panoramic.

TOPS/FLOPS – The Sang et Or in C1, AS Monaco on the verge of losing everything or even David’s composure: find out what caught the attention of the editorial staff during the 37 multiplexe daytime.


Lionel Messi offers Paris SG the eleventh title in its history

For what was (certainly) his penultimate match with Paris SG, Lionel Messi was decisive. Indeed, if his team was not transcendent against RC Strasbourg Alsace (1-1), the “Pulga”, she knew how to make the difference in the second half with a good strike in the penalty area , on a clever serve from Kylian Mbappé. An achievement which, of course, did not give victory to the Rouge et Bleu – the Alsatians coming back to score through Kévin Gameiro – but which nevertheless gave them the eleventh French championship title in their history!

Lens, twenty-one seasons later

It’s done ! Following its success this Saturday evening against AC Ajaccio (3-0), RC Lens is now guaranteed to finish in second place in the Ligue 1 standings. The Sang et Or will thus compete in the next edition of the Champions League, twenty-one years after their last participation. This qualification for the finest of European competitions rewards several remarkable seasons and in particular an impressive 2022-2023 financial year.

David has nerves

Lille owes him a proud candle. Author of a poor collective performance, the Mastiffs nevertheless overcame Nantes, thanks to a double penalty from David (2-1). The Canadian striker easily won his first duel against Lafont at the start of the second period. The sequence of the second penalty late in the game was more confusing. The Lille striker first stumbled on the Nantes goalkeeper, finally in an illicit position in front of the goal line. The Var offered David a new opportunity, which he did not miss. This decisive double allowed Losc to take fourth place, one point ahead of Rennes and Monaco.


Vitinha (still) can’t do it

Established at the forefront of the Marseille attack this Saturday evening against Stade Brestois, Vitinha was once again disappointing. If he was – as usual – very active, the Portuguese was once again very clumsy with the ball, in his controls, his passes but also his strikes. It will therefore not have weighed as hoped. Impatient, Igor Tudor took him out at halftime. A new match to forget for the very dear Olympian winter rookie.

Monaco close to fiasco

Nothing is going right on the Rock! While fourth place seemed promised to them in recent weeks, the Principality club is losing everything, and finds itself out of European places before the last day. The defeat of the day in Rennes (2-0) could mark a decisive turning point in the catastrophic end of the ASM season. Like their last outings, the Monegasques did not show anything good on the lawn of Roazhon Park. Quickly put in danger, they finally cracked in the second half and never gave the impression of being able to revive. The coaching of a visibly overwhelmed Philippe Clément has had no effect on a team that no longer has its destiny in hand in the race for Europe.

Agbadou’s nightmarish evening

Reims took on water on the lawn of Groupama Stadium, losing the final score of 3-0 against Lyon. Emmanuel Agbadou had a particularly painful encounter. Uncertain for this match, the Ivorian defender was finally a central hinge, but he cracked in the second minute of play, by registering an unfortunate CSC. Not blameless on the second Rhone goal, he finally returned to the locker room at the start of the second period, receiving a direct red card, for a foul on Lacazette who went on goal. The epilogue of an evening to quickly forget for the 25-year-old player.

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