This Sunday evening, the 37th day of Ligue 1 reserved its traditional multiplex for high stakes both at the top and at the bottom of the table. This penultimate round of the French championship, for example, sealed the fate of Nîmes Olympique, which is officially relegated and will therefore return to Ligue 2 in 2021-2022. In the race for Europe, Olympique de Marseille has also secured a place in the European Cup next season.
But above all, the title race is raging and PSG, which largely beat the Stade de Reims at the Parc des Princes (4-0), returned to a small unit of the leader, the LOSC, who could not do better than a draw against a valiant team from AS Saint-Étienne (0-0). If this result is not fatal to Lille, who keep their destiny between their crampons for the 38th and final day in Angers, it clearly accentuates the pressure on the shoulders of Christophe Galtier’s men.
Christophe Galtier plague against the level of his players
Questioned at the microphone of Canal + at the end of the meeting, the French technician did not hide his disappointment and pointed to the level displayed by his players at the Pierre-Mauroy stadium. “We would have preferred to start with a victory. But it was a difficult match, especially our start to the match, where there was perhaps a little tension, nervousness. I did not recognize my team in our last games, but it is once again at home. We gave up a lot of points at home in this second part of the season ”, initially let go of Christophe Galtier, before continuing.
“Our start was very sluggish. Saint-Etienne got off to a good start. […] There was better at the end of the first period and slightly better in the second period, we lacked success (Yazici touched the post at the very end of the match, Editor’s note) but we could not have much tonight because we had a very average game. Anyway, it’s not that it doesn’t change the equation, we would have preferred to have a small margin, but we will have to be well prepared. We are always ahead, it creates suspense for everyone. We will have to make sure to win in Angers. It won’t be easy. Over the last 13 trips, we have 12 wins and 1 draw. It’s a final. You have to earn it to be champion. […] We’ll go play Angels to win. These last matches always reserve their lots of surprises. It’s tense for different reasons … Paris will go to Brest, which is not yet saved ”, he concluded. The last day of Ligue 1 promises to be in any case as exciting as the whole of this 2020-2021 exercise, which will therefore see LOSC or Paris Saint-Germain be crowned champion of France.