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PSG, Lille and Lyon look set for Champions League football next season but the Europa League places are up for grabs
This weekend was supposed to be a coronation for PSG, one that seemed inevitable given their relentless pace, particularly at the Parc des Princes. Things did not go to plan, however, as a buoyant Strasbourg attack and a howler of a miss from Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting combined to prevent Les Parisiens from getting the necessary three points to win the title. Kylian Mbappé only featured from the bench owing to a muscular issue, laying bare once more the club’s over-reliance on individual brilliance – Ángel Di María and Neymar were also missing with injury – but the result will ultimately prove inconsequential as the club continues to be restructured under Thomas Tuchel.
With Strasbourg having kept the confetti at it seems a good time to look at the other subplots that have been burbling away in recent weeks. Second-place Lille, who are five points above Lyon and, crucially, 11 points above Saint-Étienne with seven matches to play, have all but sewn up a top-three spot. Lyon’s six-point lead over Saint-Étienne should also be enough to take them into the Champions League, given that their local rivals still face tricky fixtures against Nice, Montpellier and Reims.