Romain Rouillard / Photo credit: SEBASTIEN SALOM-GOMIS / AFP 22:52 p.m., June 03, 2023, modified at 23:16 p.m., June 03, 2023

The 38th and last day of Ligue 1 delivered its verdict on Saturday night. Winner of Angers at home (1-0), FC Nantes saved its place in Ligue 1, taking advantage of the defeat of Auxerre against RC Lens (1-3). Promoted to the elite this season, the Burgundians are making the lift and will play in Ligue 2 next season.

That's it, it's over. The Ligue 1 version 2022-2023 ended this Saturday evening and recorded the relegation of Auxerre, beaten at home by RC Lens (1-3). A result that does the business of FC Nantes, yet 17th in the ranking at kick-off but winner of Angers at the Beaujoire (1-0). A success synonymous with staying in the elite.

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Higher in the table, Rennes won in Brest (1-2) and will play the group stages of the Europa League next season at the expense of Lille, hanging on Troyes (1-1), and who will have to settle for the Europa League Conference. Monaco, long in the race for European places, lost at home to Toulouse (1-2) and ends its season in 6th place. ASM will not play in the European Cup next season.

Mbappé top scorer

Already titled, Paris Saint-Germain ended their exercise on a false note against Clermont at home. Christophe Galtier's men led 2-0 against the Auvergnats who totally turned the table to finally win 3-2. Scorer on penalty, Kylian Mbappé finished best director of the championship with 29 goals scored. Earlier in the day, PSG had formalized the departure of Argentine world champion Lionel Messi, after two seasons half-fig, half-grape in the Parisian jersey.

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In a match without stakes, AC Ajaccio, already relegated, won a prestigious victory against OM, assured of finishing 3rd (1-0). On the other pitches, note the victory of Nice over Olympique Lyonnais (3-1), that of Montpellier in Reims on the same score or that of Lorient against Strasbourg (2-1).