Until the end the suspense lasted. Finally, it was Marseille, wide winner of Strasbourg (4-0), who finished behind PSG and therefore qualified directly for the Champions League. Due to a goal conceded in added time in Lens (2-2), the Monegasques will go through a preliminary round in C1. Rennes will play the Europa League and Nice the preliminary round of the Europa League Conference. Marseille on the wire Third before kick-off, the Phocaeans did the job against Strasbourg who could grab a European place. Gerson twice, Cengiz Ünder and Cédric Bakambu allowed OM to crush the Alsatians. One minute from the end of the Monaco match, Sampaoli’s men were third, but Lensois Ganago’s goal (90th + 3) gave them a direct ticket to the Champions League group stage. Monaco believed it Cruel destiny to Bollaert. Led 1-0, the Monegasques had turned the situation around thanks to Benoît Badiashile and Wissam Ben Yedder (2-1 in the 62nd). But in the final minute of added time, Ignatius Ganago equalized for the Lensois. A goal that condemns Philippe Clement’s men to go through a preliminary round and a jump-off in order to qualify for the greatest of European competitions. Rennes got scared In Lille, Rennes only needed a draw, given their goal difference, to secure their place in the Europa League. It’s done, but in pain. While Nice was leading, Bruno Genesio’s players conceded a second goal from Weah (88th) which brought them down one place. As in Lens, everything was decided in the last seconds. Serhou Guirassy, by equalizing (90th + 2), came to offer the Europa League to his club. Nice last European They almost achieved the coup of the evening. Andy Delort scored a hat-trick in seven minutes to allow his team to regain their two-goal deficit and pass Reims (3-2). An advantage that could have turned into qualification for the Europa League if Rennes had not managed to equalize at the end of the evening. The Niçois will console themselves with a place in qualification for the Europa League Conference since Strasbourg lost heavily to Marseille.
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