Newly promoted Strasbourg carried on from where they had left against Paris Saint-Germain last weekend after beating Bordeaux away on Friday night. Bahoken, Lienard and Terrier (the last of the three a very nice goal indeed) were on target for Strasbourg, who have now leapfrogged Girondins in the league standings.
As for Bordeaux, this is a third loss in four games for FCGB, and pushes them closer to the drop zone.
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Strasbourg, who were playing in the fifth tier of French football just six years ago, became the first team to defeat PSG in Ligue 1 this season as they beat Unai Emery’s side at La Meinau in front of over 25,000 spectators.
Goals for Nuno da Costa and Stephane Bahoken on either side of Kylian Mbappe’s goal for Paris SG, sealed this stunning triumph for last season’s Ligue 2 champions
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Tonight is the final round of games in the Championnat National.
There is still much that can be decided tonight at the top and the bottom of the table.
At the top there is the interesting battle between Guingamp and Strasbourg for the final promotion spot. It is an interesting battle because Strasbourg have already completed their season. This is due to the odd number of teams in the league this year, meaning that in every gameweek one team does not play.
Currently both clubs have 77 points but Strasbourg sit third as they have the better record in results between the two teams. This means that Guingamp need at least a point away at Rouen to win promotion.
Rouen currently occupy 8th spot and have nothing left to play for this season, however they will not make it easy for their visitors in what should be a very close and tense game.
It also looks likely to be a tense night at the bottom of the table, with three teams fighting for safety, but two of them will be relegated.
Gap currently sit one place above the relegation zone on 42 points and look to be the favourites to survive but Bayonne and Rodez who both have 40 points will be looking to leap above them to safety.
A point for Gap will be enough for them to confirm their survival, but should they lose then a win for either of the teams below them will see them relegated. If both Bayonne and Rodez win, Bayonne will come out on top thanks to their results against Rodez this season.
It is a complicated situation at the bottom and at this moment it is difficult to call.
Elsewhere there is nothing else to play for except the golden boot award which looks to be between current top scorer Thibault Giresse of Guingamp who has 21 goals and second placed David Suarez of already promoted Bastia who has 20 goals.
- Créteil – Gap
- Luzenac – Paris
- Rodez – Niort
- Fréjus St-Raphaël – Beauvais
- Amiens SC – Bastia
- Pacy Vallée-d’Eure – Plabennec
- Orléans – Colmar
- Bayonne – Cannes
- Rouen – Guingamp
All matches kick off at 7pm GMT
It is an interesting night in the Championnat National tonight. With the end of the season only a couple of games away there is a lot that can be decided in the coming hours.
Second placed Amiens entertain 3rd placed Guingamp tonight and depending on the outcome of this game and the outcome of the game featuring Strasbourg, both Amiens and Guingamp could be promoted this evening.
Amiens need just a point from tonight’s game to seal promotion, they can also be promoted if Strasbourg fail to win their game. For Guingamp it is a little more complicated, they need to beat Amiens and Strasbourg have to lose away at Rouen, this would also result in both teams being promoted back to Ligue 2.
It still remains very tight at the bottom of the table with around six teams trying to stay out of the three remaining relegation spots.
It should make for an interesting evening of football for the teams at the top and squeaky bums for the teams at the bottom.
||PACY SUR EURE
||GAP HAUTES-ALPES FC
* Kick off times are GMT!
It was a night of missed opportunity in the Championnat National this evening.
Amiens had the opportunity to seal promotion to Ligue 2 when they faced 4th placed Strasbourg this evening but the promotion outsiders held them to a 1-1 draw which means Amiens will have to wait until Friday for another shot at promotion when they face Cannes.
Guingamp were also looking to strengthen their promotion position but were also held to a 1-1 away at mid-table Luzenac. Already promoted Bastia beat already relegated Alfortville 4-0 to put themselves 8 points clear of second placed Amiens and look set to win the league this season.
Elsewhere Cannes missed the chance to close the gap at the top after being held 1-1 away at Orleans.
It turned out to be an evening of draws that has failed to settle any of the promotion and relegation battles. Creteil, Pacy, Frejus and Bastia were the only teams to pick up all three points tonight.
Luzenac 1 – 1 Guingamp
Créteil 4 – 2 Niort
Pacy Vallée-d’Eure 2 – 1 Colmar
Fréjus St-Raphaël 3 – 1 Paris
Beauvais 1 – 1 Gap
Orléans 1 – 1 Cannes
Alfortville 0 – 4 Bastia
Rodez 0 – 0 Bayonne
Amiens SC 1 – 1 Strasbourg
There is a full card of Championnat National fixtures tonight. The pick of the games however has to be Amiens vs Strasbourg.
Amiens currently sit second in the table and Strasbourg lie two places below them in 4th. A win for Amiens tonight would see them promoted to Ligue 2, however a win for Strasbourg would make things very close at the top. Strasbourg are the only team that look capable of stopping Amiens and Guingamp achieving promotion this season which makes tonights meeting at Stade de la Licorne vital for both teams.
Guingamp will be hoping for an Amiens victory tonight but they will need to take all the points from their game at Luzenac if they want to continue their strong promotion push. Guingamp are on fire at the moment scoring an impressive 11 goals in two games, they also have the leagues top goalscorer in Thibault Giresse who has scored 19 goals this season.
Nothing can be decided at the bottom of the table today but there are seven teams who are all fighting to stay out of the three remaining relegation spots. With games running out teams need to pick up points and fast if they are to avoid relegation.
The pick of the games at the bottom of the table is Rodez vs Bayonne. Rodex currently sit 16th in the table, one place above tonights opponents and the relegation zone. The winner of tonights tie will put them in a great position to secure their future in the National for next season.
17:00 CRETEIL – NIORT
17:00 LUZENAC – GUINGAMP
17:00 PACY SUR EURE – COLMAR
18:00 FREJUS-SAINT-RAPHAEL – PARIS FC
19:00 ALFORTVILLE – BASTIA
19:00 AMIENS – STRASBOURG
19:00 BEAUVAIS – GAP
19:00 ORLEANS – CANNES
19:00 RODEZ – BAYONNE
All times at GMT.