Ligue 1. Saint-Étienne beaten in Nice, FC Metz stays alive

At halftime, FC Metz was cooked. At the final whistle, he is still alive. The victory of OGC Nice over AS Saint-Étienne, this Wednesday evening (4-2), allows the garnet club to still believe a little in the maintenance.

Two days from the end, three points separate the Messins, nineteenth, from the Greens, play-offs. With a better goal difference, Frédéric Antonetti’s men could even overtake those of Pascal Dupraz on the next day of the championship. For that, it would be necessary to beat Angers, Saturday evening at Saint-Symphorien (9 p.m.), and count on a defeat from Saint-Etienne against Reims at the same time. After that, the Lorraine will visit PSG … without Nicolas de Préville, suspended for an accumulation of yellow cards.

Pulling off the play-offs therefore remains entirely hypothetical, but mathematically possible thanks to the victory of the Niçois, who were trailing 2-0 at the break after goals from Bouanga (11e) and Youssouf (45e+3). Bard (52e), Delort (60e62e) and Boudaoui (80e) led the Aiglons’ response. And gave a nice helping hand to Metz…