Monaco just sealed off the final spot in the Champions League Ligue 1 with their 1-0 season-ending Lorient win, while Marseille and St. Etienne missed out.
Carrasco managed the game’s single goal 20 minutes in, and Monaco dominated the match so much that they were able to afford Anthony Martial missing a penalty in the second half.
Lorient saw their first defeat in some five games, but their surge in form late in the game was enough for them to finish their campaign some six points over the drop zone.
Marseille on the other hand finished off their season by beating Bastia 3-0 in a match that saw Dimitri Payet’s opener plus Alexander Djiju’s own goal making the game effectively safe by halftime. Lucas Ocampos tacked on a late third goal as the team finished fourth.
St. Etienne managed to beat Guingamp 2-1 but the team had to settle for taking fifth place despite having pulled off just a single loss across 13 games in their campaign. The match saw Max Gradel scoring twice, and though Claudio Beauvue came back with a penalty, he had enough brace to bring victory.
Paris Saint-German brought in (yet another) title with their 3-2 victory against Reims, a game which saw Edinson Cavani scoring twice. The Uruguayan player opened the scoring a bit past the 30 minute mark, and then Adrien Rabiot doubled the team’s advantage shortly before half-time (though Aissa Mandi still pulled one back).
The 84th minute saw Cavani restore his team’s two-goal advantage, with the result that a last-minute effort by Grejohn Kyei only brought a little consolation to Reims. However, since PSG had already locked-in the title and Reims was already safe, neither side was playing for anything in particular. Fans with the tickets for CL will get to see both in action.
In other matches, Nice managed to win 3-2 against Toulouse despite a late fightback by the latter in the teams’ final game. Neal Maupay cracked open the scoring while Eric Bautheac managed to strike on both sides of half-time, bringing Nice to an 11th place finish.
For Toulouse, both Oscar Trejo and Wissam Ben Yedder managed goals but the team couldn’t get back on terms; they ended the season just one place over the relegation zone. Still, they managed it five points clear, plus they’d secured safety right before this game.
Bordeaux ended their season on a 2-1 win against Montpellier, with Diego Rolan scoring a brace and giving the team a perfect start at their brand-new Bordeaux-Atlantique stadium.
The team finished inside the top-7 — managing a sixth-place finish — for their 10th season in a row. The match was watched by none other than the now-retired Zinedine Zidane, and the Uruguayan Rolan managed to bring the hosts up to 2-0 by the brake.
Montpellier finished off their season 7 points back in the seventh place, scored a goal via Djamal Bakar shortly after the one hour mark.
Caen brought Evian an unhappy end to their season, beating them 3-2 with two goals from Herve Bazile. Evian’s relegation had already been confirmed beforehand, so the loss makes little difference at this point. They came in with just their pride on the line and an embarrassing exit seemed set after the Bazile brace in the second half. Moudou Sougou and Olivier Sorlin nevertheless brought them some respectability late in the match with two goals. Caen’s win brought Caen to 13th place.
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