Nice: a week in hell

In one week, has OGC Nice lost everything? After the defeat in the Coupe de France final against FC Nantes (0-1), the Aiglons left the Top 5 in Ligue 1 on Saturday, losing against Lille (1-3). And pessimism reigns before the last day in Reims…

A terrible end to the season for Christophe Galtier.

The big loser of the week is OGC Nice. Cited among the contenders for qualification in the Champions League since the start of the season, the Aiglons finally left the Top 5 in Ligue 1 on Saturday after their home defeat against Lille (1-3) during the 37th day.

Down to 6th place, the first non-European, Christophe Galtier’s men, totally eliminated from the C1 race, now see the tickets for the Europa League and the Europa League Conference moving away…

The return from the locker room (still) hurts the Aiglons

And it is indeed a week in hell that the azuren club has just experienced. Last Saturday, already, the disillusion was strong Saint-Denis during the final of the Coupe de France lost against Nantes (0-1). Like against Lille yesterday, the Amine Gouiri squad started off as favorites, but after a convincing first period, they were punished as soon as they returned from the locker room with a penalty from Ludovic Blas. She couldn’t recover from it, and Jonathan David’s equalizer had the same effect yesterday.

We have good halves, good quarters of an hour, but we always have trouble over 95 minutes. It is however a, the high level. And tonight, we’re paying for it again…, regretted Andy Delort, shot at the microphone of Cana l + after the final whistle. An emotional lift, yet another. That of Saturday was perhaps even more violent than that of the Stade de France, and for good reason: at the break, Nice led against Lille and even found themselves virtually on the podium with the defeat of AS Monaco.

A. Delort – given the season we are doing, it would hurt…

But the Mongasques were able to raise their heads against Brest (4-2) to take 2nd place before the last day, when Nice sank. Quite a symbol: Wissam Ben Yedder scored a hat-trick for ASM, when Gouiri carried his total 15 consecutive games without scoring in L1… Two opposite dynamics, and that of OGCN comes at the worst time. Given the season we’re having, it would hurt not to qualify for a European Cup…a confirm Delort.

Mathematically, the Europa League and especially the Europa League Conference remain achievable. Rennes (4th) are two points ahead before moving to Lille, while Strasbourg (5th) simply has a better goal difference, but will have to resist Olympique de Marseille at the Vlodrome in six days. And yet, pessimism reigns on the Promenade des Anglais, as if the fate of the 38th day was already sealed. The European Cup? It’s going to be complicated, admitted Delort. It’s a shame, because we were in the game at halftime And also all season long. What to explain the dception from Galtier: We no longer have our destiny in our hands, so we will have to reach Reims and hope that teams trip over the carpet, like us this evening. No, I’m not heart, just… Like all the supporters, no doubt.

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