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Ligue 1: OM hang on, Lyon gets its head above water, Paris does the job... Full summary of the 17th day

For the last day of Ligue 1 in 2023, all the teams played simultaneously this Wednesday evening. While OL and PSG won, Marseille and Lens saw the podium slip away.

Head above water. By beating Nantes à home (1-0), Olympique Lyonnais finally leaves the relegation zone. In a closed encounter, Pierre Sage's men left the ball to the Canaries who failed to create danger (0 shots on target). And it was a counterattack led by the trio of Gones Tolisso – Cherki – Lacazette which offered, at the start of the second period (49th minute), a third ;th rank success for Lyonnais.

After the victories against Toulouse (3-0) and & Monaco (0-1), OL goes on to a third match without conceding a goal for the first time in five years, a surprising but surprising statistic. eveloping a solidity and a serenity found under the orders of interim Pierre Sage, who should continue his mission. While waiting for reinforcements, this winter, to bring a little more ambition into the game and definitively distance ourselves from a red zone which remains the main concern of the season between Rhône and Saône.

Marseille stalls, the podium escapes

Yet also with good momentum, the other Olympic team broke down. teeth &agrav; Montpellier (1-1). The Marseillais quickly conceded; the opening score (Fayad, 14th) before pushing to equalize (Veretout, 52nd), without managing to achieve the goal. take the advantage at the end of the match. OM will spend the winter break at the end of the season. 6th place, à six points off the podium and still in the running for a Champions League ticket.

On the podium, Paris easily beat Metz (3-1) with a double; by Mbappé and maintains a five-point lead over Nice, who achieved a valuable success against RC Lens (2-0). The Aiglons have comforté their status as runners-up in Ligue 1 thanks to the double; lightning strike from luxury joker Terem Moffi (76th sp, 78th). The Sang et Or, seventh, saw the podium move slightly away, with the simultaneous victory of AS Monaco on the Toulouse pitch (1-2). A double of the inexhaustible Wissam Ben Yedder (26th, 44th) responded to the early opening score of Frank Magri (5th) and the Monegasques then held on to their lead. 10 against 11 after the expulsion of Golovin (51st). The Toulouse residents, too innocuous even in superiority digital, fall to 16th place as roadblocker. 

Brest dreams of Europe, Clermont cannot cope

Behind them, Lorient fell heavily. &agrav; Brest (4-0) and moves to 17th and first relegation. The Brestois continue their momentum thanks to à a quadruple exceptional performance from the young Malian Kamory Doumbia in the first half (22nd, 25th, 29th, 45th+3): the Finistère club is 4th behind the scorers. the truce, & two points from the podium. They doubled Lille in the ranking, which lost à Strasbourg (2-1) and goes 5th. Reims is always à on the lookout in the race Europe after its narrow victory against Le Havre (1-0), in superiority digital quickly and thanks to a goal from Keito Nakamura (25th).

Finally, Stade Rennais has found its way back into action. the path to victory &agrav; Clermont (1-3). The Bretons took advantage of this of the expulsion of Caufriez (45th) to turn the match around in the second period thanks to the achievements of Kalimuendo (52nd), Désiré Gifted (88th) and Blas (90th+7 s.p.), after having beené led 1-0 à the break following Nicholson's quick goal (4th). Clermont is bottom of Ligue 1 with 11 points, while Rennes goes back to the top. 10th place.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116