Find all the results of this Sunday’s matches, counting for the 31st day of Ligue 1.
If the race for the title is exciting, it will be necessary to have the heart even more hooked in the fight for the maintenance, this season, in Ligue 1. While Angers already has one foot and four toes in Ligue 2, and that Ajaccio and Troyes are also on the edge of the abyss, three teams are engaged in a fierce fight to extricate themselves from the red zone: Auxerre, Brest and Strasbourg.
Auxerre is getting a new breath of fresh air!
AJA, which has been running at a steady pace for two months, confirmed its excellent form by signing an oh so precious victory against Nantes (2-1). A success that took shape very quickly thanks to a perfectly mastered first act, after a quick opener from Jubal from the penalty spot (1-0, 3rd) and a goal from the break before the break signed Da Costa (2-0, 43rd). The Canaries reduced the mark by Mohamed on the return from the locker room (2-1, 55th), but the formation of Christophe Pélissier, formidable in tenacity, resisted the attacks from Nantes until the end. This victory even allows Auxerre to pass their opponent of the day in the standings.
Brest and Strasbourg clash
Nantes will therefore be fully engaged in this race to maintain, because behind, a peloton is pushing very hard, starting with Brest, which also confirms its recovery. The Finistère club carried out the other big operation of the day by bringing down Nice, one of the best teams in the championship in 2023 (1-0). It was Douaron who liberated the Breton formation at the start of the match, scoring a capital goal which was enough for the happiness of his team (1-0, 12th).
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Brest had no other option since Strasbourg also made the job against a drifting Ajaccio team (3-1). Antonetti’s men won thanks to goals from Gameiro – from the penalty spot (1-0, 26th) -, Diarra (2-0, 71st) and Suzuki (3-1, 89th). The reduction in Barreto’s score (2-1, 71st) will remain anecdotal for the Corsicans. Finally, Clermont, quietly, is getting closer to maintaining after a victory against the red lantern, Angers (2-1). Two penalties converted by Kyei (1-1, 33rd) and Cham (2-1, 39th) allowed the Auvergnats to overthrow the SCO, which had opened the scoring by Hunou (0-1, 28th).