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Ligue 1: OM on the road, PSG hosts Metz and a shock for Europe... The complete program for the 17th day

All Ligue 1 clubs meet this Wednesday evening for one last day of Ligue 1 before the break, with several great displays on the program. Presentation of all meetings.

One last evening of football before Christmas. The eighteen Ligue 1 clubs all play this Wednesday   9 p.m. for the 17th day of Ligue 1, the last of the year 2023. PSG will end the year early is out of the championship but wants to further increase its lead, while the battle for European places seems more open than ever.

At the top of the bill, this 17th day presents a tantalizing shock. the Allianz Riviera in Nice, where the Aiglons welcome RC Lens in a direct confrontation between candidates & the Champions League. The Sang et Or have not lost since September 16 (0-1 against Metz) in the championship, and are gradually moving up the rankings after a start to the season very winded. Nice is still 2nd in Ligue 1 despite the odds the setback suffered at Le Havre last weekend (3-1), and has the opportunity to push back Lens & nine points for a win tonight.

Marseille and Monaco on the move

Hunting behind leaders like Lensois, Olympique de Marseille takes to the Montpellier pitch this Wednesday. At the Stade de la Mosson, the Phocéens are aiming for a fifth victory in a row in the championship, to continue their rise in the standings and get closer to the podium, four points ahead. Montpellier, for its part, is still looking for regularity. and hopes for a new positive result after the success achieved in this study. &agrav; Metz (0-1).

On the third step of this podium, AS Monaco is moving ahead. Toulouse after its disillusionment against OL & home (0-1). TFC, who will face Benfica in the Europa League play-off, are less successful in the league, where they are less successful in the league. victory has eluded them since October 1 (3-0 against Metz). The Violets could fall into the red zone in the event of a defeat and unfavorable results on the other lawns.

Lyon on its way, Paris to finish in style

A relegation zone that Olympique Lyonnais wants to leave, which must continue its convalescence against Nantes. Les Gones have already gave up last place in the championship by winning against Toulouse (3-0) then again. Monaco (0-1), and can now leave the red zone before a winter transfer window which arrives à named point. But the Canaries will not be easy prey: they have been sorely missed. success against Brest on Sunday (0-2), and had shown great promises by beating Nice (1-0) then hanging on to PSG (2-1 defeat) the previous weeks.

For its part, Paris Saint-Germain offers itself one last reception to try to end the year with a victory after having been é hooked &agrav; Lille (1-1). The Parisians face a beaten and silent FC Metz in their last three matches, which would see the red zone move a little closer in the event of a defeat. Paris, which is five points ahead of its runner-up from Niçois, could spend the holidays with a small margin over its pursuers.

Brest and Lille hang on Europe

In Strasbourg, a great duel between two teams in good shape is looming, with LOSC moving to the city of Strasbourg. Alsatian. Lille held PSG to a defeat on Sunday evening (1-1), continuing an unbeaten streak. of 15 matches in all competitions, which has lasted since September 26 (1-2 defeat against Reims). The Mastiffs, 4th in Ligue 1, are in the race for Europe and even the Champions League. Strasbourg, for its part, gave itself over to air with a view to maintaining by obtaining two valuable successes against Le Havre (2-1) and Lorient (1-2).

Brest, a nice surprise at the start of the season, hosts rival Lorient at the Stade Francis-Le Blé. The Finisterians, 5th in Ligue 1 and counting four victories in the last five matches, want to spend the holidays at home. a European place. Opposite, Lorient is lacking confidence in the red zone, the polar opposite of the flamboyant first part of the season achieved last season.

Rennes and Reims à the revival

Stade Rennais has an opportunity dreamed of relaunching on the lawn of Clermont, the red lantern of Ligue 1 who has no longer won. for five matches and has only scored two goals in these matches. Julien Stéphan's men are pointing at a disappointing 13th place, only three lengths ahead of Lyon, 16th and jump-off. 

The Stade de Reims, beaten à four times out of its last five meetings, Le Havre receives. Will Still's training was poorly paid é Lens on Saturday despite a good match (2-0 defeat). At the same time, Le Havre carried out a real benchmark match against Nice, inflicting the Aiglons with their second defeat of the season (3-1). The Normans want to maintain their position in the top 10, à good distance from the relegation zone.

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