It will be officially necessary to wait until the last day to record their descent. But there is no doubt about this: Bordeaux will play in Ligue 2 next season. Taken Lorient (0-0), this Saturday in the pernicious atmosphere of the Girondins will not keep the tension for another week. If there is no incredible turnaround, their very unfavorable goal difference (-41) will be fatal for them.
Despite the second clean sheet of the season against Les Merlus, there are three points behind them Metz and Saint Etienne. A gap that they could still fill in Brest in case of victory. But that would not be enough to save, given the less calamitous goal average of Messins (-29) and Stéphanois (-35).
No delay for Gironde
Bordeaux is therefore preparing to experience its first descent since 1991. At that time, administrative degradation. To find traces of the sporting descent, we must go much further, to 1960. The results of the disastrous season on all fronts, which Bordeaux supporters, very angry, underlined in a way for the last match of the season at Matmut Atlantique.
In this hostile climate, the Girondins, who finished the match at ten after the elimination of Gideon Mensah (86th), could still afford another delay if Ui-jo Hwang was smarter (43rd and 75th) or if the penalty was given to Fransergi (49). .).
Lorient also had a chance to win, especially Ouattara (17th, 39th and 60th). However, this result is enough for Christophe Pelissier players to officially maintain it. Despite the defeat in Strasbourg (0-1) and against the Lens (1-3), Clermont and Troyes they also received their maintenance.
The Greens no longer have their destiny in their hands
On the other hand, everything remains to be done for Metz and Saint-Etienne. Winners of Angers, thanks to the head of Lamkel Zé (50th), while SCO has developed to ten after Romanin Thomas’s injury, Messins benefits from defeating the Greens at home, but behind closed doors, against Reims (1-2) to switch to the playoff position . Again, it’s the goal difference that makes the difference so far.
The ASSE, which nevertheless responded well to Mangala’s corner (12th), after opening Munetsi’s (2nd) quick score, then retreated again before the young Doumbi (61st). The Greens no longer have their destiny in their hands and next Saturday they will have to get the most points in Nantes in the hope that Metz will take less in the Parc des Princes.