Lorient relegated to Ligue 2 despite a card against Clermont, Metz will go through the play-offs for a goal

Lorient relegated to Ligue 2 despite a card against Clermont, Metz will go through the play-offs for a goal
Lorient relegated to Ligue 2 despite a card against Clermont, Metz will go through the play-offs for a goal

Despite a home victory against Clermont (5-0), Lorient joins the Auvergnats in Ligue 2 next year, while Metz will play for survival in the play-offs against the winner of the Ligue 2 play-offs. is played for a goal difference.

We had to hope for a miracle, but it will not happen despite a completely crazy scenario. Almost condemned to the descent into Ligue 2, Lorient did not escape the ax despite its success at home against Clermont (5-0). Faced with Clermontois who had already been relegated for a week, Régis Le Bris’ players believed in it, thanks to two goals in the first period (Abergel, Bamba), but did not manage to catch up on goal difference, despite a recovery operation initiated after returning from the locker room and constant pressure in front of Diaw’s goal. They finished this exercise in 17th place in the championship, synonymous with a direct descent to the lower level, for only one goal.

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At the same time, Metz secured its place as play-off despite its defeat against PSG (0-2). This setback does not yet condemn the Lorraines, who will have to go through the dam to try to stay in Ligue 1. They will face the winner of the Ligue 2 play-off (Saint-Étienne, Rodez or Paris FC) during a double confrontation: the first leg will take place on the Ligue 2 side’s pitch on May 30, the return leg will take place at Saint-Symphorien on June 2.

The schedule of the Ligue 1 play-offs and play-offs

Tuesday May 21 (8:30 p.m.): Rodez -Paris FC (play-off 1)

Friday May 24 (8:30 p.m.): Saint-Etienne – winner of play-off 1 (play-off 2)

Thursday May 30 (8:30 p.m.): winner of the play-offs – Metz (first leg)

Sunday June 2 (5 p.m.): Metz – winner of the play-offs (return play-off)

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