The main suspense is at the bottom. Five teams–Nancy, Bastia, Lorient, Caen, and Dijon–go into the final day still unsure of their future in the top flight.
There is still a glimmer of hope even for last-place Nancy, which needs to win against Saint-Etienne and other results playing in its favor to clinch the relegation playoffs spot pitting the 18th-place side and the team finishing third in the second division. The playoffs are new this season replacing the previous system of three down, three up.
There’s a new champion as well. Paris Saint-Germain was deposed by Monaco, which sealed its first title since 2000 on Wednesday. PSG is guaranteed a runner-up finish and Nice has sealed the third Champions League place.
Lyon, which plays Nice on Saturday, has secured fourth spot and a berth in the Europa League.
Behind that quartet, Marseille and Bordeaux are in a tussle for direct qualification in Europe’s second-tier tournament. Fifth-place Marseille, which hosts struggling Bastia, has the upper hand with a one-point lead over Bordeaux, which plays at Lorient.
Source: Fox Sports