The euphoria continues among the Canaries. Four days after winning the Coupe de France against Nice (1-0) on Saturday, Nantes triumphed over their great Breton rival.
A recovery worthy of a striker from defender Nicolas Pallois (70th) rewarded the enthusiasm of the players of Antoine Kombouaré as much as punished the clumsiness of those of Bruno Genesio.
The Rennais foiled after opening the scoring by Flavien Tait (31st). They lost big at Beaujoire.
“We didn’t deserve anything tonight (Wednesday). It hurts us very, very badly“, released defender Hamari Traoré, at the microphone of Canal + Décalé.
Second place Marseille, synonymous with the C1 group stage next season, has moved away to six points, a crippling gap two days from the end.
The European future of Rennes (5th, 62 pts), which receives OM on Saturday, will depend on the results of its opponents, starting with Monaco (3rd, 65 pts) and Nice (4th, 63 pts).
The Azureans keep the podium in their sights. Against Saint-Etienne, they took time to digest their disappointment in the lost final. Specifically, 45 minutes.
Led 2-0 at halftime, the Niçois woke up when they returned from the locker room, in particular Andy Delort, author of an express double (60th, 62nd).
– the Greens still barrage –
Hicham Boudaoui (80th) sealed the stunning success of the “Gym“, which remains in a favorable position to win a European place at the end of the season.
But the evening was spoiled in the stands by songs from the kop niçois, insulting towards the former Nantes striker Emiliano Sala, who died in 2019 in a plane crash.
“I have no words to describe what we heard“, reacted the coach of the OGCN Christophe Galtier”.
The insulting song”came from a few people, but they weren’t just three. But let them stay at home with their bottles and their insults“, continued the technician.
The Nice club published a press release in the evening to condemn the new gap of its ultras.
Saint-Etienne remains on a burning seat, in place of the barrage (18th, 31 pts). The direct maintenance of the Greens will depend on the results of Lorient (17th, 34 pts).
But Denis Bouanga’s teammates keep their hand against the relegated Metz (19th, 28 pts) and Bordeaux (20th, 27 pts), whose demotion could be sealed next weekend.