The Parisians have defeated Angers and are 15 points ahead of OM five days before the end of the Ligue 1 championship.
Paris SG won 3-0 at Angers, but the French Championship crowning was delayed by its rival and runner-up Marseille, who came down against Nantes (3-2), on a 33rd favorable day for Monaco and Strasbourg, terribly frustrating for Bordeaux.
Dethroned last year by Lille, the PSG hit the tenth coronation of its history after its 24th L1 win of its season at Angers. Kylian Mbappe’s partners only need a draw on Saturday (9pm) against Lens to mathematically claim the title.
On Wednesday, the best artificer in the championship let the powder speak again, his 22nd goal of the exercise was followed by performances from Sergio Ramos and Marquinhos.
With five days to go, PSG have a 15-point lead and a better goal difference than OM, a solid second that struggled but knocked Nantes down.
Monaco’s good shot
Two penalties from the Vélodrome, Jorge Sampaoli’s men dominated the Canary Islands with two penalties from Dimitri Payet (39th, 55th) and a final goal from Amine Harit (75th), certainly in a very good pass.
The Marseillais, also qualified for the semi-finals of the Europa League Conference, are now six points ahead of three competitors: Rennes, Strasbourg and Monaco.
De Rennais, third, broke through in the sold-out Meinau cauldron, where Habib Diallo and Ludovic Ajorque donned their superhero capes. Martin Terrier, the second top scorer in L1, struck again, but it wasn’t enough this time.
The spot on the podium is hanging by a thread for the Bretons, along with their evening opponents and a team from Monaco in top form.
The Monegasques have had a fifth success in a row in the past month with another “big” championship hanging at their leader’s table. After Paris SG and Rennes, it was Nice (1-0) that had to undergo the law of the partners of Aleksandr Golovin, goalscorer before half time (45th + 2). Monaco, fifth, has never been this high this season.
Conversely, the podium target has the lead in the wing on the side of the Nice Aiglons. RC Lens was even one point behind after their 2-0 win over Montpellier.
Lyon, on the other hand, is no longer a real threat. OL lost 2-1 in Brest and their 8th place is far from their European ambitions.
For Bordeaux, the 2-2 draw at home to Saint-Etienne has a bitter taste, even a taste of defeat. The Girondins had paved the way for valuable success in the quest to stay, 2-0 in less than half an hour, but the Greens overtook Denis Bouanga – his 5th goal in 8 games – and Arnaud Nordin.
Above all, they thought they had secured their sixth win of the season with a goal from Dean Jimmy Briand (36) in the 89th minute. But the video assistance detected offside and sealed the atmosphere of the Matmut Atlantique.
Bordeaux remains penultimate four points behind Saint-Étienne, now in a play-off position and en route to three more complicated encounters (against Monaco, Rennes and Nice).
Sad evening in Metz
The Metz red lantern also had a sad evening, beating 1-0 in Lorient with a goal in added time from Dango Ouattara (90th + 6th). The VAR was also activated, but the realization of the Burkinabé was validated.
For the inhabitants of Lorraine, the maintenance operation seems to be in jeopardy. The first non-relegation player, Clermont, has an eight point lead five days before the end.
The Auvergnats won 1-0 in Troyes, also in the closing moments of the game, thanks to Mohamed Bayo (88th).
The hosts demanded a stoppage time penalty but were denied it, infuriating some supporters. Projectiles were thrown at Clermont goalkeeper Ouparine Djoco.
The fate of the match also sounded the gong in Reims, Lille winning 2-1 with a liberating goal from their captain Yunis Abdelhamid in the 92nd minute.
Maintenance seems assured for the team of Oscar Garcia, twelfth. LOSC, reigning French champion, is ninth.