Ligue 1 round-up: Lyon blow chance to seal Champions League spot

Lyon blew the chance to secure a place in next season’s Champions League as Strasbourg staged a thrilling late comeback to snatch a 3-2 victory and ensure safety.

Fourth-placed Marseille’s 3-3 draw at Guingamp on Friday had left the door open for Lyon, but instead they lost second place to Monaco on a dramatic evening as Fabinho’s 90th-minute penalty grabbed the principality club victory over Saint-Etienne.

Lyon led with only a minute of normal time to play, but Joia Nuno Da Costa’s header and Dimitri Lienard’s brilliant injury-time free-kick gave Strasbourg a famous victory.

Monaco, who are now two points clear of Lyon with one game remaining, visit lowly Troyes on the final day of the season on May 19, when OL host Nice and Marseille – just one point further back – face Amiens.

Neymar watched on as PSG slumped to a low-key 2-0 loss at home to Rennes, having wrapped up the domestic treble with a French Cup final victory over minnows Les Herbiers in midweek.

The visitors broke the deadlock as veteran midfielder Thiago Motta conceded a penalty in his farewell match at the Parc des Princes.

Rennes winger Benjamin Bourigeaud beat Kevin Trapp from the spot to score his 10th Ligue 1 goal of the campaign, before Adam Hunou took advantage of slack defending by Presnel Kimpembe to slam home a magnificent volley.

The hosts quickly forgot their poor performance on the night, though, lifting the Ligue 1 trophy in front of their fans after a dominant season that has seen them score 108 goals in 37 games despite firing a blank on Saturday.

Elsewhere, Lille completed their escape from relegation as a double from South African Lebo Mothiba grabbed a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Dijon.

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