• Metz, Saint-Etienne and Bordeaux will try to save their heads in Ligue 1 during this 38th day.

  • They are all three traveling to Paris, Nantes and Brest this Saturday (9 p.m.).

  • Lorraine supporters believe more and more in miracles.

    The Stéphanois, they rely more on Mbappé than on their players.

    Finally, the Bordeaux people are already preparing for Ligue 2.

Three for a seat.

It has been a long time since we had experienced such a situation in Ligue 1. Before the last episode of this 2021-2022 season this Saturday, no club is mathematically and therefore officially relegated.

Metz, Saint-Etienne and Bordeaux can still grab the play-off spot.

That's on paper.

In reality, only the first two can still dream of (temporarily) saving their skin.

With three points behind and a very unfavorable goal difference on the Lorrains and the Greens, it would take more than a miracle for the Marine et Blanc.

The fight will therefore take place between Messins who travel to the Parc des Princes to challenge a PSG already champion and Stéphanois visiting Beaujoire against Nantes who have absolutely nothing left to play.

To be complete, the Bordeaux people are expected at the Francis Le Blé stadium to face Brest there for their last match in Ligue 1 before a long time.

Before the outcome of this maintenance race, 20 Minutes decided to give the floor to the supporters of these three teams.

The Messins believe in miracles

Those who believe in it the most are undeniably the Messins.

Not because they occupy before this last day the place of play-off thanks to a better goal difference than the Greens but simply because they come back from hell.

As Damien reminds us, "the situation was desperate at the beginning of May" with seven points behind the play-off place four days before the end of the season.

"I can only believe in a possible maintenance in view of the unexpected turnaround achieved during the last two days (with in particular victories over Lyon and Angers)" persuades Olivier while for Marc, "if we manage to avoid relegation , it will largely be a miracle, but also and above all the mediocrity of Bordeaux and Saint-Etienne”.

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But beware, if on paper FC Metz has its destiny in its hands, it is not true for Lionel "in view of the confrontation against PSG who will be keen to celebrate the title as it should be in front of their public. .

" Finally, it is Félix who best sums up the state of mind of the Lorraine supporters: "Fear in Metz that facts of match or arbitration decision favors St Etienne whose maintenance in league 1 would be more bankable for the league than the maintaining Messin.

Hope that Paris eases off with nothing more to play for.

Flat, that Mbappé makes a big game for his farewell.

And yes, Kyky is really everywhere.

While waiting for the verdict around 11 p.m., Olivier hopes that his club “will not make a new return trip between Ligue 1 and Ligue 2” and in the event of a descent, “it is the general atmosphere of L1 that I will miss. most.

“I will always follow the league hoping, if FC Metz goes down to L2, its return as soon as possible, which it generally does.

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Fatalistic Greens whose only chance is to see "a great Mbappé against Metz"

On the side of Saint-Etienne, not many people believe in it despite a situation that is far from hopeless.

Serge hasn't even believed in it for “a long time”.

Why ?

"The last seasons already announced this inescapable fact", he explains.

Nicolas, he is downright "disgusted to see where the club is at all levels" and "does not see the Greens holding up".

"Unfortunate", Thierry does not see either "how his club could make a result in Nantes in view of the last matches (five games without a win including four defeats in a row), and Metz will beat us for the place of play-off".

However, as Thimothée points out, “at Sainté we are not really demanding, we just want to have players with desire, who wet the shirt and who give everything!

Today we have plots.

“And it is for this reason that they do not count on the men of Pascal Dupraz to save the club:” Our only chance to maintain us?

A great Mbappé against Metz and an arbitration in our favor against Nantes, like an imaginary penalty in the 90th.

And again, if we ended up as a roadblocker, we would have to beat a starving player from Ligue 2 (Auxerre).

Suffice to say that with these guys, it's impossible.

On the other hand, we must not count on the Stéphanois supporters to abandon their club in the event of a descent.

"It's sad but I'm not a weather vane," thunders Jean-Marc while Matthieu adds:

“ASSE is not just a club, it's our life.

In green and against all.

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Bordeaux residents already turned to Ligue 2

In Bordeaux, we have already put the last nails on the coffin of this monument of French football that are the Girondins.

No one believes in it anymore, supporters as well as players and coaches.

And for once, we can understand it.

“The performances all season do not give hope for anything, explains Jordi.

And even if a miracle happened and the Girondins held on, it really wouldn't be deserved given the disastrous season (and the long agony that has lasted for years…).

Better to start from a blank page by emptying all floors.

“The vast majority of Bordeaux supporters are in this state of mind today in order to “clean up the club at all levels and start from scratch”, continues Nicolas.

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Yoann goes even further: “I am happy that we are moving to Ligue 1 because the club has become unmanageable”.

“The team (staff and players) have to regain cohesion and a desire to play with the navy blue jersey before thinking about being competitive and Ligue 2 is perfect for that, we have to rethink the club and we will come back stronger. », Develops this supporter of the Girondins.

Moreover for Nicolas, "what is most worrying is the risk of not going straight up for the club's finances so it will be a season under high tension and I think that all the Bordeaux supporters do not want to stay there is not the place for our club.

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